John George passed away Sunday of heart failure, 69 years of age. His wife of over thirty years was with him. In addition to Diane, John leaves his son Edward, and his daughters Victoria and Diana.
John was one of those guys no one ever spoke a bad word about. Soft spoken and erudite, you listened when he talked. In addition to the authority he carried by virtue of handling the heaviest cases for so many years, he also was a Vietnam Veteran. There was a depth there which only unmatched experiences and intelligence could provide.
From Louis Pironti:
John was truly the defense lawyer’s defense lawyer. He went to the wall for his clients. On a personal level, he was kind-hearted and loyal to a fault. He was an excellent human being and a great lawyer …
Visitation: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at T.M. Ralph Funeral Homes, 7001 Northwest 4th Street, Plantation, Florida 33317.
(Mass and internment information to follow or visit www.tmralph.com for further information)
Ross Mowry, 98 years old – Brian Cavanagh sent this message November 1st, shortly after learning of the former judge and World War II Veterans passing:
I just heard Judge Ross Mowry died last night at 98. May God rest his soul. As an old-time public defender before he became judge, he infused with Southern gallantry – the real meaning of Justice and Fundamental Fairness into our local criminal justice system during his tenure on the bench.
I’ll never forget my first day in his County Court division in 1978, when he looked at me and said, “Well Mr. Persecutor, do you have anything to say?” Taught me proper humility and a perspective steeped in decency right from the start …