In Memoriam 2019

The Onondaga County Bar Association recognizes the dedicated service of its members. We’re very sorry to see any member of the law community pass away and would like to offer our condolences to their families, colleagues, clients and friends.


Michael Pekarsky, Esq. was a Syracuse University alumnus where he gained both his undergraduate and juris doctor degrees. He was a lawyer in private practice, but had previously worked as in-house counsel at Aetna Insurance and began his legal career in the NYS Attorney General’s office. He died on Friday, April 12, 2019.


William Everett Sugnet, Esq. died Sunday, March 17, 2019 in Bend, Oregon. He was a longtime legal practitioner in Syracuse lending his name to the firm of Smith, Sovik, Kendrick & Sugnet.

Marcus Stornelli, Esq. passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at age 52. He was a solo practitioner.


Hon. John S. Parker Judge Parker passed on January 11th. In 1980, he was elected Lewis County Court judge and, in 1988, was elected to the New York State Supreme Court.

Harrison V. Williams, Jr., Esq. died on January 8th after a short illness. An avid tennis player and bicyclist, Mr. Williams will be remembered for his bicycle accident litigation expertise. He concluded his law career at Bousquet Holstein.