In Memoriam 2021

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.


Eleanor Theodore – A Syracuse native, Ms. Theodore earned two degrees at Syracuse University and was the only woman graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law, Class of 1952. She practiced law for 50 years and was, for 36 years, Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Syracuse. She died on January 15, 2021.

John Michael Caster – As a lawyer, Mr. Caster served those most in need by working with the Legal Services of Central New York. A Marcellus resident, he was an ardent supporter of community organizations such as the local chapter of Masons. He was a graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law. He passed on January 4, 2021.