Michael C. Rainone, 94, a longtime Philadelphia lawyer, died of pneumonia Wednesday, Oct. 17, in Binghamton, N.Y.
Mr. Rainone practiced law for more than 60 years and served as president of a number of professional organizations, including the National Italian American Bar Association, the Lawyers' Club of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.
A native of South Philadelphia, Mr. Rainone attended Roman Catholic High School and La Salle University. He earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Rainone took pride in his Italian heritage and helped establish two awards in the name of Cesare Beccaria, an 18th-century Italian legal scholar; and Michael Musmanno, an Italian American jurist who served on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court as well as on the Nuremberg war crimes tribunal.