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Bar News - February 8, 2008

In Memoriam


Wynn Edmund Arnold


Wynn Edmund Arnold, 60, of Manchester, died Jan. 28, 2008 from acute lymphoblastic leukemia.  Arnold was born Sept. 27, 1947, in Ludlow, Mass., raised and educated in Derry and Keene, NH, and attended the University of NH. He served with the Peace Corps in Ecuador from 1970-73.


Arnold graduated from Suffolk University School of Law and joined the NH Bar in 1981.  For 10 years he was executive director of the stateís Public Utilities Commission, then in 1994 he joined the state Department of Justice, retiring in 2008 as senior assistant attorney general.  He was a founding member of the Attorney Generalís Civil Rights Task Force and a liaison to the Muslim community. 


He is survived by his wife Helen Arnold and daughter Sara of Manchester and dauthter Merrin Shovlin of Arlington, Mass., his parents, William and Barbara Arnold, two brothers, a sister, a grandson and many nieces and nephews.


John A. Rachel


John A. Rachel, 54, a graduate of Temple University School of Law (1985) and a member of the NH Bar since 1986, died on Jan. 28, 2008.  Rachel was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. on June 20, 1953, the son of John and Marie Rachel and he earned a bachelorís and a masterís degree from Wilkes College.


At the time of his death, Rachel was self-employed and lived in Manchester.  He was active in the community, a communicant of St. Catherine Parish and a member of the Knights of Columbus. 


Rachel is survived by his wife Karen Rachel of Manchester and his children, Tyler, Patrick and Paige and by his parents, his brother David, his sister Antoinette Wingert and nephews, nieces and cousins.


For further information, see the NH Union Leader, Jan. 30, 2008.


On behalf of our colleague (s) John Rachel and Wynn Arnold, the New Hampshire Bar Associationís  Board of Governors has contributed to the New Hampshire Bar Foundation, 2 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH 03301.


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