at continuing legal education (CLE)
seminars and has previously been
consulted by the King County Judicial
Task force of Judges to offer solutions
and opinions to enhance the efficiency
of King County courts.
John W. Scholbe died on August 19,
R. Michael Stocking
R. Michael Stocking (Col. USAR,
Retired) was born in Seattle in 1941. His
family moved to Indiana during World
War II, as his father was a commander
in the U.S. Navy as a CPA. After they
returned to Seattle, he graduated from
Seattle Preparatory School and then
attended the University of Notre Dame,
where he earned an undergraduate
degree and was part of the ROTC
program. He was commissioned as a
second lieutenant in the U.S. Army
but his military service was deferred
while he was attending the University
of Washington School of Law. Upon
graduation, he was assigned to the
Presidio of San Francisco as a first
lieutenant in the U.S. Army’s Adjutant
General Corp.’s Armed Forces Courier
Service. He then returned to Seattle and
after serving 30 years with the 6th JAG
Military Law Center, he retired from
the U.S. Army as a colonel. In addition
to his military career, he also practiced
law in Seattle, and was recognized for
50 years of service to the legal profession by the WSBA.
R. Michael Stocking died January 11,
2017, at the age of 75.
Bruce L. Tonks
Bruce Tonks was born in 1926 in
Schenectady, New York. He is the son
of noted physicist Lewi Tonks. Initially,
he pursued a career in theater, writing
two early-television plays that were
produced live in New York. He then
became interested in law, attending
Columbia Law School and Syracuse
University School of Law, graduating
in 1962. Two years later, he moved to
Seattle, joined the Board of Industrial
Alliance Appeals as an administrative
law judge, and remained in that role
Bruce L. Tonks died on December 30,
2016, at the age of 90.
Darrell D. Uptegraft Jr.
Darrell D. Uptegraft Jr. was born in
Kalamazoo, Michigan, in 1955. His
father was a refuge manager for U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service, and so he
grew up on national wildlife refuges
in New York, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Illinois. He earned a Bachelor
of Science degree in biology and
chemistry from San Francisco State
University and then enrolled in the
University of Puget Sound School
of Law. He clerked for McCluskey,
Sells, Ryan, Olbertz & Haberly, Inc.
P.S, joined the firm as an associate
attorney in 1983, and then became a
partner in the Silverdale firm (Ryan,
Uptegraft, and Montgomery, Inc.).
In the latter years of his career, his
practice focused on plaintiff’s personal injury. He was an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice and was president of
the Kitsap County Bar Association in
1999. On April 15, 2016, the WSBA
Board of Governors presented him
with its Local Hero Award for his
service to the Kitsap County Bar, for
his mentoring of many new attor-
neys, and for his willingness to teach
students about the legal system.
Darrell D. Uptegraft Jr. died on October
23, 2016, at the age of 61.
Carl N. Warring
Born in Oil City, Pennsylvania, in
1944, Carl Warring graduated from
high school in Tempe, Arizona. He
served in the U.S. Coast Guard and
also earned an Associate of Arts
degree from Cerritos College, a Bachelor of Arts from Long Beach State
University, and a J.D. from Gonzaga
University. Following law school, he
and his family moved to Moses Lake,
where he was elected Grant County
District Court Judge. He served
there for several years and returned
to private practice, a career in Grant
County that spanned 41 years. He
also helped teachers and students in
debate and mock trial competitions
at Moses Lake High School, and was a
Boy Scout leader.
Carl N. Warring died December 30,
2016, at the age of 72.
The WSBA has also been notified of
the passing of Gabriel T. Sheridan.
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