Utah personal injury lawyer Robert DeBry died of natural causes on Tuesday at the age of 85.
DeBry founded the law firm Robert J. DeBry & Associates, which has offices in Salt Lake City, South Valley and St. George. The company is promoting itself as a company that stands up to insurance companies to help compensate injured victims. DeBry went to work in the office until last year, according to his obituary.
He was passionate about advocating for victims of drunk driving and bicycle helmets, according to the obituary. DeBry’s company distributes low cost bicycle helmets and safe cycling brochures through its “Buy a helmet, save a lifecampaign. His obituary says he was a donor to Mothers Against Drunk Driving and would pay for taxis to keep people safe on the road.
He was also known for his generosity in his personal life, according to his obituary.
“Neighbors and strangers alike have known him as the man who on Halloween handed out not only a full-size candy bar with every treat, but a whole bag of candy bars to every child who showed up at his door.” reads the obituary.
DeBry was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in the Netherlands in the 1950s.