Justice orders flags half-staff on Thursday to honor Recht

CHARLESTON W.Va. — The Capitol Complex in Charleston and all state facilities in Ohio and Marshall Counties will be honoring the Arthur Recht, Senior Status Judge and former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice.

Governor Jim Justice issued a proclamation on Wednesday ordering all United States and West Virginia State flags at the Capitol Complex in Charleston and all state facilities in Ohio and Marshall County to be flown at half-staff from dawn to dusk on Thursday to honor Recht. He passed away on Sunday at age 80.

Judge Arthur Recht

Funeral services for Recht will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Wheeling at Temple Shalom, followed by interment in Jewish Memorial Park.

Recht began serving the northern panhandle in 1981 on the First Judicial Circuit and he was appointed by Gov. Gaston Caperton to fill a vacancy on the state Supreme Court in 1995-1996.

He then returned to the First Judicial Circuit and served there until he retired in 2012.

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