Class Notes Fall 2019: In Memoriam

2013

JACQUELINE TOKOS LENTZ passed away on July 25, 2018. She worked for several years as a U.S. congressional aide in the 10th Congressional District and practiced political law as an attorney with the law firm of Nielsen Merksamer in San Rafael.


1989

WILLIAM (BILL) MITCHELL ANDREWS passed away at his residence on June 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. William was born to Don and Virginia Andrews on Oct. 20, 1958, in Anchorage, Alaska. He moved to Monterey as a child and then to Tuolumne County, where he graduated from Sonora Union High School in 1976. After graduation, he attended the University of Washington, where he earned bachelor degrees in both English and political economics. After earning his JD from UC Hastings, William practiced law in both San Francisco and Los Angeles.


1984

JEFF ADACHI is remembered in this featured article.


1982

JAN RUTHERDALE passed away on Feb. 23, 2019. Born in Los Altos, Jan graduated from UC Hastings and then made her way to Juneau, Alaska, where she began her career as a public attorney, working as an Alaska Supreme Court clerk, assistant public defender, and assistant attorney general.


1975

JUNE MORONEY passed away on Jan. 14, 2018. She practiced law along with other trailblazing women lawyers in California and was involved in various organizations, including the Napa Valley Democrats, Planned Parenthood, and the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito.


1974

ED TODD passed away on July 6, 2019. He practiced law for a few years before committing his career to American rugby, where he became an important figure. Ed went to high school in Scotland and learned the game there, and was the scrum-half on USC’s national championship team while in college. He led UC Hastings’ rugby club to its tremendous upset over Cal at Memorial Stadium in 1977.


1969

BUCK DELVENTHAL is remembered in this online featured story.

JON PETER DIXON passed away on July 12, 2018. He served in the JAG Corps in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal in 1969, later becoming a respected San Francisco attorney and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates Foundation.

JUDGE PETER ANTHONY NOWINSKI passed away at his home in Sacramento on July 26, 2018. As a young trial attorney, he joined the Civil Division of the United States Justice Department in Washington, D.C., and managed the U.S. government’s response to the asbestos litigation crisis. He later served at the United States Attorney’s Office in Sacramento as first assistant U.S. attorney then U.S. attorney. He returned to the Justice Department in Washington as chief associate deputy attorney general, but left his position after being appointed U.S. magistrate judge for the Eastern District of California in 1990.


1967

STANLEY LOWELL SMITH JR. passed away on Aug. 6, 2018, at the age of 76. Stan served in Vietnam as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, Third Marine Division. Among other awards, he received the Navy Commendation Medal. He opened a private law practice in 1986 with his wife, Lois, which they ran together until retiring in 2000.


1966

FRANCIS CORNELIUS BUCHTER passed away on Aug. 5, 2018. He became chief legal counsel for the California Department of Parks and Recreation only eight months after law school and remained in service there for 30 years.

ROBERT S. BUTLER passed away on July 19, 2018, in La Mesa.


1965

SALLE SEAMAN SOLADAY passed away on July 23, 2018. She was inspired to start a legal career in political advocacy after being escorted out of a House Un-American Activities hearing in San Francisco by a federal marshal for applauding a witness’s rebuke of the McCarthy-era interrogation. She became an outspoken female attorney in a male-dominated profession, representing individuals who were victims of discrimination and institutional racism, including an early transsexual medical malpractice case and a death penalty appeal for a man with intellectual disabilities.


1964

DAVID GREENLEAF MOORE died at his home in Riverside on Aug. 12, 2018. He had a successful, 52-year career as an attorney with Reid & Hellyer, where he earned a reputation as a pre-eminent trial attorney whose accolades included serving as lead counsel for over 20 jury trials, membership in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates, and annual listings as both a Super Lawyer and one of The Best Lawyers in America.


1962

WILLIAM “PATRICK” O’CONNOR passed away on May 6, 2019. A service was held on July 6 at the Outrigger Canoe Club in Honolulu, Hawaii, where William spent much of his life.


1961

EDWARD A. HINZ JR. passed away on May 6, 2019. Edward served as a municipal court judge, superior court judge, and in his final years, a justice of the Court of Appeal.


1952

WILLIAM “BILL” ROWLAND SWEENEY passed away peacefully on March 8, 2019, at the age of 93.

GEORGE S. YOUNGLING passed away on Aug. 22, 2018, at age 95. He served with the United States Merchant Marines in the North Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Pacific during World War II and later practiced law for more than 50 years.


Faculty and Friends

NINA SEGRE passed away on Aug. 12, 2019, of a heart attack while vacationing in Alaska. Nina, a real estate lawyer, served on the UC Hastings faculty for several years, where she taught real estate transactions.

JOHN MALONE, a beloved adjunct professor, died on July 27 in Santa Ana. He was 93.

John’s career at UC Hastings began in 1979 when he joined the faculty as an adjunct. He quickly earned a reputation as a warm and kind colleague and teacher.

“I was lucky to be one of John’s students, as well as his office neighbor for a short time,” said Sarah Hooper, adjunct professor and executive director for the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy. “He was a kind person with a delightful sense of humor who took genuine interest and care with his students and colleagues. He will be greatly missed.”

John was born in Prescott, Arizona, on Feb. 8, 1926. He graduated from Loyola Law School in 1952. Prior to embarking on a teaching career, he held positions with the Los Angeles and San Francisco offices of the State Bar of California.

Chancellor & Dean David Faigman remembered John fondly. “John was an incredibly important member of the UC Hastings community, attending virtually every faculty meeting, colloquium, and scholarly presentation over his many years at the school. He taught professional responsibility to generations of students, and, by his character and good acts, he modeled what it meant to be an ethical and caring lawyer for those generations of students.” Faigman added, “John will be deeply missed, but well remembered, by all that had the good fortune to know him.”

John is remembered inside of the classroom for teaching ethics and professional responsibility. But it’s his lessons outside the classroom on compassion and generosity that will be remembered most.

“John was the kind of person who, when life gave him lemons, not only made lemonade but shared it,” said Marsha Cohen, the Honorable Raymond L. Sullivan Professor of Law. “He was the kind of person who remembered that little kindnesses can make someone’s day.”

 

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