NCRA member Dianna L. Coleman passes away

The Greely Tribune reported on Jan. 29 that NCRA member Dianna Lynn (New) Coleman, RPR,  who worked in Texas, passed away on Jan. 9.  

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NCRA member passes away

The Ocala News reported on Jan. 16 that NCRA member Susan Mary Dow, RMR, CRR, passed away on Jan. 12 at her home in Ocala, Fla.

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Former NCRA member Rudolph Emil passed away

The Sun-Sentinel reported on Oct. 31 that Rudolph Emil, a former court stenographer and past member of NCRA, passed away on Oct. 7.

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Former NCRA member Earnest D. Cross passed away

The Chattanoogan.com reported that former NCRA member Earnest D. Cross, 89, passed away on Oct. 16 in Chattanooga, Tenn. Cross served for 25 years as a court reporter in Criminal Court for Hamilton County.

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Husband of NCRA 2019 CASE Educator of the Year passes away

The Chicago Tribune reported on Aug. 20 that Joseph Paul Dorchack, husband of NCRA’s 2019 CASE Educator of the Year Peg Sokalski-Dorchack, RPR, passed away. Sokalski-Dorchak is the court reporting program director for MacCormac College in Chicago, Ill.

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Past NCRA member Lynn T. Jones passes

The Billings Gazette reported on Aug. 22 that past NCRA member Lynn T. Jones, 97, died on Aug. 19. Jones was the first stenograph (machine) court reporter in Montana.

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Former NCRA member Beverly Hunsaker passes

Fauquier Now reported on July 25 that former NCRA member and firm owner Beverly Hunsaker passed away on July 23 at her home in Gainesville, Va. 

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Former NCRA member Lynn Dyll Peppel passes

On June 19, The Vindicator reported that former NCRA member Lynn Dyll Peppel passed away on June 15 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Viola Lundberg Stafford remembered

Viola Lundberg Stafford passed away May 23, 2019, at the Medical Center of Aurora, Colo. 

Stafford was an active member of both NCRA and Colorado Shorthand Reporters Association (CSRA) for many years. Her membership at NCRA began in November 1969, and she was a member for at least 30 consecutive years before retiring from practicing as a verbatim stenographic reporter. She then became a Lifetime Retired Member. Her tenure at NCRA included earning the Certificate of Merit, the symbol of a court reporter who took her craft seriously and proudly. Her service at CSRA as treasurer and chief examiner spoke volumes of her dedication to the profession – she was involved, passionate, and committed.

Retired NCRA member Gerald Nevitt passes away

The Washington Post reported on April 28 that retired Lifetime NCRA member Gerald Nevitt, 86, RPR, formerly of Silver Spring, Md., and an official court reporter at the U.S. District Court House from 1958 to 1973 in Washington, D.C., passed away March 20 at his home in Palm Bay, Fla.

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