Judge Hal Cherness, In Memoriam

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Our esteemed board member, Judge Hal Cherness, died March 10.

Hal and his wife, Carolyn, served on the Dollars for Scholars Board since its inception.

Hal grew up in Los Angeles and attended Jefferson High and later UCLA and USC where he earned his law degree. He served as a judge for 37 years, handling criminal and civil cases.

He wrote in our 2013 Newsletter how his long career on the bench had been immensely rewarding, earning him a Judge of the Year award and several other honors.

He will be missed by all who knew him, and especially at our yearly fiesta where he could be found surrounded by many friends, his children and devoted wife, Carolyn

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