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In Memoriam

Retired Dayton Municipal Judge James F. Cannon '78 died November 5, 2010, from complications from cancer. He was 79. Prior to becoming a judge in 1987, he worked for the Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office. He served on the bench for 19 years and retired at age 74 in 2005. Before earning his law degree, he served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, earning a bronze star and a commendation medal with one oak leaf cluster for service in Vietnam.

Kisha Pruitt '97 died October 28, 2010, after battling triple negative breast cancer for more than a year. She was 38. She was employed most recently as an escrow officer and assistant general counsel for Gibraltar Title Services in Jacksonville, Florida, and volunteered for the Legal Services of North Florida Telephone Legal Advice Hotline and the Jacksonville Humane Society.

Joe Currin '99 died of a heart attack on July 18, 2010. He was 38. He was corporate counsel for Caterpillar Asia and had moved with his family to Singapore a few months before his death.

After earning his J.D., Joe clerked for Judge Waldron of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and later worked for Porter, Wright, Morris and Arthur in Columbus before taking a position with Caterpillar in Peoria, IL in 2005.

Joe was a walk-on basketball player at UD who worked his way into the starting lineup and played in 55 games from 1992-94.


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