Marc Gertner

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Marc Gertner, formerly of Toledo, passed on Saturday, February 2, 2013, in Denver, Colorado, of complications from influenza. Husband of the late Bette Gertner; father of Doug (Maggie Miller) Gertner, of Denver, Peggy (Dr. Nick) Rice, of Tucson, Arizona, and Pamela (Rafail) Glatman, of Houston, Texas; grandfather of Jordan Gertner, Abigail Glatman and Elliot Glatman.

Marc Gertner was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated Cum Laude from Harvard College, and was a Summa Cum Laude graduate of The Ohio State College of Law, where he served as Editor in Chief of the Law Journal. Mr. Gertner retired as partner from Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick in Toledo; prior to that he was partner and associate of law firms in Toledo and Rhode Island. Sometimes known to friends and colleagues as "ERISA-man," Marc was recognized nationally for his expertise in employee benefit law. He spoke on the topic over 120 times, published five books, and over 50 articles on ERISA. A rabid fan of OSU Buckeye football, Marc often joined members of the Naples, Florida, Ohio State Alumni Association for game-day events during 25 years of living, golfing, and community service in Naples. According to Jim White Jr., a law partner, "Marc was a brilliant lawyer, a great thinker and leader, a sound business man, and a close personal friend." Retired Federal Judge David A. Katz, a friend of Mr. Gertner since law school adds, "Suffice to say that he was among the most respected attorneys I - and most others - have had the privilege of knowing in these many years, and he shall be sorely missed, both as a close friend and great attorney." Marc Gertner was 80.

A Memorial Service will be held at The Temple Congregation Shomer Emunim, Friday, February 8th at 11:00 a.m. A lunch will be held just after the Memorial. Following the lunch a committal service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. The family requests donations in lieu of flowers to the , Hospice of Northwest Ohio, or The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
Published in Toledo Blade on Feb. 6, 2013
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