Matthew D. Baxter, 53, of Huntingdon Valley, an immigration lawyer, died of liver failure caused by side effects of cancer treatment Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Baxter, who was a past president of the Philadelphia chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and who served on the board of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society for more than 15 years, represented a significant number of clients on a pro bono basis, his wife, Bonnie Allyn Barnett, said.
She said her husband helped an Afghan family in Allentown save a son from deportation. "The family was so grateful that we were invited to a feast in Matthew's honor," she said. "That kind of thing has been repeated."