Sacramento, California 2021-11-18 16:34:12 –
Sacramento Judge Respects Father / Son Death, Pocket Resident Judge
In a moving compliment, the Sacramento judge lowered the flag, and the bagpipe player said the final farewell to retired Sacramento judge Michael G. Bilgah and his father, Judge Michael J. Bilgah.
His son Michael died this summer after a long and brave battle with lymphoma. His father died in July 2016.
Both were respected and beloved members of the Sacramento bench and were popular fixtures at the Sacramento Courthouse. Both fathers and sons, former judges who won the Judges of the Year Award, were greatly honored and humbled by the respect and admiration they received from fellow judges.
The Honorary Guard of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, accompanied by a bagpipe player, presented the flag to both the widow Betsy Bilgah and Debbie Bilgah. The four generations of the Virga family were there to honor and respect their beloved patriarch.
Both my father and son graduated from Santa Clara University and Law School. Both have been residents of the Green Heaven / Pocket Area for many years. Above all, men valued their family and friends and were well known and respected in the community. Their lives are guided by the principles of kindness, personality and dignity of all, and their heritage lives forever in their families.
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