In Memoriam | November 2021

November 2021

Eugene Z. Grenz, JD ’69

Eugene Z. Grenz, of Delmar, N.Y., died on October 31, 2021. He was the husband of Sherry Janowitz Grenz. They shared 54 years of marriage together. Born in the Bronx, he was the son of Philip and Rose Grenz. He attended Bronx High School of Science, Yeshiva University and Baylor Law School. He was an assistant attorney general of New York State for 20 years before opening his own firm where he practiced criminal defense for 25 years. He served several terms as a member of the Committee on Character and Fitness for the Third Judicial District of the Supreme Court of the State of New York and taught multiple years as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Russell Sage. Gene was also a former president of Temple Israel where he was a member for over 50 years. He is survived by his wife Sherry; his children, Philip Grenz, Brooke Anne Goldberg (Allen), Hope Amsterdamer (Yishai), and Sloan Grenz; and his grandchildren, Skyler Goldberg, Jonas Goldberg, Maayan Amsterdamer, Lexi Goldberg, and Agam Amsterdamer.

Arthur David Courtade, JD ’70

Arthur David Courtade went to meet his Lord and Savior on Oct. 16, 2021. David was born in Fort Worth on Jan. 10, 1947 to Ruth J. and Arthur H. Courtade. He graduated from Castleberry High School in 1965 where he was an honor student, acapella choir member, and a stand-out athlete. David earned his BA from Texas Christian University and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He then attended Baylor University Law school where he graduated first in his class and was the Editor in Chief of the Law Review. David was board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and began his law career at Simon and Simon in Fort Worth as a family law specialist before going into private practice until his passing. He was the founding Director of the Family Law Bar Association of Tarrant County, the NTX Family Law Specialist Association and the TX Academy of Family Law Specialists. David served as the Special Counsel to the Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs and was actively involved with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. David had a life-long love of sports, coached his children's youth sports teams and enjoyed watching his grandsons compete. He also loved sharing cultural, educational and athletic experiences with his children through travel. David was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Ruth Courtade. He is survived by his children, Kayla Alley of Arlington, Texas and Arthur David Courtade Jr. of Fort Worth, Texas; their mother, Kay Carter Anderson; son-in-law, Michael Alley; daughter-in-law, Crystal Courtade; grandchildren, Carson, Blake and Kendyl; his sister, Ruthann Teague; his niece, Stephanie Mitchell; and his nephew, Brett Teague.