Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Tuesday, March 2, 2004


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Memorial Services Set for Judge Hupp, Justice Crosby


By a MetNews Staff Writer


A memorial service for Senior U.S. District Judge Harry Hupp, who died Jan. 27 at age 74, will be held at the court April 8, a court spokesperson said yesterday.

The spokesperson said the service will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the chambers of Chief Judge Consuelo B. Marshall. While some invitations are being sent out, the service will also be open to the public, the spokesperson explained.

Meanwhile, a service in Santa Ana for retired Court of Appeal Justice Thomas F. Crosby Jr., which was to have been held Friday, has been rescheduled for March 12 at 4:30 p.m., the  That service will be held at the Historic Santa Ana Courthouse at 211 W. Santa Ana Blvd.

Crosby died Jan. 23 at the age of 63.

Hupp, who served on the state and federal benches for 30 years, died of a stroke after several years of ill health. He was named to the District Court by then-President Ronald Reagan in 1984 and took senior status in 1997.

Reagan also, as governor, appointed Hupp to the Los Angeles Superior Court in 1972.

Hupp joined Beardsley, Hufstedler & Kemble shortly after earning his law degree from Stanford in 1955 and remained with the firm until Reagan tapped him for the bench 17 years later. He became a Beardsley Hufstedler partner in 1961.

Crosby served on the Court of Appeal from 1982 until his retirement in 2001.

He was appointed to the appellate bench by then-Gov. Jerry Brown after only 13 months as an Orange Superior Court judge. Brown had named him to that court in 1981.

Before joining the bench, Crosby was in private practice in Newport Beach from 1978 to 1981, and had been a partner in two law firms—Crosby, Garey & Bonner and Crosby and Luesbrink.  He had previously worked as an Orange deputy district attorney.

Survivors include Crosby’s wife and two sons. The Court of Appeal requested that memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at 3191-A Airport Loop Drive in Costa Mesa.


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