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Illinois Lawyer Now lists obituaries for ISBA members. Please send information, including local newspaper links, to mmathewson@isba.org

Marvin GreenMarvin Green, 91, of Chicago, born 1925 in Lansford, PA, died peacefully on Dec. 28. Beloved husband of Anne Jentry, loving father of Bobbie (Hank) Scheff, Amy (Allen) Oseroff, David Lanier and Kate Samuels, and grandfather of Julian, Matt (deceased), Jack, and Andy Scheff, and Dan and Tom Oseroff. WWII Army veteran, University of Chicago College and Law School graduate, practicing attorney for 65 years, prolific writer (readmarvin.com), Renaissance Man.

John T. Bullington
John T. Bullington
John T. Bullington, 98, of Hillsboro died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 at 1:34 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.

He was born on July 3, 1918 in Hillsboro, the son of the late Josiah T. and Mary Theresa (Thompson) Bullington. A graduate of Hillsboro High School and University of Illinois Law School, he served with the Army during World War II at the Battle of the Bulge and then as a JAG during the Korean Conflict.

Peter J. Nordigian
Peter J. Nordigian
Attorney Peter J. Nordigian, 85, of Waukegan, passed away Dec. 20, 2016 at home with his family. He was born March 27, 1931 in Waukegan.

Pete saw active duty during the Korean War, was appointed Brigadier General in the Illinois Guard list of retirees effective Aug. 12, 1980, and received Honors from the Army Reserves and the Illinois National Guard. He was a practicing attorney for 58 years, spending 35 years as the Village Attorney for Lake Bluff. Pete was generous to a fault, and basically took care of all his friends and family in legal and personal matters. He was an avid roller skater and numastesion; his passion was art, lladros, and Swarovski Crystal.

George Warren Kenney
George Warren Kenney
George Warren Kenney, 79, of Springfield, died at 11:03 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center.

George was born June 4, 1937 in Springfield, the son of Charles Marshall and Alberta Mae Hillyard Kenney.
George graduated from Springfield High School in 1955, where he played basketball, football and baseball. George fondly remembered playing in the State Basketball Tournament. He earned his bachelor's degree from Millikin University in Decatur, where he played basketball and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.

Howard C. Goode, 76, of Northbrook, IL and West Palm Beach, FL, from pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his loving partner, Sally Baker, his brother, Burton Goode, his ex-wife, Sheila Lopin Goode, and his children Andrea (Christopher) Barber, and Steven (Ann) Goode. Howard was a devoted grandfather to Jack Barber, Juliana, Ellis, and Sam Goode.

Born 12/22/41, Robert Oexeman passed away peacefully at his home on 12/11.

A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Bob was an attorney for over 43 years, first as partner in a Chicago law firm and later in private practice. He served as the Synod Attorney for the Metropolitan Chicago Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for 20 years. Bob was a Board member and President of the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a Board member and Treasurer of the Western Springs Business Association. He served on the Boards of Community Family Service and Community Care Options, Keep DuPage Beautiful, Pets & Pals Charities, and the Rotary Clubs of both Western Springs and LaGrange. A member of Redeemer Lutheran Church of Hinsdale since 1969, Bob was President of the congregation in the early 1980's and served as an Elder and as Chairman of the Elders for many years.

Emerson Edgar BlueAttorney Emerson Edgar Blue, 79, passed away December 3, 2016. A longtime Chicago resident, educator, certified public accountant, and attorney. Mr. Blue taught at Malcolm X College and Kent Law School. He is survived by three brothers, Ben, John, Giles and one sister, Opal V. Gill. Services have been held.

Warren Jackman
Warren Jackman
Warren Jackman was born on May 22, 1925 and passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2016.

Warren was a resident of Galena, Illinois at the time of his passing.

He graduated from Springfield High School in 1942 and began an engineering degree at Purdue University. He graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy in 1946 with a B.S. In Nautical Science.

David J. SlawkowskiDavid J. Slawkowski, 66, of Fairhope, Ala. and formerly of Arlington Heights, Ill., passed away on December 1, 2016 in Mobile, Ala.

David was born in Chicago to Loretta (Guminski) and Edward Slawkowski on September 18, 1950. He graduated from Mendel Catholic High School in Chicago in 1968, and from the University of Notre Dame in 1972. He married his wife Penny (Al-Greene) in 1972, and they resided in Cambridge, Mass. while David completed law school at Harvard University, graduating in 1975. After law school, they moved to Arlington Heights, Ill. which remained their home until 2010, when they moved to Fairhope, Ala.

William Celestin Murphy
William Celestin Murphy
William Celestin Murphy (“Bill”), 95, passed away in Aurora, Illinois, on November 25, 2016.  He died just 10 days before his 96th birthday.  A respected and ground-breaking trial lawyer, during his 68-year career he represented people from all walks of life:  farmers, school teachers and school boards, factory workers and industrialists – even Illinois Supreme Court justices turned to him for counsel and guidance.