Sunday April 26, 2015

In Memoriam

Scott Finney '08 passed away suddenly on April 14, 2015. Born in Austin, Texas on May 19th, 1983, Finney moved around the globe with his parents and sister as an "Air Force brat." Settling in Cincinnati in the 90's, he attended Fairfield High School and spent his summers as a counselor at Camp Campbell Gard, entertaining campers and staff alike with his one-of-a-kind personality. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Miami University (Ohio), and was an accomplished member of the Mock Trial team, competing in events around the country. He later coached a high school mock trial team to many victories. After earning his law degree at Dayton, practiced law as a Warren County prosecutor early in his career, then as an attorney with Wilmer Hale, an international law firm based in Dayton. Read more.

Arthur R. "Art" Hollencamp '80 of Dayton, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015, at the age of 63. Hollencamp graduated from Alter High School, Dayton, Ohio, in 1969 and St. Louis University in 1973. He worked for Missouri Probation and Parole. He graduated from the University of Dayton School of Law in 1980 and was the third-generation principle partner of Hollencamp Law Offices. He served on the Calvary Cemetery board of trustees as treasurer for over 30 years and was a respected member of the Dayton Bar Association, serving on the ethics committee and the Montgomery County Public Defenders Board. Hollencamp was an avid golfer and a long time member of the Miami Valley Golf Club. Read more.

Ethan Miller '12 of Indianapolis, passed away on September 20, 2014. Miller attended Ball State University, where he majored in political science. While there, he met a fellow student, and the love of his life, Whitney Howe. After his graduation from Ball State, Ethan married fellow student, Whitney Howe, on July 11, 2009 in Indianapolis. Miller then enrolled at University of Dayton to pursue the study of law and graduated in 2012. After being admitted to the Indiana bar in May 2012, he was employed as a planned giving associate with the National FFA Foundation, headquartered in Indianapolis. With a strong love for his country, he elected to serve in the United States Coast Guard Reserves. He received his basic training at Cape May, N.J., and had served three years in the Reserves, attaining the rank of Boatswain's Mate Third Class. He had served two terms of active deployment, most recently a three month deployment at Grand Portage, Duluth, Minn. He had been awarded the Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation Ribbon for his role in sighting and assisting in the coordination of the rescue of a disoriented man who had fallen into the Cuyahoga River, as well as a commendation for a recent rescue in Lake Superior. Read more.

Brett A. Rinehart '05 of Kettering, Ohio, passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015. Rhinehart attended Denison University and graduated cum laude in 1996 with a double major in political science and minority studies. After college, he worked at the Miami Valley Aids Task Force. He decided to follow in his mother's footsteps, Linda Cushman '89, and attended The University of Dayton Law School, graduating himself in 2005. He practiced law for nearly 10 years and enjoyed sharing an office with his mother. He was also a member of the Ohio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Rhinehart was a gifted litigator and took pride in his work. His sister, Lauren, often referred to him as a beast in the courtroom. He enjoyed watching tennis, was an avid OSU Buckeye fan, and enjoyed spending time with family.

For more information, contact Denise Baker, assistant director of communications at the University of Dayton School of Law, at

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