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MBA Honors Recently Deceased Members at Annual Memorial Service

Norristown, PA - On Friday morning, March 30, 2012, members of the Bench and Bar in Montgomery County took time to celebrate the lives of those members who passed away in 2011 at the Montgomery Bar Association's Annual Memorial Service.  The ceremony, held in Courtroom "A" of the Montgomery County Courthouse, was led by The Honorable William J. Furber, Jr., President Judge, and included inspirational Memorial Minutes given by members of the Bench, Bar and invited guests.  Following an introduction by MBA President, Donald J. Martin, the following members were honored (in alphabetical order): Michael F. Beausang, Jr., Henry M. Burgoyne, Jr., Karen Coletta-DeGennaro, The Honorable Robert C. Daniels, Philip R. Detwiler, Robert A. DiFilippo, Charles J. Graber, Jean B. Green, Sandra E.D. McGraw, Robert J. Vagnoni, Elkins Wetherill, and Charles P. Zerbe.  

The Montgomery Bar Association’s Annual Memorial Service, instituted back in the mid to late 1920’s (either 1926 or 1927) has been continuous every year since its inception.  In fact, according to the MBA’s historical records, it was viewed so important by the Association that during war time, only an organizational meeting and a memorial service were held each year.