• FLAHERTY JOHN P., JR . Chief ...

Chief Justice of
Pennsylvania Emeritus, age
87, of Indiana Twp., on
February 20, 2019. Born 1931
in Pittsburgh. Husband of Linet
M. Sobeski Flaherty; father of
Michael Flaherty, Kathleen
Hall, Thomas Flaherty, Daragh
Flaherty, Taya Flaherty, Devon
Flaherty and the late John P.
Flaherty; stepfather of Revere
Bittner (Jason) and Garrick
Sobeski; ten grandchildren;
son of the late John Paul
Flaherty Sr. and Mary G.
Flaherty; brother of the late
Lewis Flaherty. Judge Flaherty
was a graduate of Duquesne
University (B.A.), 1953;
University of Pgh. School of
Law (J.D.), 1958; Widener
University (LL.D.), cum laude,
1993; comm., U.S. Army, 1953,
served two years, separated
with rank of 1st lt.; prof.,
Carnegie-Mellon University,
1958-73; atty., private
practice, 1958-73; chief
counsel., PA Milk Marketing
Board, 1971; chairman., PA
Co. Record Comm.; hon
Kentucky Colonel; Greater
Pgh., Jaycees Man of the year
Award (law and Govt.), 1978;
PA Academy of Science
Distinguished Alumni Award,
1978; University of Pgh.,
Medallion of Distinction, 1988;
PA Bar Association, Judicial
award, 1993; Chief Justice,
PBA/Conference of bar
Leaders Award, 2001;
Duquesne University Century
Club of Distinguished Alumni,
1994; Fellow Military Historic
Society of Ireland; Member, PA
Society of American Law
Institute, American Legion;
hon. member, Philippine
National Bar Association;
U.S.I.A.-sponsored speaker in
Japan, Thailand, the
Philippines, Australia, Korea,
Hong Kong, 1985, 1986; Who's
Who in the East, Who's Who in
American Law, Who's Who in
America, Who's who in the
World; elected judge, Court of
Common Pleas, November
1973; elected adm. (chief)
judge, Court of Common Pleas
Civil; Division, February 1978;
justice, PA Supreme Court,
June 18, 1979, retained
November 3, 1992; Chief
Justice of Pennsylvania, July
31, 1996 until December 31,
2001 (retired); Chief Justice of
Pennsylvania Emeritus January
2002 to present; Co-chair,
Pennsylvania Commission on
Judicial Independence, 2004 to
present. Visitation, Friday 2-4
and 6-8 p.m., at NEELY
Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Service
and Interment Private. In lieu
of ?owers, memorials
suggested to Alzheimer's
Association, 1100 Liberty Ave.,
Suite E-210, Pittsburgh, PA
15222. Please visit us at:
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PostedFebruary 22, 2019