The online guestbook for Max Reicher

Posted on September 30, 2009
Posted by: Christine Plourde
From: Hartford CT

Message: Judge Reicher will remain in the hearts of the legal community as an inspiration. He had a wonderful heart, a sharp legal mind and a commitment to both his profession and his family that is rivaled by few. He is surrounded by many wonderful and caring family members, to whom I send my most sincere condolences. Judge Reicher will be deeply missed by the New Britain community.

Posted on September 30, 2009
Posted by: Ken Laska
From: Plainville Ct

Message: Edgar Lee Masters was an attorney in Illinois. He authored Spoon River Anthology. It considered to be one of the most significant books of the early 20th century. The following poem rings true today as it did in 1916, because it is every thing that Judge Reicher was not: SUPPOSE you stood just five feet two, And had worked your way as a grocery clerk, Studying law by candle light Until you became an attorney at law? And then suppose through your diligence, And regular church attendance, You became attorney for Thomas Rhodes, Collecting notes and mortgages, And representing all the widows In the Probate Court? And through it all They jeered at your size, and laughed at your clothes And your polished boots? And then suppose You became the County Judge? And Jefferson Howard and Kinsey Keene, And Harmon Whitney, and all the giants Who had sneered at you, were forced to stand Before the bar and say "Your Honor"- Well, don't you think it was natural That I made it hard for them? 94. Judge Selah Lively, Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950), Spoon River Anthology,(1916) Judge Reicher never made it hard for any person. If anything it was natural for him to treat each person as his equal. Equal because he knew that he was a member of that race called humanity. That he like us was a mere attorney. And as a mere attorney he was fortunate to have received a promotion to the position as a judge. If anything we wanted to honor Judge Reicher, because he honored us. He honored us when he humbled himself by treating each person who appeared before him as an equal. Thus the honor that we had in the past by saying Your Honor, is an honor that is not only, deserved, but one that we gladly gave. So one last time let it be said to a man of great honor and distinction Your Honor.

Posted on September 30, 2009
Posted by: john c. matulis, jr.
From: New Britain ct

Message: as a young lawyer (a number of years ago), learning from Max the value of staying focused on an equitable outcome, discounting the impact of client marital misconduct, and conducting onself at all times as a member or a learned, but collegial profession. Sign of the wall of his chamber: "Satisfaction guaranteed or your honey back!

Posted on September 30, 2009
Posted by: elsa gassner
From: sedona az

Message: Dear Bob, So sorry to read the news of your father's passing. How lucky he was to have lived such a long and beautiful life. I have so many memories of growing up in New Britain and you and your beautiful parents are a part of them. Our thoughts are with you and we hope that knowing others care is comforting to you. Fondly, elsa and peter gassner

Posted on October 01, 2009
Posted by: Roberta Nair
From: Clinton CT

Message: Dear Bobby, I was so sorry to learn of your dad's passing. I have such fond memories of your parents growing up with you in New Britain. My prayers and thoughts are with you and Merle. Hold onto the precious and happy memories. Roberta Birnbaum Nair

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