In addition to his legal career, Jack and his wife, Diana McCarthy, also a partner at Drinker, helped found the Beaver Valley Conservancy, a nonprofit group dedicated to land preservation in Beaver Valley, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The group engineered the defeat of a Woodlawn trustees` plan to develop 270 acres in the valley in 2016. The development battle lasted nearly 5 years and led to a successful legal battle in which a state court denied approval of the plan by the Concord Township. The court`s decision was the first known successful defeat of a subdivision on the grounds that it violated Pennsylvania`s Environmental Rights Amendment and made the land available for purchase by Mt. Cuba, Brandywine Conservancy, The Conservation Fund and many other donors. The land is expected to be donated to First State National Historical Park by the Conservation Fund in the near future. At the time of his death, Jack was still struggling to save 60 acres of Beaver Valley land from development. Prior to his legal career, Jack was a renowned 18th century American rural and cultural historian who won the prestigious Abbott Lowell Cummings Award from the Vernacular Architecture Forum for his work “In a Manner and Fashion Suitable to Their Degree: An Investigation of the Material Culture of Early Rural Pennsylvania.” He is a former member of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and the Economic History Research Center of the Eleutherian Mills, Hagley Foundation. He also taught history at the University of Delaware for several years. More recently, for the Concord Township Historical Society, he documented the first settlement patterns of the Quakers who came to Beaver Valley in the 17th and 18th centuries. MICHAEL CHARLES MICHEL, 74, OF ADOLPHE, DIED THURSDAY AT ALBERT B. CHANDLER HOSPITAL IN LEXINGTON. FUNERALS In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to make a donation to the Abbotsford Hospice Society, the BC Cancer Foundation or another charity of your choice.
The family would like to thank the staff at Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Palliative Care Services, for their care and compassion. SERVICES WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) MORNING AT 11 A.M. AT GOAD FUNERAL HOME WITH FUNERAL AT TWO O`CLOCK IN THE MORNING (WEDNESDAY) AFTERNOON IN GERMANY… THREE DAUGHTERS AND ONE SON-IN-LAW; TINA MICHEL, JANA AND JEREMIAH BONNEL AND ADRIAN MICHEL… AND BROTHER AND SISTER-IN-LAW; DAN Save my name, email address, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Jack was a leading securities and acquisitions lawyer in the Philadelphia office of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP for 33 years. During his long career at Drinker, Jack has also held a number of leadership positions, including Chief Business and Financial Officer, Head of Intellectual Property Practice and Managing Partner of the firm. He mentored and recruited hundreds of lawyers for the firm and helped align the firm by drafting the firm`s strategic plan.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields marked with * A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, Delaware 19803. A Christian Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, June 1st at 10:00 am at St. Joseph`s on the Brandywine Church, 10 Old Church Rd, Wilmington, Delaware 19807. He is buried in St. Joseph`s in Brandywine Cemetery. H.
John “Jack” Michel, Jr., age 71, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at his farm in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Besides his wife Diana, Jack is survived by three stepdaughters, Jeanne McCarthy of Media, Pennsylvania, Julie McCarthy of Croton on Hudson, New York, and Kelly McCarthy of Henderson, Nevada, and seven grandchildren. Before Michel, his parents Henri and Marie Anne, his son-in-law Victor (Louise), his great-granddaughter Felicity, his sisters Germaine (Albert, deceased) and Céline (Roger), two young brothers – François and Georges, his parents-in-law Emile and Flore, his brothers-in-law Lucien (Yvonne), Roland (Marie-Rose), Eloi (Anna) and his sister-in-law Claire (Raymond) died. If you “light a candle”, the image of the candle will be displayed with your condolences. AND PAM ALL NEW YORK… AND A SISTER; SAMMY MICHEL OFF THE COAST OF FLORIDA… 21 GRANDCHILDREN AND SEVEN GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN SURVIVE. Prayers and funeral will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, 315 Walker Street, Coquitlam, on Thursday, December 19 at 7:00 p.m. and Friday, December 20 at 10:00 a.m.
respectively. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Beaver Valley Conservancy Fund of the Delaware Community Foundation, 100 West 10th Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Angèle, his six children – Liliane (Denis), Henri (Tracey), Mariette (Robert), Daniel (Nicole), Louise and Jocelyne (Jeff), his 24 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. His brothers and sisters Yvonne, Louis (Aline), Claire (Aurèle), Marie-Rose, Lucienne (Frank), Claude (Irma), Jean, Paul (Marie-Louise), Gérard and Gilberte (Lee) as well as Angèle`s siblings, Lucienne (Éphrème), Roger (Jeannine), Raymond, Marie (Roger), Maurice (Dolorès), Suzanne (Roland) and many relatives and friends are also in mourning. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE; BRENDA MICHEL… TWO SONS AND DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW; DANNY AND LAURIE FROM NEW YORK AND CHARLES AND JANA VON Michel were not only a devoted and loving father, but they also had an unwavering faith in God and quickly helped anyone in need. Michel and Angèle travelled extensively to visit friends and family and made it a point to be present at important family milestones. It doesn`t matter how far away you are.
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