Death and legacy
Rabinowitz died June 16, 2001 in Seattle, WA from complications of leukemia. In remembrance of him, Alaska's Governor Tony Knowles ordered all Alaska state flags to be lowered to half-staff for five days. Said Knowles:
- "Jay Rabinowitz devoted his life to the law.... He began his career when Alaska was a young state. His steady, thoughtful manner resulted in a body of law that will have a lasting impact on Alaska as we know it. I personally sought his guidance and input on a number of critical issues facing our state. I will miss his sense of humor and his integrity. Jay's legacy will not be forgotten."
The Rabinowitz Courthouse in downtown Fairbanks, Alaska is named after him.
Jay Rabinowitz • Warren Matthews • Robert Eastaugh • Walter Carpeneti • Buell Nesbett • John Dimond • Walter Hodge • Harry Arend • James Martin Fitzgerald • Morgan Christen • Robert Boochever •