Speakers pictured left to right: Mark F. Himsworth, Esq.; Michael F. Barrett, Esq.; Christopher Luning, Esq.; Mark B. Dischell, Esq.; Mary C. Pugh, Esq.; Patrick J. Kurtas, Esq.; Bernard J. McLafferty, Esq.; Gilbert P. High, Jr., Esq.; Hon. Emanuel A. Bertin; D. Barry Pritchard, Jr.; Marc R. Steinberg, Esq.; Eric B. Smith, Esq.; Stephen G. Yusem, Esq.; Frank Wickersham, Esq.; Michael F. Rogers, Esq.; Neal R. Pearlstine, Esq.
Norristown, PA - On Friday morning, March 9, 2018, members of the Bench and Bar in Montgomery County took time to celebrate the lives of those members who passed away in 2017 at the Montgomery Bar Association's Annual Memorial Service. The ceremony, held in Courtroom "A" of the Montgomery County Courthouse, was led by President Judge Thomas M. Del Ricci. and included inspirational Memorial Minutes given by members of the Bar and invited guests. Following an introduction by MBA President Mary C. Pugh, Esq., the following members were honored (in alphabetical order): Edmund P. Butler, Nicholas Campellone, Hon. Horace A. Davenport, Gerald F. Glackin, John P. Gregg, James J. Himsworth, Jr., Luke F. McLaughlin, III, Mark A. Murtha, Jules Pearlstine, Brian D. Rosenthal, Daniel A. Rothman, Bruce T. Royal, Raymond M. Seidel, Meyer Simon, Roy H. Stahl, and John R. Warner.
The Montgomery Bar Association’s Annual Memorial Service, instituted back in the mid to late 1920’s (either 1926 or 1927), has occured 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.