Beverley

June 20, 1970 ~ June 8, 2021

Born in: Worcester , Mass
Resided in: Williamsville, NY

Beverley S. Braun

Williamsville, NY: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at age 50. Predeceased by her grandparents, George and Lorraine Spang; Robert Waller; step-father, Stephen Kovaly; uncles, James and Thomas Spang; aunt Beverely (Spang) Leach; aunt, Susan (Waller) Rinnus. Survived by her parents, Frances Kovaly and Mark Waller; step-mother, Laura Waller; her husband of 25 years, Scott Braun; her son, Jackson Taylor Braun; her grandmother, Janet Waller; her siblings, Michael (Erin) Waller, Robert (Danielle) Waller, Yvette (Michael) Casserino, Alyssa Waller; her sister-in-law, Kirstin Pryor; nieces and nephews, Maya, Mason, Trevor, Dominick, Brandon, Logan and Natalie; many cousins. Bev enjoyed playing golf and traveling.

Friends may call Tuesday (June 15th) 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14626. Her Funeral Service will be held Wednesday (June 16th) 11:00 AM in the Funeral Home Chapel.

Bev graduated from Wilson Magnet High in 1988; receiving her B.A. and B.S from Suny Geneseo in 1993; her M.S. from RIT in 1995; Avery-Dennison with Black Belt in Six Sigma; followed by her University of Buffalo Law School accomplishment.

Bev received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. Bev was the recipient of the Judge Matthew J. Jasen Appellate Practice Award, the Robert J. Connelly Trial Technique Award, and the University at Buffalo Law School Faculty Award.

Bev was Senior Legal Counsel at HSBC Bank, a position she had held since 2015. Bev started her career out of law school in 2007 at Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP where she was made partner before transitioning to in-house counsel. Her career was focused primarily on commercial and federal civil litigation, including extensive appellate work. As in-house counsel, she oversaw complex commercial litigation and frequently worked on international matters, including an extended assignment in London focused specifically on legal risk.

 

Bev was admitted to practice in New York State, and before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court for the Western and Northern Districts of New York and U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York.

Bev was selected to receive the 2014 Pro Bono Award from the United States District Court for the Western District of New York for her distinguished service to those in need of legal assistance who do not have the financial resources to secure counsel.

 

Bev was a member of the New York State Bar Association where she served on the Ethics Committee and was appointed to the Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct in 2019. She frequently served on ethics panels in connection with both of these committees.

Bev was active in the Erie County Bar Association, most recently running for a position as a Director.

Bev was also a member of the Western New York Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York and served on its Judiciary Committee, most recently participating in rating this year’s judicial candidates.

 

Bev was an active member in the volunteer community. She recently concluded 12 years as a board member, including several as Vice President, for the Aquarium of Niagara. She served as a Trustee and Secretary for the Frank G. Raichle Foundation and as a board member of the Cantalician Center for Learning. She was also a member of the Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) for the Rochester Regional Health System.

Services

Visitation: June 15, 2021 4:00 pm - June 15, 2021 7:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626


Service: June 16, 2021 11:00 am

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626


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Charities

The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Beverley S. Braun (Waller) 's name.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

665 Elm Street
Buffalo, NY 14203,

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  1. Bev was a wonderful, caring person, who was always generous with her time to help others. She will be missed. Randy Odza

  2. Wish I could be there for all of you. Know that I am thinking of you all at this very difficult time.
    Love. Cheryl

  3. I was honored to know Bev. She was a very generous soul, a knowledgeable attorney and a good friend. She will be greatly missed.

  4. I am still in disbelief. Beverly will be truly missed. She was a wonderful person with a big heart. She has touched so many lives in so many ways. Rest in heaven Beverly. 🙏🏽🙏🏽

  5. Beverly was such a delightful person, a talented lawyer and a good friend when she was at Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel. My heart goes out to the loves of her life, Scott and Jackson. She will continue to be with you in spirit.

