Not that the dispersed Heller Ehrman community needs any more bad news but ... we see the San Francisco Chronicle has a well-written and interesting obituary for Robert Harris, who at 94 was Heller's oldest shareholder at the time the firm dissolved. While Harris was officially retired, he still went into the office every day, as he had for more than 60 years.
Harris died suddenly this week, an apparent stroke, at a friend's Christmas party.
With a family history in San Francisco dating back to a cold-blooded murder on Montgomery Street in 1856, and a personal history that includes commanding PT boats in World War II, Harris makes a fascinating read. For Hellerites and other friends who missed today's paper, you can find the article here.
Our condolences to Harris' family and colleagues.