Former NCRA member Alan Roberts passes away

JCR logoThe Sun-Sentinel reported on June 17 that retired NCRA member Alan Roberts, FAPR, RPR, passed away in Boca Raton, Fla. Roberts was a past president of the New Jersey Court Reporters Association and a former school owner.

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Former NCRA member Michael David Clepper passes away

JCR logoThe Houston Chronicle reported on June 14 that former NCRA member Mike Clepper of Houston, Texas, passed away on June 2, after a brief battle with cancer. He was a founding member and director of the Texas Deposition Reporters Association and served as president of the Houston Court Reporters Association.

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Larry Luzod passes away

NCRA recently learned that retired member and firm owner Larry Luzod, Troy, Mich., passed away in December 2016.

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Former NCRA Board member Arlene Sommers passes

JCR logoThe Heritage Florida Jewish News posted an obituary on May 19 for Arlene Phyllis Sommers, past president of the Florida Court Reporters Association and a past NCRA Board member.

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NCRA member Michelle Grimes passes away

JCR logoNCRA member Michelle Lynn Grimes, a freelance reporter from Villa Park, Ill., passed away Thursday, May 11. She was employed by Planet Depos in St. Charles, Ill.

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Retired NCRA member Mary Fabrize passes

JCR logoThe Sun-Sentinel, Deerfield Beach, Fla., posted an obituary on April 29 announcing that retired NCRA member Mary Geus Fabrize passed away on April 12 in Dames Point, Fla. Donations in her memory can be made to the National Court Reporters Foundation.

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Retired NCRA member Edward Wontor passes

Edward (Ed) M. Wontor, 89, passed away at his home in Sun Lakes, Ariz., on Feb. 27, 2017. WontJCR logoor worked as a court reporter in the 4th Judicial District Court in Montana for 35 years until his retirement.

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Retired NCRA member Jonathan D. Weathers passes

JCR logoAn obituary for retired NCRA member Jonathan D. “Rus” Weathers was posted on March 16 by Weathers, a former firm owner, was active in the Florida Court Reporters Association.

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NCRA member Virginia Lee Klapheke passes

jcr-publications_high-resThe Courier-Journal, Louisville, Ky., reported on Feb. 4 that NCRA member Virginia Lee Klapheke passed away. Klapheke was instrumental in reactivating the Kentucky Shorthand Reporters Association and served as its president.

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NCRA member Jerry Kelley passes away

jcr-publications_high-resLongtime member Jerry Kelley, RPR, CRR (Ret.), passed away earlier this week, according to family members. Kelley was an early advocate of realtime and served on several committees for NCRA, most notably its Technology Evaluation Committee. Kelley received NCRA’s Distinguished Service Award in 2012.

The memorial service was Saturday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m. at North Community Baptist Church in McKinney, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested donations to Meals on Wheels of Collin County or the Samaritan Inn of Collin County. Kelley was very active with both organizations since his retirement.