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Beverly T. Fitzpatrick Sr. (access required)

Judge Beverly Thomas Fitzpatrick Sr., former chief judge of Roanoke’s Municipal Court and of the 23rd General District Court, died Sept. 16 of lung cancer. He was 80. Judge Fitzpatrick was born in Roanoke and received his bachelor’s and law ...

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Irving J. Held Jr. (access required)

Irving J. Held Jr., a lawyer who spent his career in the life insurance business, died Aug. 14. He was 85. A native Richmonder, he graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1935 with a B.S. ...

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Judge Robert S. Wahab Jr. (access required)

Retired Virginia Beach Circuit Judge Robert S. Wahab Jr., who served on the bench for 20 years, died Sept. 6. He was 83. He was born in Norfolk and attended public schools in Baltimore and Norfolk. Judge Wahab graduated from ...

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Robert E. Pembleton (access required)

Robert Eugene Pembleton, an attorney with nearly 50 years’ experience and a former state champion Toastmaster, died Sept. 8 at his Richmond home of cancer. He was 77. Raised in Bartlesville, Okla., and Kingston, N.Y., Mr. Pembleton attended college at ...

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Lucian M. Ferguson (access required)

Lucian M. Ferguson, 79, a retired Air Force colonel in the judge advocate general’s office at the Pentagon, died July 16 at his home in Mount Vernon. He had lymphoma. A native of Lynchburg, Col. Ferguson served stateside in the ...

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William F. Binford Sr. (access required)

William Francis Binford Sr. of Disputanta, who was a Prince George District Court Judge from 1930 to 1972, died Aug. 8. He was 97. He was the son of the late John Henry and Elizabeth Johnson Binford. He was preceded ...

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Harry J. Kostel (access required)

Newport News attorney Harry J. Kostel died Aug. 10 of cancer. He was 71. He was active in state politics, and was campaign manager for his brother, George J. Kostel, who ran for Virginia lieutenant governor in 1971. Born in ...

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