  6. Dear Mark,Fran,Laurie,Scott, Jackson and family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss of your beloved daughter,wife and mom,Beverly.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you travel this grief journey.May your memories of Beverly bring you comfort during this sad time and may Beverly rest in peace.
    With love,
    Chuck and Linda Alongi

  7. My longtime friend and mentor,
    I am heartbroken. We grew together and worked together at Jaeckle. It was rocky at times starting out, but we grew to love and have great respect for one another. Every occasion that was important to me you were there. We helped one another through so many life issues. I watched as you raised Jackson to the awesome young man that he is. You will be sorely missed my friend. I am so glad that Dee Dee and I got to speak with you last month. You have successfully crossed Jordan River and you never looked back! My Sister by another mother, thank you for your patience, your instruction, assistance and your enduring perseverance. Rest in power, love and peace.
    Cynthia S. Workman Cheektowaga, NY

  8. Bev is a member of our Buffalo Women’s Golf league and I had the pleasure of golfing with her many times over the years. She was always fun to play with and was a great story teller. I will miss her friendship and her wonderful stories. Jo Gizzi, Hamburg, NY

  9. I am heart-broken. Bev was a wonderful person, always willing to help out. She was passionate about helping her clients and standing up for what is right. She was one of the most intelligent people I have ever known and had a heart of gold. She was a wonderful mother and always spoke with great pride about her son. My prayers go out to her family and friends. I will miss you my friend.

  10. We were so blessed to have Bev work with us these past six years. Bev was an enormous influence on our team, a larger-than-life figure, one who always was there to help anyone whether it be with a professional question or personal problem. There is no replacing Bev, she was truly unique and special. I cannot express how heartbroken we are to lose her; she will be deeply, deeply missed.

  11. Bev was a very dear friend and I am heartbroken. She was a force of nature. She was passionate about her work and the people she served. Those she loved, she held dear. Once you were Bev’s friend, you were her friend for life. She was dedicated, loyal and fiercely protective. She often told me about the best day of her life, the day that she had Jackson. She was so proud of the young man he has become. I was so blessed to have known Bev for these past 10 years. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Bev was a force and amazing person – she was great friend when we were young attorneys. My thoughts are with Scott and Jackson and family during this difficult time.

  13. Scott & Jackson,
    We are so very sorry for your loss, we will cherish all the good memories going back to when Scott & Bev first dated. Jackson brought so much joy when he arrived & made his mom so proud through the years! You are in our thoughts & prayers.

  14. I had the pleasure to know Bev for the previous 2 years.

    She was truly an articulate,smart wonderful, passionate and intelligent lady.

    Will be very much missed.

    Ray Khan
    Toronto, Canada.

  15. I am shocked and heart broken as I just learned this news. I just left a message for Bev to wish her a Happy Birthday (last week) and concerned I wasn’t hearing back from her. We became friends through golf and will miss her dearly. She loved her Jackson, her work, traveling and living life to its fullest. We laughed often together. She was humble and never dwelled on the challenges she faced. I am grateful for the time Bev spent with me. May you be a peace for eternity. Love and sympathy to your Family.

  16. I just learned of Bev’s death through the BAEC Bulletin. I am compelled even at this late date to express my sincerest condolences to Bev’s family. Bev appeared before me many times and I highly respected and admired her talents as a lawyer. She also was an incredibly kind person and someone on whose word you could easily depend. I am very sorry that her family has lost such a fine person at so young of an age. Please accept my sincerest condolences.
    Hon. John M. Curran
    JSC, App Div 4th Dept

  17. Unbelievable! I knew Bev as a child. She was so intelligent it was frightening. So surprised and sorry to hear of her passing. Heart goes out to Fran and family

  18. It was an honor and a delight to work with Beverley these past several years. We sat on a few ethics committees together, writing rules and advisory opinions and drafting guidance for the legal profession. She was so smart, so incisive and so very kind and funny. And incredibly brave and philosophical. Sincere condolences to her family, her son Jackson (about whom she spoke so much), her friends and professional colleagues. She is greatly missed.

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