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William Cornell Archbold, Jr. William Cornell Archbold, Jr., lawyer; age 84, of West Chester, PA., died July 18, 2013. Family: Son of the late William Cornell Archbold and Barbara Curtis; Husband of Janice Marie Kendrick, July 27, 1957; children: Cynthia Anne Archbold and her husband William Fusselmann, Cassandra Kendrick Archbold and her four children, John Cornell Archbold, Alexandra, William, Gwendolen. And his sister, Louise Archbold Bjorklund. Following is his biography as posted in Who's Who of America. Mr. Archbold graduated with a BS, Syracuse U., 1950; JD, George Wash. U., DC, 1955. Bar: Superior Ct. Pa. 1956, US Dist. Ct. (DC) 1955, US Dist. Ct. (ea. dist.) 1965, US Dist. Ct. (middle dist.) Pa. 1965, DC 1955, US Circuit Ct. (DC) 1955, Pa. 1955, Ct. Common Pleas Del. County, Pa. (judge pro tem) 1971, Pa. Supreme Ct. 1956, US Supreme Ct. 1960, Am. Bd. Trial Advocates. Civil and criminal litigator Hodge, Hodge and Cramp, Media, Pa., 1955-57, Kearns, Archbold Maffei & Kelly, Media, 1957-62, Bloom Archbold Ramsey & Kelly, Chester, 1962-63; pub. defender Delaware County, Pa., 1957-58; founding ptnr. Kassab Archbold O'Brien, Media, Pa., 1963-. Founding mem. Nat. Bd. Trial Advocacy, DC, 1978-; trustee Thomas F. Lambert chair Suffolk U. Sch. Law, Boston, 1987-; founding mem. Pub. Justice Found., DC, 1997-; mem. rules com., ea. dist. Pa. US Dist. Ct., Phila., 2001-. Author: (reference book) Wrongful Death Damages of the Late Good Wife and Mother, 1977, Wrongful Death Damages in Pennsylvania, 1977; co-author: The Pennsylvania No Fault Motor Vehicle Insurance Act, 1979. Chmn. Com. Preserve & Restore 1724 Courthouse, Chester, Pa., 1970-79; dir. Syracuse U. Alumni Assn., 1971-75, Syracuse U. Varsity Club, 1980-, Syracuse U. Athletic Dirs. Adv. Bd., 2008-11; founder Roy D. Simmons, Sr. Scholarship Fund, Syracuse; dir. Hist. Del. County, Inc., Media, Pa., 1970-79, Del. County Legal Assistance Assn., Inc., Media, 1975-77; mem. Syracuse U. Founders Soc., 1990-, Orange Pack, Syracuse, 1985-, Ernie Davis Fund, Syracuse, 1975-. 1st lt. US Army, 1951-52, Korea, asst. batallion surgeon US Army. Decorated Combat Medic's Badge US Army, Bronze Star, UN Medal, Korean Svc. 3 Battle Stars medal, Am. Def. medal; recipient Man of Yr. award, Lawyers' Club, Del. County Bar Assn., 1971, Nat. Bd. Trial Advocacy award, ATLA, 1978, Letterman of Distinction award, Varsity Club, Syracuse U., 1978, Guy G. DeFuria award, Am. Inns Ct., 2000, Elizabeth C. Price award, Del. County Bar Assn., 2003, Melvin A. Eggers Sr. Alumni award, Syracuse U., 2004, Hon. Paul R. Sand award, Del. County Bar Assn., 2006; grantee 1724 Courthouse Restoration Matching grant, HUD, 1972. Mem.: Antique and Classic Boat Soc., Melvin E. Belli Soc. (trustee 1987-), Pa. Bar Assn., Omicron Delta Kappa (life), Tau Theta Upsilon (life), Phi Alpha Delta (life), Phi Delta Theta (life). Avocations: sailing, diving, tennis, water-skiing, skiing. He was a proud decorated combat Medic and served at the Battle of Heart Break Ridge, Battle of Old Baldy and Pork Chop Hill. Funeral Service: will be Saturday, 11:00 AM., at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 301 North Chester Road, Swarthmore, PA. 19081. Additional services and burial will be held in New York Arr: Rigby Harting & Hagan Funeral Home, Media, PA. (www.haganfuneralhome.com)

Published in The Daily Times on July 19, 2013
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