Utah personal injury attorney Robert DeBry died Tuesday of natural causes at the age of 85.
DeBry founded the law firm Robert J. DeBry & Associates with offices in Salt Lake City, South Valley and St. George. The company is bidding as a company that campaigns against insurance companies to compensate injured victims. DeBry went to the office to work until last year, according to his obituary.
According to the obituary, he was a passionate advocate of drunk driving and bicycle helmets. DeBry’s company sells inexpensive bicycle helmets and brochures on safe cycling as part of its “Buy Helmet, Save Lives” campaign. His obituary says he was a donor to mothers against drunk driving and would pay taxis for people to keep them safe on the street.
According to his obituary, he was also known for his generosity in his personal life.
“Neighbors and strangers got to know him as the man who not only gave a full-size candy bar to every trick-or-treater on Halloween, but a whole bag of candy bars to every child who came to his door.” reads the obituary.
DeBry was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served on his mission in the Netherlands in the 1950s.