A memorial service for Gabriel Michael Wilner, professor of law at the University of Georgia, is to be held at the Bernstein Funeral Home in Athens on Friday, May 28, at 11 a.m.

Professor Wilner died at his home in Athens unexpectedly on May 21. He was the Charles H. Kirbo professor of international law and the associate dean and executive director of graduate legal students at the University of Georgia’s Dean Rusk Center for International Law.

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1938, Mr. Wilner had lived in the United States, France, Belgium, Brazil, Ecuador and India.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from William & Mary College, he studied at the University of Exeter in England, got his L.L.B. and LL.M degrees at Columbia University in New York, and did his graduate legal studies at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

His law practice experience included work at the United Nations, the legal department of the American Arbitration Association and at a private law office in Brussels.

In lieu of flowers, his family suggests a donation to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY, 10016.

For more information, call the funeral home at (706) 543-7373 online condolences may be offered at www.bernsteinfuneralhome.com