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June 22, 2009
Sixth District Court of Appeals Judge William Skow Dies at 68

Members of Ohio’s legal and judicial community are mourning the death of a northwest Ohio appellate judge.

Sixth District Court of Appeals Judge William Skow, 68, died Sunday of pancreatitis in Toledo Hospital.

A life-long Toledo resident, Judge Skow was elected to the appeals court in 2004 after more than 22 years as a trial judge in Lucas County Common Pleas Court and Toledo Municipal Court.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and his law degree from the University of Michigan. After passing the bar in Ohio, he completed a two-year term of service in the U.S. Army, including serving a year in Vietnam, and received the Bronze Star Medal.

Judge Skow practiced law for 14 years, mostly with Konop, Skow, Schlachter and Weisberg, and served as chief legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Thomas Ashley before embarking on his judicial career with his appointment to the municipal court bench in 1983.

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