The Honorable Ellsworth A. Van Graafeiland (1915-2004)
Second Circuit Judge Van Graafeiland passed away Saturday from a heart attack and related complications. A well-respected and dedicated jurist, a tireless teacher, and a loving family man, Judge Van Graafeiland will be missed by all those who had the privilege of interacting with him.
We here at Nomination Nation offer our thoughts and prayers to his family, his colleagues, and everyone whose lives he touched.
You can read an obituary here in his hometown newspaper [link via How Appealing].
Judge Van Graafeiland took senior status in 1985, so his passing does not create a vacancy on the Second Circuit.