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In Memoriam

Tony Yerry, Class of 2014, passed away on July 1, 2017. His viewing is scheduled for Thursday, July 6, 2017, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Haven of Rest Funeral Home at 8503 WA-16, Gig Harbor, WA. A service for Mr. Yerry is on Friday, July 7 at 11 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 7112 S 12th Street, Tacoma, WA.

Wallace Rudolph, dean of the law school from 1976 to 1979, passed away in March 2017 at his home in Orlando, Florida. Seattle University School of Law (then a part of the University of Puget Sound) saw many changes during Dean Rudolph's tenure, including its relocation to the Rhodes Building in downtown Tacoma. He returned to the faculty in 1979, teaching Constitutional and Administrative Law as well as many other subjects until his departure in 1997 to become the dean of the University of Orlando Law School.

Anita Martin Steele, Professor Emerita, passed away December 4, 2016. For those of you who were with the law school when it was in Tacoma, you will undoubtedly remember Anita as our longtime Director of the Law Library as well as one of the first women to hold a tenured position on our faculty. She joined the faculty as library director in 1972 before the law school opened its doors and held that position until she retired in 1999.

Nicholas Beermann, Class of 2000, partner at the Seattle office of Fisher & Phillips LLP, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on July 30, 2016. Nick was a brilliant lawyer who managed any legal issue entrusted to him with great understanding and care for the client. Nick traveled the work and spoke several languages, giving him a multifaceted perspective that he generously shared with others. He packed in many amazing experiences in his all too brief 44 years while father to five children. In school, Nick served on Law Review and Moot Court.

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