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~ Emperor Justinian
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January 2021 Justinian Member of the Month
This month the Justinian Society of Philadelphia proudly spotlights The Honorable Emil Giordano (Ret.) who has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Center for Guardianship Certification, which was created to enhance the quality of guardianship services by developing and administering a comprehensive national guardian certification program. More...
December 2020 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society of Philadelphia proudly recognizes the pro bono efforts of board member, Nate Andrisani, who recently secured the release of his client, Andrew Swainson, who spent more than 30 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. More...

You can read more about Nate’s victory by clicking here.
November 2020 Justinian Co-Members of the Month
This Month, the Justinian Society proudly celebrates and spotlights the accomplishments of two board members, Denise Mandi and Brittany Stepp, for their recent elections to the Board of Governors and YLD Executive Board of the Philadelphia Bar Association, respectively. Please join us in congratulating Denise and Brittany. More...
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The Justinian Society's tribute in memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The Justinian Society of Philadelphia celebrates the life and mourns the passing of one of our nation's most brilliant and deeply cherished jurists, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. More...
Virtual Annual Meeting, Election & Scholarship Announcement
News from The Justinian Foundation – 2020 Scholarship Recipient
Annual Meeting, Election & Scholarship Reception
Annual Meeting, Election & Scholarship Reception
Annual Meeting, Election & Scholarship Reception
The Justinian Society and Foundation Host 80th Anniversary, Honor the Chairman of Philadelphia Energy Solutions and Present Law School Scholarships
The Justinian Society and Foundation hosted their 80th Anniversary on June 6, 2016, honoring Philip Rinaldi, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board, Philadelphia Energy Solutions LLC. The Foundation also presented three scholarships to outstanding law student. More...
The Justinian Society Elects Officers at Annual Meeting
The Justinian Society Annual Meeting and Election was held on June 6, 2016 at Top of the Tower in Philadelphia. More...
The Justinian Foundation Awards Three Scholarships to Law Students
The Justinian Foundation, which provides scholarships to Italian-American students enrolled in Philadelphia-area law schools, recently presented scholarships totaling $4,500 to three area students. More...
The Justinian Society and Foundation Announce the Richard F. Furia, Esquire Scholarship Open to Second Year Law School Students
Justinian Society Event Photos

To see all of the photos from our most recent events, see our Flickr account.

To see photos from the 2019 Justinian Christmas Party, click here.

To see photos from the 2019 Beccaria Award, click here.

To see photos from the Luncheon Honoring PA Superior Court President Judge Jack Panella, click here.

To see photos from the 2019 Annual Meeting, Election & Scholarship Reception and Luncheon, click here.

To see photos from the Luncheon Honoring The Honorable Idee Fox, click here.

To see photos from the Luncheon Honoring 2019 Phila Bar Chancellor Shelli M. Fedullo, click here.

To see photos from the 2018 Justinian Christmas Party, click here.

To see photos from the 2018 Beccaria Award Ceremony, click here.

To see photos from the 2018 Annual Meeting, Election & Scholarship Reception, click here.

To see photos from the Justinian Luncheon Honoring Carl A. Solano, click here.

  The Passing of Former Justinian Society Chancellor, Carl J. Melone, Esquire - a Letter from Vice Chancellor Gina Rubel

Dear Brothers and Sisters of the Justinian Society Board, It is with sadness that I inform you of the passing of Carl J. Melone, Esq. who was one of our organization’s early Chancellor’s and a business partner to my grandfather, The Hon. Edward W. Furia. I have included Mr. Melone’s obituary below for your reference. Please keep his family in your Vice Chancellor, The Justinian Society Carl J Melone, age 92 of Hershey’s Mill, West Chester andcourt-appointed former US Attorney in Philadelphia for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania died of natural causes on January 4, 2008. Mr. Melone was the chief federal prosecutor for Southeastern Pennsylvania for seven months in 1972. The appointment capped two periods of service as an Assistant US Attorney from November 1960 to June 1962 and from April 1968 until he retired from that office in 1973. After service during WW II as a Captain in the 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division of the PA National Guard, he attended and graduated from Temple University School of Law in 1949, where he also earned a BA in Education in 1935.  Thereafter he was an attorney with the US Department of Labor and the US Department of Justice, including Trial Attorney with the Antitrust Division in Philadelphia.  While in private law practice, he was active in the Philadelphia Bar Association and a number of its committees.  He was particularly proud of his contributions to the Judiciary Committee and the Committee of Censors.  Early in his career he was elected Chancellor of the Justinian Society of Philadelphia, an organization of lawyers of Italian heritage.

His love and respect for the law and its trial practice never diminished, according to his family.  Even after retirement from US government service, he was appointed by governor Shapp as District Justice in Delaware County and was twice elected to that judicial office.

His other professional interest was the savings and loan and banking business.  He served variously as an officer, director and member of the Board of Trustees of United Savings Bank and its predecessors, whose main office is in South Philadelphia.

During his leisure time he enjoyed his collection of classical music, the theatre, and civic affairs including tenure as President of the Rotary Club of Broomall and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4129 becoming a 4th degree Knight. He had a passion to keep fit with a regime of walking, hiking and other physical exercise as well as social activities and travel.

Mr. Melone is survived by two daughters, Ann McNally of West Chester PA and Mary Jo Tutterow of Tampa, FL, his daughter-in-law Barbara Melone of Fenwick, Delaware, four grandchildren and a companion Eva DiAddezzio, Bryn Mawr.  His son Carl and wife Claire predeceased him.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass 10:00 AM Saturday January 12, 2007 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church 15 E. Pleasant Grove Road West Chester.  Visitation 9-10 am Saturday at the Church.  Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon PA. 

In lieu of flower, donations may be made in his name to Neighborhood Hospice Services, 400 East Marshall Street, West Chester, PA  19380, Chester County Association for the Blind, 71 S First Avenue, Coatesville, PA, 19320 or the Women’s Resource Center, 113 W Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA  19087.

Arrangements by DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. West Chester 610-696-1181


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