The RPLS eNewsletter wishes to recognize the outstanding and long-time contributions of Pat Paruch, who is receiving hospice care for cancer and will be leaving her position on the editorial staff, after serving on it since the eNewsletter’s inception in 2011. Pat spent countless hours helping to edit articles into meaningful and concise presentations of substantive legal issues. What most lawyers say in 100 words, Pat could whittle down to a few sentences. In addition to her editorial skills, she was active in soliciting authors and maintained the “pipeline” of recent cases and legislation from which articles were often written. Pat was a critical force in shaping the eNewsletter into what it has become today, and was always a calm breeze in an otherwise stormy sea. In addition to serving as editor for the eNewsletter, Pat was for many years a member of the RPLS Council, the governing body for the Real Property Law Section. As a highly respected lawyer, Pat was a shareholder at Kemp Klein where her practice included municipal and environmental law. She has also been extremely active in politics in Royal Oak, having first served as a city commissioner at age 28 and then for many years after that. She was elected mayor of Royal Oak twice and served from 1989-93. Pat has always been a stickler for keeping to the “word limit” guidelines that the eNewsletter has for its articles. So with that in mind, we won’t go on and on about all the wonderful things we could say about her. In sum, thanks Pat for your hard work, guidance and wisdom.