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Hundreds pay tribute to law professor Jon Van Dyke

Jesse Broder Van Dyke Jesse Broder Van Dyke

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hundreds of people, including local leaders, University of Hawaii administrators, and many in the legal profession, lined up at the East-West Center for a memorial Saturday for U.H. law professor Jon Van Dyke.

He had been a fixture at the Richardson School of Law for 35 years. He died in November while he was in Australia for a conference.

The 68-year-old Van Dyke was an author, an educator, and a successful attorney. His family is finding comfort in knowing that he touched many lives.

"He'll live on through his students and he'll live on through his work," said his son, Jesse Broder Van Dyke. "For example, the bill that's recently passed the city council about the sidewalk ordinance, he did the original draft of that and right now you can see, every day, parks are being cleaned and our kupuna have a chance to walk around."

Van Dyke is survived by his wife, Sherry Broder, and three children. A fund has been set up to establish the Jon Van Dyke Institute for International Law and Justice.

Earlier story: Law community mourns passing of beloved professor

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