Robert Markewich ’46 was a New York City attorney who specialized in labor law, corporate litigation, and appellate matters. He passed away on April 23, 2011, at the age of 92.
After graduating from Columbia Law School, Markewich joined the law firm founded by his father, Samuel Markewich. The firm, Markewich Friedman & Markewich, handled mostly labor law matters, representing local and international unions.
Markewich also embarked on what he called some “absolutely delicious and rewarding theatrical representation.” His client list included the owners of the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, who were engaged in a contractual dispute with the producers of the hit Broadway show The Sound of Music. Among the producers was Richard Rodgers of the famous songwriting duo Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Turning his attention to civil appellate law later in his career, Markewich became a fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers in the mid-1990s.
Markewich is survived by his wife, Iris; his children, Deborah, Judith, Ida, Jeremiah, and Eve Rachel Markewich ’88; and his grandchildren, David, Matthew, Jacob, Emily, Andrew, Chloe, and Tessa.