September 12, 2008
Robert John Nordstrom, partner at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur and former professor of law at Ohio State University, died September 7.
He attended Western Michigan University before the onset of World War II. During the war, he served in the Army Air Corps as a bombardier in B-17 aircraft, attaining the rank of second lieutenant. After the war, he completed undergraduate studies and went on to law school at the University of Michigan, graduating with Order of the Coif honors.
During his tenure as professor, he served on many campus-wide committees, chaired the Mershon Committee, and authored numerous texts and articles on law. Always dedicated to teaching, Robert earned the respect of his many law students over the years. After his retirement from OSU, a chaired professorship was endowed in his name. He remained an active partner in practice at Porter Wright.
He is survived by his wife, their three children, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family asks, In lieu of flowers, the family asks those wishing to show their respects should donate to the charity of their choice.