CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Senior Status Judge Robert Halbritter died Thursday at the age of 92.
The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia announced Halbritter’s death on Friday.
“I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Judge Halbritter,” Chief Justice John Hutchison said in a release. “When I was appointed in 1995, he immediately took me and a number of other new judges under his wing. He was a fantastic mentor to all of us and I considered him a true friend.”
Halbritter served as a circuit judge in Preston County from December 1971 through January 1997 before assuming the role of senior status judge. He served on the Kingwood City Council and as a West Virginia House of Delegates member before becoming a circuit judge.
Details regarding his memorial service have yet to be announced.