Section Newsletter Articles on In Memoriam

Remembering Judge Jean Prendergast Rooney By Kyle Garmes Women and the Law, February 2016 Although Jean Prendergast Rooney was a woman of remarkable abilities in her profession and family life, her 15-month fight against leukemia proved to be insurmountable.
Joseph Tybor, 1947-2015 By Hon. Alfred M. Swanson, Jr., (Ret.) Bench and Bar, December 2015 Remembering Joe Tybor's contributions to the Illinois Supreme Court and the Illinois judiciary in his 17 years as Director of Communications for the Court.
Remembering Tom Fitz By Hon. Gino DiVito, (Ret.) Bench and Bar, December 2015 Judge Geno DiVito shares his memories of former Chief Justice Thomas R. Fitzgerald.
Franklin’s Wish Founders Society: In memory and honor of Franklin Hartzell By Greta Wetzel Trusts and Estates, February 2014 Remembering Franklin Hartzell and his contributions.
In memory of Ross Kodner, a legal technology pioneer By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, November 2013 Ross was relentless at promoting the benefits of legal technology for lawyers and their staff, and had a personality as grand his ideas.
Linscott R. Hanson, 1937-2013 Animal Law, August 2013 Mr. Hanson was instrumental in the creation of the Illinois Pet Trust Act, which became law in 2004.
A tribute to Linscott R. Hanson, 1937-2013 By Darrell Dies Trusts and Estates, August 2013 Remembering Lin Hanson and his contributions to the law.
Remembering Justice McMorrow By Hon. Ann B. Jorgensen Bench and Bar, March 2013 Recalling the legacy of Justice Mary Ann McMorrow.
A remembrance to Justice John T. McCullough By Hon. William E. Holdridge Workers' Compensation Law, January 2013 Justice John T. McCullough, Justice of the Illinois Appellate Court, and the Presiding Justice of the Workers’ Compensation Commission Division of the Appellate Court, passed away at his home in Lincoln, IL on October 30th, 2012.
Eulogy for Hon. Edward R. Jordan By Hon. Nancy J. Katz Bench and Bar, September 2012 Judge Nancy Katz delivered the following eulogy at Judge Jordan’s funeral service.
Eulogy for Hon. Edward R. Jordan By Hon. Nancy J. Katz Family Law, September 2012 Judge Nancy Katz delivered the following eulogy at Judge Jordan’s funeral service.
A tribute to Franklin Hartzell By Darrell Dies Trusts and Estates, May 2012 Respected attorney Franklin M. Hartzell, a lifelong resident and prominent Carthage attorney, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at the age of 88.
A tribute to attorney Dennis Norden By Darrell Dies Trusts and Estates, September 2011 Remembering Trusts & Estates Section member Dennis Norden, who passed away earlier this month.
In Memoriam: Roz Kaplan By Kathryn A. Kelly and Lynn Patton Government Lawyers, June 2010 Remembering one of our own.
Remembering Harold By Hon. Gino L. DiVito Bench and Bar, May 2010 A tribute to Judge Harold W. Sullivan.
In memoriam By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, April 2010 Remembering Roz Kaplan.
A tribute to Justice Frederick S. Green By Richard L. Thies Bench and Bar, February 2010 Those of us who knew Fred miss him greatly, but the legacy that he left in the community of Urbana-Champaign, to the judiciary and to the legal profession of Illinois, will always be remembered and cherished.
In Memoriam By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, October 2009 We’d like to honor a former ISBA Ad Law Section Council member, Judge Alfred Gene Burton Jr., 56, who died on Aug. 2, 2009.
Judge Suria remembered By Hon. Thomas R. Fitzgerald Bench and Bar, October 2009 Judge Fred Suria was a gentleman’s scholar and a good and valued friend. Of his 44 years on the bench, almost all of them were spent in Criminal Court at the 26th and California courthouse.
Farewell, Friend By David Clark Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, July 2009 Remembering retired 10th Circuit judge James McNabb Bumgarner, who died April 3 at age 89 in his Port St. Lucie, Fla., home.
Sunrise with Judge Sandra Otaka By Hon. E. Kenneth Wright, Jr. Bench and Bar, July 2009 The author remembers Judge Sandra Otaka, who passed away in June of 2009.
Remembering Judge Eugene Pincham By William H. Hooks and Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, July 2008 On April 3, 2008, Justice R. Eugene Pincham passed. The following are two remembrances of Justice Pincham’s life and contributions to the legal community.
In memoriam of Matthew A. Maloney By Hon. Gregory Paul Vazquez Criminal Justice, January 2008 The Criminal Justice Section Council has lost a long-time member and friend when attorney Matt Maloney of Princeton, Illinois died on December 25, 2007.
Matt Maloney—A passion for the law By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, January 2008 Remembering Matt Maloney, who died unexpectedly on Christmas Day, 2007.
Special issue in memoriam of MATTHEW A. MALONEY By Donald A. LoBue General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, January 2008 The Bar Association lost a good friend when Matt Maloney of Princeton, Illinois passed on December 25, 2007.
Greg Bowman, 1954 - 2007 Agricultural Law, October 2007 It is with great regret we learned of the passing of one of our Section Council members and past Section presidents as a result of a September motorcycle accident. Greg Bowman was a valued member of our profession and a friend to all who knew him.
Roger C. Siske dies at 61; practiced law at Sonnenschein for 36 years By Leslie A. Klein Employee Benefits, March 2006 Roger C. Siske, a nationally renowned employee benefits and executive compensation lawyer, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack on Wednesday, January 4, while skiing in Colorado. He was 61.
In honor of… Gene Petersen By Stuart H. Wolf Business Advice and Financial Planning, January 2006 On February 9, 2005, the Section Council, the ISBA and attorneys throughout the state lost one of their most devoted friends, Gene Petersen, age 62.
Epilogue: Arts lawyer Patricia Felch headed ISBA section council Intellectual Property, June 2005 Chicago intellectual property attorney Patricia A. Felch, a past president of Lawyers for the Creative Arts, died March 24 at age 58 of cancer in her Evanston home.