Annual Bench-Bar Memorial Program

The 2016 Annual Greater Cleveland Bench-Bar Memorial Program will be held Monday, April 4, 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 2015 and had devoted their lives to upholding the rule of law and the highest standards of the community.

If you know of an attorney or judge in the Cuyahoga County area that passed away in 2015 (January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015) please send their name to Krista Munger at so that they may be included in the program. 

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.

2016 Bench-Bar Memorial Program Decedents

John F. Albu
John M. Baker
I. Joseph Berger
Stephen J. Cahn
Honorable John E. Corrigan
Charles Robert Emrick, Jr.
Honorable John W. Gallagher
E. William Haffke, Jr.
Jacque M. Haines
Herbert J. Hansell
Honorable Leodis Harris
Victor M. Javitch
Theodore W. Jones
Stanley S. Keller
William M. Kraus
James P. McAndrews II
Michael B. McCord
Kenard McDuffie
Bernice G. Miller
Donald L. Otto
Kevin F. Payne
Thomas A. Quintrell
Richard H. Sayler
Naoma L. Stewart
Congressman Louis M. Stokes
R. Mark Wells
Jonathon M. Yarger