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Anthony M. Quartararo, BCE `53, JD `59 died at his home in St. Helena Island, South Carolina on August 1, 2020. Prior to law... Read Full Note
Anthony M. Quartararo, BCE `53, JD `59 died at his home in St. Helena Island, South Carolina on August 1, 2020. Prior to law school, he served in the United States Air Force as a navigator in the B-48 bomber. He was a founding partner of Quartararo & Quartararo law firm, specializing in construction, banking, and municipal law. He served in local politics in a number of capacities, including Justice of the Peace and Councilman in the Town of LaGrange and Chairman of the Dutchess County Republican Committee. He also served as a member of the Board of Trustees at Trinity-Pawling School in Pawling, New York. Tony was an adventurous soul and had a soft spot for Italian race cars. In 1979, he crossed the country with a good friend in the fifth running of the Cannonball Run, an unofficial, unsanctioned automobile race from the East Coast to Redondo Beach, California, in his red 1969 Ferrari 330 GT. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed bird hunting, fly fishing, and playing golf. He especially loved bonefishing in his beloved Treasure Cay, Bahamas, though he was never happier than when surrounded by family and friends in any setting. Tony is survived by his children: Anthony B. Quartararo; Michael Quartararo, and his wife, Janice; Lucia Mulder, and her husband Pieter; and Caroline Quartararo, as well as seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife Sally, his brother Jack, his sister Mary Sofia, and his daughter-in-law Alexis.
Edward G. Thomson, JD `58, died on December 22, 2019, at the age of 86. He worked primarily as general counsel for corporate... Read Full Note
Edward G. Thomson, JD `58, died on December 22, 2019, at the age of 86. He worked primarily as general counsel for corporate philanthropy with the Council on Foundations and The Foundation Center. He was a member of the Church of the Covenant, Presbyterian USA, and he served for many years as a volunteer for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in New York City. Born in New York City, Thomson was the son of the late Joseph Carl Thomson and Dorothy Bristol Thomson. His parents and his sisters, Joan T. Balkenberg and Jane T. MacColl, and his oldest child, Richard Warren Thomson, preceded him in death. He is survived by three of his four children, Karen Thomson Ellenberg (George) of Pensacola, FL, Lauren Thomson Page (David) of Durham, NC, and Scott Douglas Thomson (Beth) of New York, NY; six grandsons, Charles, Jonathan, and Scott Page, Bolton, Easton, and Henry Ellenberg, and granddaughter Madison Thomson. He is also survived by his companion of many years, June Downey.
I,. Leonard Feigenbaum, AB `53, LLB `56 passed away on January 7, 2020. He had a private practice in Plainview, NY. He is survived... Read Full Note
I,. Leonard Feigenbaum, AB `53, LLB `56 passed away on January 7, 2020. He had a private practice in Plainview, NY. He is survived by his beloved wife Edith (nee Lader), loving children Marilyn (Scott) Saftler, Steven Feigenbaum and Cheryl (Alan) Jaffe, his beloved grandchildren Ryan and Lexi Jaffe, and his dear sister Gloria Katz.
Robert W. Avery, JD `53 died on October 4, 2020, with his family by his side at the age of 92. After graduation from Law School,... Read Full Note
Robert W. Avery, JD `53 died on October 4, 2020, with his family by his side at the age of 92. After graduation from Law School, Bob served in the U.S. Army until 1955 after which he moved to Irondequoit where he worked with several law firms before joining the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office in 1967. Bob then served with distinction as the Assistant District Attorney for Rochester, NY from 1967 until his retirement in 1995. He served as lead attorney on a number of well-known and high profile cases in Rochester. Bob is pre-deceased by his son Charles. He is survived by his loving wife Barbara, his son James (Rita) Avery, his daughter Kathryn (Alan) Liotta, and daughter -in-law Cheryl. He has five surviving grandchildren, Kristina (Thomas) Garavaglia; Jon-Erik Avery (Khailey Walsh); Jay (Caitlin) Liotta; Christopher (Noel) Liotta; and Kerrie (Edward) Avery-Natale. He also had three great-grandchildren, Ava Garavaglia, Benjamin Liotta, and Emerson Avery-Natale.
Arthur A. Heald, LLB `52 of St. Albans, VT, passed away on October 30, 2020, with his wife, Averill at his side. Prior to law... Read Full Note
Arthur A. Heald, LLB `52 of St. Albans, VT, passed away on October 30, 2020, with his wife, Averill at his side. Prior to law school, Art served his country in the 87th Infantry Division of the United States Army during World War II. He was a retired attorney and a longtime member of the Vermont Bar Association. He was very active in his community serving in various organizations as well as his church community of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Art was never without a smile and a kind word for everyone he met throughout his day-every day, without fail. He was a brilliant man. He also loved to play cards-Bridge, Hearts, Cribbage, he was the master of all. In addition to his wife, Averill June Moore, he is survived by his children, Randall Heald and his wife, Dawn of South Burlington, Faith Scaramucci and her husband, Paul of Middlebury and Arthur Heald, Jr. of Sheldon; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ellsworth and Lynn Moore, Carroll and Lora Moore, Judith and Patrick Luneau; grandchildren, James Angell and partner Barb Roscoe, Derek, Ashley, Logan, Luke and Ryan Heald, Maya Scaramucci and her partner, John Dunn, Matthew Scaramucci, Thomas Dunn and fiancé Katie Bishop, Patrick Dunn and partner Lyndsey Wells; great-grandchildren Aubrey, Declan and Maverick Heald, Abel Bilodeau; plus several beloved nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. He is predeceased by his sister, Beverly Sodaro, son, Glen Heald, and brother-in-law, Dwane Moore.
