Thursday, February 12, 2009
Memorial Service Set for Judge Huss, Wife This Saturday
By a MetNews Staff Writer
A joint memorial service will be held Saturday for retired Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William W. Huss Jr. and his wife, Dr. Marlene Coleman Huss.
Judge Huss died Nov. 26 of complications due to cystic fibrosis. Dr. Huss passed away Jan. 26 after battling cancer.
William W. Huss Jr. was appointed to the Superior Court by then-Gov. George Deukmejian in 1989 after 24 years as a civil trial attorney. He began his career in 1965 after graduating from law school at USC—his undergraduate degree was from there as well—and became a partner in a couple of well-known Southern California firms before founding the downtown Los Angeles firm of Huss, Acker & Bailey.
Shortly after being named to the court, he was assigned to one of the law-and-motion departments, where he became known for his strict adherence to deadlines and other procedural rules. He subsequently heard criminal and civil cases in the Central and East Districts before he retired in 1995.
After retiring, he worked as a mediator and arbitrator. He was also a retired captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
He and his wife were the co-authors of several books, including “Homeowners Associations and You: The Ultimate Guide to Harmonious Community Living” and a downtown Los Angeles restaurant guide.
Marlene Huss was a pediatrician with a private practice in Newport Beach for more than 25 years. She was also associate clinical professor of family medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at USC, where for more than 15 years she taught the course “Introduction to Clinical Medicine” to freshman students.
She was a captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve Medical Corps and the author of several books.
Survivors include the couple’s children, Charlynn D’Anconia, Matthew Huss, and Damon Huss, and their families.
Saturday’s service will be held at the Episcopal Cathedral Center of St. Paul, 840 Echo Park Ave. in Los Angeles at 11 a.m. The family asked that donations in lieu of flowers be made to St. James Episcopal School in Los Angeles.
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