June 2022 Justinian Member of the Month This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of The Honorable Daniel R. Sulman is a judge in the Family Division of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, where he served from July of 2016 to January of 2018 and from December of 2019 through the present, following appointments to the bench by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and election in 2021. The Judge is a lifelong resident of Philadelphia, a graduate of Philadelphia public schools and magna cum laude graduate of Temple University. He earned his law degree at Temple University Beasley School of Law. More...
May 2022 Justinian Member of the Month This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of The Honorable Craig Levin who is a judge of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania. He assumed office on January 3, 2022. His current term ends January 5, 2032. Judge Levin was born and raised in Philadelphia. His life has been shaped by the communities where he grew up: First in West Oak Lane, then moving as a teenager to the Northeast. He attended Philadelphia Public Schools, graduating from Temple University with a B.S. in Finance and earned his Juris Doctorate from the Delaware School of Law at Widener University. He is a proud 'Philly guy' and loves all things 'Philly'. More...
March 2022 Justinian Member of the Month This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of The Honorable Ann M. Butchart who was elected to a ten-year term as a Trial Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia in 2005 and was retained for a second term in 2015. She has presided in Family Court, Criminal Court and Civil Court. More...
February 2022 Justinian Member of the Month This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of The Honorable Rosemarie Defino-Nastasi who presides in the Court of Common Pleas Criminal Trial Division in Philadelphia. She began her legal career working as an Assistant Defender for The Defender’s Association of Philadelphia. She then joined her family’s law firm in South Philadelphia working alongside her brothers, Michael and Vincent Defino. Judge Defino-Nastasi has presided in the Criminal Trial Division for over twenty years. More...
January 2022 Justinian Member of the Month This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of President Judge Jack Anthony Panella of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. He was elected to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania in November 2003 and sworn into office as an appellate judge on January 9, 2004 and retained in 2013. On January 7, 2019, he was elected President Judge. His true devotion and commitment is to assure that the Superior Court does it best to serve the people and the members of the Bar in ways that are efficient and productive, and balances judicial independence with accountability. More...
The Passing of Former Justinian Society Chancellor, Carl J. Melone, Esquire - a Letter from Vice Chancellor Gina Rubel 01-07-2008
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
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
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 DelawareCounty and was twice elected to that
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
Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass
Saturday January 12, 2007 at
St. Maximilian Kolbe Church 15 E.
Pleasant Grove Road
at the Church. Interment will be at HolyCrossCemetery, Yeadon PA.
In lieu of flower, donations may be made in his name to
Neighborhood Hospice Services, 400
East Marshall Street, West Chester,
PA19380, Chester County Association for
the Blind, 71 S First
Avenue, Coatesville, PA, 19320 or the Women’s ResourceCenter, 113 W Wayne Avenue, Wayne,
Arrangements by DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd
Funeral Home, Inc. West Chester 610-696-1181 www.drsfh.com