Search Site

Remembering Dr. Ella Filippone of the Passaic River Coalition

For several years, the attorneys at Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich have provided pro-bono services to the Passaic River Coalition in connection with its mission to acquire, preserve, and protect land within the Passaic River watershed in northern New Jersey. Our attorneys have served on the Board of Trustees of the organization, sitting beside Dr. Ella Filippone, the founder and long-time Executive Director of PRC, whose vision and dedication made the organization a tremendous success and laid the groundwork for the next generation of conservation and watershed protection in the many New Jersey communities touched by the Passaic River.

Our team was grieved to learn that on June 21, 2013, Dr. Filippone passed away. She leaves behind a loving family, a flourishing Coalition dedicated to improving our environment, and a legacy that the state of New Jersey can never forget. In the 43 years that Dr. Filippone strove to protect the Passaic River Watershed, she was able to save over 1,500 acres of land that generations of New Jerseyans will be able to enjoy and cherish as she did.

Our attorneys and supporting staff at Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich are very proud to have known Dr. Filippone, and to have had the opportunity to work beside her as she sought to protect and preserve the Passaic watershed. We hope to honor her memory as we continue to work alongside the PRC and further Dr. Filippone’s mission to protect and improve the Passaic River and surrounding lands.

A memorial service celebrating Dr. Filippone’s life and legacy will take place from 12pm until 4pm on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the PRC’s headquarters in Willow Hall, 330 Speedwell Avenue in Morristown, New Jersey. The Filippone family has requested that contributions to the Passaic River Coalition be made in lieu of flowers or gifts.

The Filippone family requests that attendees arrange carpools if possible, as a large turnout is expected to be present. RSVP’s may be sent by e-mail to [email protected] or mailed to the PRC headquarters.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Our Attorneys

In The Media

  • On the Run: Runner/lawyer DeBord out to protect the environment she loves

    Bucks County Herald, January 4, 2024

    When Brittany DeBord runs along the Delaware River canal towpath or on the trails of Tyler State Park, she doesn’t just appreciate the natural beauty of the...

    Read More
  • Gulf Coast Town Center facing foreclosure

    Naples Daily News, September 16, 2015

    Wells Fargo filed a lawsuit Sept. 8 against an affiliate of CBL & Associates, the owners of the decadeold, 1.2 million-square-foot mall in south Fort Myers for a $190.9 million unpaid loan. The center has 94 stores on 204 acres, with such anchors as Super Target, Belk, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Marshalls and Costco...

    Read More
  • Town liable for private company's leaking underground tanks, court rules Jul 26, 2017

    CRANFORD -- A couple that owned a businesses in town and became sick from leaking underground tanks owned by an adjacent business can sue the township for damages because the tanks were partially ...

    Read More
  • Dark Waters: How a Class Action Catapulted NJ to Forefront of 'Forever Chemicals' Battle

    NJ Law Journal Jan 09, 2020

    As property owners become increasingly aware of PFAS contamination, and as individuals exposed to PFAS learn of the health risks associated with exposure, liability will likely affect entire supply chains.

    Read More
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
Contact Our Firm

Quick Contact Form