Walter J. Wiggins, LLB `51 died on September 9, 2020, surrounded by his family at his home in Ithaca, NY. Prior to law school,... Read Full Note
Walter J. Wiggins, LLB `51 died on September 9, 2020, surrounded by his family at his home in Ithaca, NY. Prior to law school, Wally served in the Marine Corps during World War II and was sent to the South Pacific where he served in active combat for over 2 years. In 1969 he converted an old farmhouse known as the Miller Farm to build L’Auberge du Cochon Rouge, known since 1994 as John Thomas Steakhouse, which expanded in 2005 to become La Tourelle Hotel, Bistro and August Moon Spa. He also built his first hotel in Aruba in 1969, the Divi Divi Beach Hotel, which eventually became Divi Hotels with 12 Hotels, 9 timeshare properties, 3 casinos and 5 Peter Hughes Diving operations. He was a civil rights activist who always believed that Black Lives Matter and helped organize and hosted a visit to Ithaca for the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King. Wally and his dear friend Ed Hart, worked diligently on issues of civil rights in Ithaca and New York State. He practiced law in Ithaca for over 65 years and was an outstanding trial lawyer. He had a talent for connecting with juries and questioning witnesses, and was smooth as silk in the courtroom. He mentored many young lawyers over the years, and was a member of the New York State Bar until his passing. He retired from his law career at the age of 90. Additionally, Wally was an avid tennis player, winning the NY State Senior Doubles Tournament in 1985, an accomplished writer who authored 3 books of fiction, and an avid photographer. Along with his wife Joyce and often his children, he was a world traveler who once dined with Bobby Kennedy, had tea with Queen Elizabeth and played tennis with Billie Jean King. Wally is survived by his children Kaethe (Laurent), Marcus (Cindy), Scott (Kash), and Jonni (Richie); grandchildren Xavier, Nathalie, Heidi, Sven, Dane, Maki, Phoenix, Jessica and Moorea and great-grandchildren Naea, Kahai, Ryan, Alia, Aviel, Mayan, Amani, Amir, Arson, Wilder, Jaxton and Ivy. Wally is also survived by Coni and her family and Krystal (Scott) and her family.
Robert C. Gross, JD `50 of Portsmouth, RI, passed away on August 1, 2019, surrounded by his adoring family. His unforeseen passing... Read Full Note
Robert C. Gross, JD `50 of Portsmouth, RI, passed away on August 1, 2019, surrounded by his adoring family. His unforeseen passing was swift and peaceful. Bob led an active life fueled by his positivity, outgoing personality and genuine love of people. He had a 30-year career with Texaco, Inc., retiring as an officer of the corporation. Bob remained active in his retirement, most recently serving as a docent at the Newport Car Museum, making new friends right up until the end. Beloved husband of 32 years to Elizabeth "Lolly" Gross and loving father to Pamela Rooney and her husband, Patrick of Middletown, RI; Robert Curtis Gross Jr. and his wife Lisa of Portsmouth, RI; and Wendy Murad and her husband Menashe of Sarasota, FL as well as grandchildren Sean and Kate Rooney; Kevin, Scott and Ryan Gross; Sam, Curt and Brooke Murad and six great-grandchildren. Bob also leaves behind his brother-in-law, William Felter and his wife Virginia of Sparta, NJ; his nephew, Thomas Felter and his wife Susan of Bedminster, NJ; his nephew, William Felter of Cary, NJ; his stepson Jody Okumura and his wife Chandelle, and granddaughter Evie of Oakland, CA; his brother-in-law Richard Okumura, of Sacramento, CA; his niece Alison of Somers, CT; and stepson, Tad Okumura of Oakland, CA.
Doris Banta Pree, JD `46 died on September 20, 2020, in St. Louis, MO at the age of 98. She was the daughter of the late Parke M.... Read Full Note
Doris Banta Pree, JD `46 died on September 20, 2020, in St. Louis, MO at the age of 98. She was the daughter of the late Parke M. and Gladys N. Banta; beloved wife of the late J. Roe Pree; dear sister of Carol (Scott) Brewer and Mary Elizabeth 'Beth' McHaney. She is survived by her sister, Mary 'Beth' of Dallas, Texas, six nieces and a nephew along with several great and great-great nieces and nephews. While at Cornell Law she was Order of the Coif and a pioneer woman Editor in Chief of the law review, the second woman to be editor in chief of a law review anywhere. Doris worked for a law firm in St. Louis for 35 years, was admitted to practice before U.S. District Courts, the Eighth Circuit of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court, and in the early 1960's became a partner in the law firm. In 1980, she left the firm to become vice-president and general attorney for the St. Louis County Water Company, a position she held until her retirement eleven years later. She also loved traveling, outdoor activities - especially gardening and biking, and the arts.