A Fond Farewell

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Circuit Judge Joan Young, the most senior member of the Oakland County bench, earned a royal salute Nov. 30 at a retirement party held at Birmingham Country Club. Scores of well-wishers turned out for the event, which was a fitting tribute to the Wayne State Law School alumna, who has served as chief judge of the 52nd District Court, the Oakland County Probate Court, and the Oakland Circuit Court. In photo one, Judge Young is pictured with her husband, attorney Tom Schellenberg, and their two daughters, Katy Lewis (photo 2) and Andrea Manning. In the accompanying photo, the retiring jurist shares a smile with her longtime friend, Judy Cunningham, a past president of the Oakland County Bar Association.

Photos by John Meiu