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Judge Cornelius F. Sybert Jr.
Judge Cornelius F. Sybert Jr.

Judge Cornelius F. Sybert Jr., a retired Howard County circuit judge whose legal career spanned nearly four decades, died Feb. 24 of heart failure while vacationing in Hilton Head, S.C. The longtime Ellicott City resident was 86. "Judge Sybert looked like a judge and a jurist," said Howard County Circuit Judge Lenore R. Gelfman, a longtime friend. "He was gentlemanly, very refined and dignified," said Judge Gelfman. "He was a soft-spoken man and people felt they could try their cases before him. He had a reputation of being very kind and able to listen." "Neal was a good natural lawyer with a lot of common sense," said retired Howard County...