Gary A. Munneke, Esq.
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Celebrating Wendy Bernard's wedding shower with Eddie Hayes, Rob Cerrato, Prof Munneke and Jen Gero.

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Professor Munneke. He was a unique combination of professionalism, intellect and good humor. I loved his stories about "earl and gas law" which until then I had never realized existed. He was patient, kind and complimentary and he will be sorely missed. My sympathies to his friends and family.

Posted by: Jen Gero, Pace Law Class of 2002 - Pittsfield, MA - Former Student   Mar 18, 2013

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Posted by: Anthony L. Bastone II - Boulder, CO - Colleague in Legal Education.   Mar 13, 2013

It is difficult to find the words to express my gratitude for all of the lessons that Professor Munneke taught me as both a law professor and as a mentor. He saw his students as more than a mass of bodies, and instead dug deeper to uncover what truly made us share his passion for life and for justice. I will be forever grateful for his patience, guidance, and support throughout my academic career. It is impossible to not be

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Posted by: Rachel Tzapp - New York, NY - Former student   Mar 11, 2013

I just learned about Gary's passing and am still reeling. Gary was so passionate about law practice management, always coming up with new projects and book ideas and articles. He was so engaged and creative. He got me involved in the LPM section at ABA and tapped me on the shoulder to be editor of a major LPM publication; he wrote the forward to my book.
We tried to stay in touch over the years, saying hello every so often, always

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Posted by: Carolyn Thornlow - Hastings on Hudson, NY - Colleague   Feb 27, 2013

I just found out about Gary’s passing. Gary was one of the first people I met when I transitioned from practicing law to doing legal technology consulting. He was a mentor and friend and always there with advice and support. He was generous and kind and a role model to many of us. After working with him on the NYSBA LOEM Committee, he encouraged me to become active in the ABA Law Practice Management Section. He will be sorely missed. My sympathy to Sharon and his family- he spoke about you often with love.

Posted by: Carol Schlein - Montclair , NJ - Friend   Jan 17, 2013

Sharon & Family,
May God's blessings comfort you at this most difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Peace and love to all of you.

Posted by: Debbie - Milford, DE - Friend   Jan 16, 2013

I was lucky to get to know Gary as a fellow member of the New York delegation to the ABA House of Delegates for many years. Gary was a gift to his colleagues, his students, and his friends. He brought intelligence, judgment, passion, and kindness to all of his work, and no matter how pressing the business of the moment, he always found time to keep in touch with a friend. He cherished his opportunity to serve in the leadership

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Posted by: Hon. Elizabeth S Stong - Brooklyn, NY - friend   Dec 17, 2012

I consider myself very fortunate to have had the chance to know Gary. While the times that I had the pleasure of being in his company were few, he always made me feel like I had known him for a very long time. He was a kind and generous man. He will be missed.

Posted by: Deb Markwood - Wilmington, DE - Friend   Dec 08, 2012

I am deeply sorry to learn of Professor Munneke's passing. His passion for the law and his students served as a true inspiration for all. Professor Munneke had a way of invoking humor into any scenario and kept his class engaged regardless of the topic. His loss will be felt in the legal profession, and I hope that we can continue to strive for the ideals that Professor Munneke worked for throughout his career.

With deepest sympathies,

Michael Palitz
Pace Law 2010

Posted by: Michael Palitz - New York, NY - Former Student   Dec 05, 2012

Sharon, I just learned of the sad news and share the thoughts of those who posted already. I enjoyed getting to know you and Gary at ABA Board meetings and will miss his jovial kindness and caring, thoughtful insights. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Take care,

Ira Pilchen

Posted by: Ira Pilchen - Chicago, IL - ABA colleague   Dec 04, 2012