Oct. 16 memorial service to honor Stanley J. Roszkowski

Online Staff Report

A public memorial service in remembrance of the Hon. Stanley J. Roszkowski (Ret.) will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Stanley J. Roszkowski Courthouse, 327 S. Church St., Rockford.

Members of the judiciary, the Roszkowski family, former staff, and elected officials will gather for the service to remember Judge Roszkowski’s dedicated service to the United States.

Judge Roszkowski died July 7, 2014, at the age of 91. He was first nominated to the bench in 1977 by then President Jimmy Carter. Prior to becoming a judge, he served his country admirably in World War II as a member of the Air Force.

Chief Judge Rubén Castillo said: “We will gather together to remember our friend and colleague, Stan Roszkowski. Judge Roszkowski’s service to the country, especially to the citizens in the Western Division of our district, will never be forgotten.”

Judge Roszkowski advocated for a permanent United States District Court Judge to serve the Rockford area. In 1984, he was the first full-time District Court Judge in the Western Division of the Northern District of Illinois. In 2009, U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Illinois, introduced legislation to name the new United States Courthouse in Rockford for Judge Roszkowski.

Posted Oct. 14, 2014

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