Robert L. Gang ’39, L’42, U.S. Army World War II and Korean War veteran and long-time Syracuse-area lawyer, has passed away at age 104

Statement from Dean Craig M. Boise

The entire College of Law community sends our deepest condolences to Bob’s wife Holly and his family and friends. Personally, I feel very lucky to have met and gotten to know Bob.  His dedication to the legal profession, to country and to service, his palpable commitment to family and community, and his smile were infectious.  I am grateful to Betty and Michael D. Wohl Veterans Legal Clinic Director Beth Kubala for making sure that Bob stayed connected to his alma mater, and that we had a chance to learn from him.

Bob served from 1942 to 1951 as a U.S. Army infantry officer. After serving his country, Gang came back to Syracuse and practiced real estate law as a partner at the firm, Smith, Dolan, Gieselman, and Gang, and later at MacKenzie Hughes. Gang also served as Syracuse’s Assistant City Corporation Counsel. In all, he practiced law for 50 years, and continued doing pro bono work well into his 80s.

Bob is survived by his second wife, Holly, eight children, and 15 grandchildren. His sons-in-law, Ed Moses L’68 and Michael P. Williams L’95, and grandson Matt Moses L’97 all received their law degrees from Syracuse Law. 

Learn more about Bob Gang’s life in this article. Read his obituary here.

September 25, 2021 / Syracuse University Law School Alumni Weekend event titled “Serving Veterans at the College of Law and in the Community,” held at the Grand Hall, National Veterans Resource Center at Syracuse University. In addition, the oldest living Law School alum and veteran Robert Gang – shown here speaking to guests – was recognized in front of current faculty, alumni, students, and honored guests. Photo by Mike Roy