Pittsburgh Pays Tribute to Judge John Feeney
Pittsburgh has just paid tribute to Judge John Feeney, one of the city's most distinguished jurists and civic leaders.
His career without doubt was an inspiration to those in the legal profession and those who provide leadership for this city.
He graduated first in his class in the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. This followed a distinguished career in the United States Navy in World War II.
A Prominent Pittsburgh Attorney and a judge in the Court of Common Pleas, he was also president of the Allegheny County Bar Association, a member of the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, President of the academy of Trial Lawayers and winner of the Allegheny County Bar Association's prestigious AMRAN Award. He was also one of the founders of the Bench Bar and the Academy of lifelong learning at Carnegie Mellon University.
Judge Feeney's leadership was felt throughout the whole Pittsburgh community. As one of his colleagues said: "Jack was one of a kind. He never was too busy to step into a difficult situation and find a solution."
Judge Feeney left a legacy to be admired and respected. He brought dignity and respect to the legal community and his imprint will be felt in the years to come. Another of his associates said: "there was never any question about fairness when Judge Feeney was involved in a case."
Judge Feeney was married to Eleanor Shano Feeney, one of the city's radio and television icons and a long time friend and associate of us here at KQV!
We extend our condolences to dear Eleanor and join with the whole Pittsburgh community in honoring Judge John Feeney and acknowledging his major contribution to the city.
...May he rest in peace...
Robert W. Dickey
President & General Manager
Broadcast: June 23, 24, 25, 2011
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