In Memoriam, 20 VTBJ, Fall 2020-#53

PositionVol. 46 3 Pg. 53


Vol. 46 No. 3 Pg. 53

Vermont Bar Journal

Fall, 2020

Anthony Edward Riva Otis

Anthony Edward Riva Otis of Mont-pelier died peacefully from dementia on July 13, 2020, at the age of 71. Anthony was born Dec. 24, 1948, in New York City, but grew up in Vermont graduating from Montpelier High School in 1966, the University of Vermont in 1970 and Willamette University College of Law in 1976. He returned to Montpelier as a clerk and administrator of the Vermont Supreme Court. In 1982, Anthony opened his frst law offce and practiced law until 2016. He represented local and national businesses and organizations with legislative matters and public policy. He was often found at the State House in Montpelier with his offce a few doors down. He had a very diverse legal career culminating with Concurrent Resolution #401 from Vermont House of Representatives honoring him for “outstanding legal career and his community leadership.” Anthony was accomplished as a 1st Dan Taekwondo Black belt and loved music, dancing, nature photography and doing artwork with colored pencils. Antho-ny was passionate about buying local and supporting the arts. He was an active and dedicated member of the Montpelier Heritage Group, Montpelier Historical Society, Montpelier Historic Preservation Commission and Trash Tramps. Anthony is survived by his wife, Trudy McBride Otis of Montpe-lier; two children and grandchildren.

William John McNally, III

William John McNally, III, 76, passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. John was born on July 24, 1944 and grew up in Hawaii, Japan, Arizona, and Virginia, as a child of an army offcer. After graduating from Duke University, he served for four years as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. After a year at sea, he deployed in 1968 to Vietnam, where he served...

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