John Herman von Dadelszen, a highly respected Hawke’s Bay practitioner, died in Hastings on 5 July 1988 aged 75, after over 50 years’ practice of law.
Mr von Dadelszen was President of the Hawke’s Bay District Law Society in 1965 and 1966 but had also served the community in a variety of ways as both Councillor and Mayor of Havelock North, Chancellor of the Diocese of Waiapu and Hastings Coroner as well as being a director for many years of newspaper companies in Hawke’s Bay.
A tribute to the life and work of Mr von Dadelszen, whose kindly disposition is remembered by many of the newly qualified practitioners with whom he came into contact, was paid recently in the Hastings District Court by President Lester Chisholm, supported by a high proportion of Hawke’s Bay practitioners.
Mr von Dadelszen is survived by his widow Michael and two sons, District Court Judge Paul von Dadelszen of Palmerston North and Mark von Dadelszen of Hastings.
This obituary was first published in LawTalk 289, 17 August 1988, page 3.