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Los Angeles County Bar Association Statement
on the Passing of Matthew S. “Sandy” Rae, Jr.


“We were extremely saddened to hear about the passing of Matthew S. ‘Sandy’ Rae, Jr. His legacy as a leader of the Los Angeles County Bar Association will live on in the work that we do and serve as a reminder of his lifelong dedication to the legal community. Even into his late 80s, Sandy was an active member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association attending delegation meetings, CCBA meetings and even our most recent Installation Dinner. He will truly be missed.”

Sally Suchil
Executive Director
Los Angeles County Bar Association


Overview of Sandy’s Los Angeles County Bar Association Activities

  • Recipient of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Shattuck-Price Outstanding Lawyer Award in 1990, its highest honor
  • Recipient of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Delegation’s Spirit Award in 1998, in recognition of being an inspiration to the Delegation and promoting its interests
  • In 1998, the Matthew S. Rae, Jr. Outstanding Section Leader Award was named after him
  • Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Delegation to the statewide Conference of Delegates and was a member of the delegation for nearly 50 years
  • Director of the Los Angeles County Bar Foundation  
  • Matthew S. Rae, Jr., was the second recipient of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Arthur K. Marshall Award in 1984 which was created to honor from time to time a leader of the Los Angeles area probate bar who has made an outstanding contribution to the community and the legal profession in the field of probate and trust law
  • Chair of the Probate and Trust Law Committee, as a member of the Trusts and Estates Section Executive Committee
  • Vice Chair of the California Death and Gift Tax Committee, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Taxation Section
  • Chair and Co-Chair of the Legislation Committee of the County Bar Trusts and Estates Section

 

In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions in Sandy’s memory may be made to: 

Phi Alpha Delta Endowment Fund 
http://www.padcommunity.org/page.php?page_id=9922 
For more information, contact John Weitkamp, jweitkamp@aol.com
Donations may ultimately fund a scholarship in the name of Matthew S. Rae Jr.
 
Los Angeles County Bar Foundation
P.O. Box 55020
Los Angeles, CA 90055-2020
http://www.lacbf.org 
 
The Duke Law Fund
http://www.law.duke.edu/alumni/giving/ways 
 
Condolence cards and notes to any/all of Sandy’s family may be sent care of:
Janet Rae-Dupree
P.O. Box 986
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

     





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