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Byers, Thomas G. Memorial Fund
The Thomas G. Byers Memorial Fund was established in 2005 by University of Akron School of Law alumnus Thomas R. Pitts, class of 1979, in memory of his brother-in-law, Thomas G. Byers. The Thomas G. Byers Memorial Fund is designated in support of the Faculty and Alumni Publication Award presented by The University of Akron Law Alumni Association on an annual basis. This award promotes scholarship and recognizes professional achievement of both faculty and alumni of the School of Law. The award is presented at the Law Alumni Dinner, and recipients are selected based on criteria set the by Law Alumni Association.
Thomas R. Pitts is a dedicated volunteer and served as President of the Law Alumni Association for the 2005-06 academic year. Tom is a respected member of the legal community and contributes generously of his time and resources for the good of the School of Law.
This fund is in memory of Tom’s brother-in-law and good friend, Thomas G. Byers. Mr. Byers was a 1964 graduate of The University of Akron College of Business and was married to Dr. Catherine (Pitts) Byers, a 1964 graduate of the University’s Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences. While attending The University of Akron, Mr. Byers played varsity sports, including baseball and basketball. He remained an athlete and avid runner throughout his life. Mr. Byers was a successful businessman, last working for Delphi as a corporate planner on a worldwide level. He was known for his expertise and success investing in the stock markets, which he enjoyed as an avocation. He passed away on January 25, 2004, after a sudden illness, and is greatly missed by his family and friends.