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Harold Lawrence Quadres


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Harold Lawrence Quadres Obituary
February 14, 1944 - August 8, 2016 "Hal" Quadres passed away August 8, 2016, in Petaluma, California. Born in Los Angeles, February 14, 1944, he was a graduate of Narbonne High School in 1961. Hal earned a B.A. degree in Mathematics from Dartmouth College in 1965 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1968. Teaching became Hal's profession, beginning with junior high school students in Watts, and later with undergraduates at the University of Florida. In 1974, Hal was hired to teach Constitutional Law for the Beverly College of Law. When Beverly Law School joined Whittier College, Hal became one of the founding faculty members of Whittier Law School. Eventually becoming full Professor of Law, Hal was a respected scholar, beloved by students for his brilliant mind and wry sense of humor. "Professor Q" was especially passionate about First Amendment issues and regularly took a group of students to Dodger Opening Day, partly to study free speech. He also taught classes in Criminal Law and Real Property Law. After his retirement in 2001, Hal relocated to Northern California, where he enjoyed a more relaxed lifestyle. He was deeply immersed in political and global concerns and traveled extensively for pleasure. Hal was a tireless walker (often in the company of his beloved corgis), an avid film buff, sports enthusiast and music lover. Hal will be remembered for his integrity, his generosity to friends and family, and his wit and wisdom. Preceded in death by his mother, Kathryn Quadres, Hal is survived by his loving wife, Leslie P. Quadres of Petaluma. He also leaves his brother Tony (Georgia) of Sonoma, his sisters Marilyn Lebeter (Brent) of Australia, and Rose McGillivray of San Pedro, and their families, as well as step sons Evan and Ryan Payne. Hal will be dearly missed. Donations in Hal's honor can be made to the Sonoma County Public Library Foundation, PO Box 1402, Santa Rosa, CA 95402-1402.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Aug. 19 to Aug. 21, 2016
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