Annual Bench-Bar Memorial Program

The 2015 Annual Greater Cleveland Bench-Bar Memorial Program will be held Monday, April 6, at noon in the atrium of the Howard M. Metzenbaum U.S. Courthouse at 201 Superior Avenue, Cleveland.  The program will pay tribute to attorneys and judges from Cleveland and Cuyahoga County who passed away in 2014 and had devoted their lives to upholding the rule of law and the highest standards of the community

Chief Judge Solomon Oliver of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, will preside over the ceremony, and judges from the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; Eighth District Court of Appeals; Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas; and Cleveland and Cuyahoga County Municipal Courts will be in attendance. 

During the ceremony, brief remarks will be made by various judges and local bar association representatives, and reflections will be provided by a guest speaker.  A full reading of the names of those being memorialized will take place, and a reception with light refreshments will be held immediately following the ceremony. 

The Memorial Program is presented each year as a collaborative effort by the bench and local bars, including the Cleveland Metropolitan, Federal-Northern District, Norman S. Minor, Ohio State and Ohio Women’s Bar Associations. The program is open to the public at no cost and will last approximately one hour.

The year, the Memorial Program will honor: 

Susan H. Abramson Benjamin King
Stanley I. Adelstein Joan M. King
Sanford J. Berger James B. Koplow
Patricia A. Burgess Marc C. Krantz
Charles F. Clarke Anthony A. LaPerna
Michael L. Coticchia Lynn W. Leary
Mary Davis Richard J. Mahon
James R. Douglass Mark O'Neill
Thomas A. Dugan John J. Pallam
Arthur R. Fitzgerald Robert A. Piazza Jr.
Stephen C. Froberg Ruben E. Pope, III
James S. Gallas Timothy J. Potts
Steven L. Gardner David C. Prugh
Visalakshi Gembala Harry T. Quick
Bari E. Goggins Albert J. Rhoa
Robert A. Goodman George W. Stuhldreher
Edward A. Heffernan Gary E. Stroh
Lowell L. Heinke Stephen C. Sutton
John W. Jeffers Paul W. Ziegler