Resolution No. 2 - In Memoriam

WHEREAS, it is fitting at each Convention that we pause to remember our sisters and brothers who were instrumental in advancing our Union to its current position of power and prestige, but who have passed away since our most recent Convention; and

WHEREAS, words alone are never adequate to eulogize those who gave so much towards the establishment and continued progress of our Union and whose lasting contributions to the USW and to the Labor Movement serve as monuments to their memories; and

WHEREAS, since our Union's convention in 2011, we were saddened by the deaths of; former USW International President, Lynn R. Williams, former USW Vice Presidents Leon Lynch and Andrew (Lefty) Palm, former USW Directors David Wilson, Emmett Bruce Thrasher, and Anthony Rainaldi, former President of the International Union of Petroleum and Industrial Workers, George Beltz, former Secretary-Treasurer of the United Rubber Workers, Glenn F. Ellison, former UPIU Vice Presidents Clifton E. King, J. Gilbert Hay, Marshall A. Smith, Lowell Dunaway, and Kenneth Hendershott, former AIW Director James B. Arnold, former IWA-Canada President Jack Munro, and former OCAW Director Carl Bachmann; and

WHEREAS, we are also saddened by the passing of the following members of our international staff and retired staff employees who have passed away since our 2011 Convention:

Joseph E. Thompson

 

George T. Wright

 

Pauline A. McClenathan

Louise G. Johnson

 

Hugh Jack Strunk

 

Mary Joyce Draper

William L. George

 

Roger Bedard

 

Norman J. Mayo

Gertrude Jacobs

 

Warren R. Harris

 

Jack Sandefur

Gerald A. Worden

 

William Humphreys

 

Gerald Pickarts

Earl Ray Campbell

 

Edward R. Chase

 

Vernon J. Bowers

Sheryl Anne Stephens

 

Mary S. Gasparovic

 

Florence Ageitos

George Roach

 

Jewell G. Henson

 

John Butrum

Mary Tierno

 

Marion Dean

 

Cynthia J. Sopirak

Lois J. Weinperl

 

Robert Wolfram

 

Frederick Stroud

John Ostroski

 

Mary Helen Fice

 

Mary R. Hutchison

Don A. Collard

 

Mary Sylvia Kieding

 

Roy C. Santa Cruz

Charlene M. Wight

 

Gary Fuslier

 

John W. Herron

Terrance Stevens

 

John W. Eckman

 

Jack R. Hill

Andrew Shelton

 

James Summerville

 

Guy M. Hartless

Bobby Ray Davis

 

Carolyn Langston

 

James Mosley

Danny Fuqua

 

Joyce H. Trebbe

 

Billy H. Hutchinson

Haymond Turner

 

Laurence D. McCarty

 

Deborah Lord

John D. Hocking

 

Albert Kiefer

 

Carol Henson

Helen Hill

 

Gilbert H. Gilchrist

 

Henry Gardner

Paul L. Palermo

 

Larry O. Brown

 

Ellen A. Berninger-Zaus

William A. Wilikins

 

Joe F. Johnson

 

Bernard English

James W. Lawrence

 

John R. Joyce

 

Josephine S. Brooks

Homer Seguin

 

John L. Harding

 

Roy Woodward

Marthe Cote

 

Dolores A. Ess

 

Jean-Marc Carle

Raymond A. Nocente

 

Charles W. Pflugh

 

Patricia Lombardo

Michael G. Bliss

 

Anthony Vasco, Jr.

 

Anna Schmitt

Doris M. McAvoy

 

Edward J. Jefferson

 

Bradley L. Smoyer

John B. Stokes

 

Arnold Price

 

Molly C, McClellan

Sylvia R. Leinberger

 

Dallas V. Howard

 

Russell E. Hall

Ann Sherriton

 

Jean C. Carbonneau

 

Devon N. Bergholtz

Antonio Sanchez

 

Clarence W. Disney

 

Peter Marsala

Loren H. Brantley

 

Harold Fisk

 

Frederick J. Cosgrave

Jack Blasio

 

Mary Elizabeth Moore

 

Alfred Twardowski

James J. Brady

 

Claire L. MacKay

 

Joseph E. Jacobs

Robert E. Coomer

 

Betty J. Casmus

 

John E. Stanley

Irma Jean Wilson

 

Vera E. Roode

 

Mary Helen Vale

Janice Harpold

 

Virginia Rodgers

 

Doris Bucklew

Francis X. Wall

 

Clarence I. Turner

 

Mitchell Barnik

Carl F. Demengo

 

Lenice L. Nielsen

 

Henry A. Breig

James W. Lennon

 

Walter G. Jackson

 

Robert W. Kurtz

Donald Ravetto

 

Ralph T. Gurley

 

Allen Ropp

Barbara Keifert

 

Norma Webb

 

Robert Arceo

Alyce Kiel

 

Anthony Sweeney

 

Angeline Primerano

Pleza Watson

 

Edward Rubenstein

 

Ethel M. Walters

Jack Munro

 

Ruby S. Johns

 

Ronald E. Bitonti

James O. Elliott

 

Dallas E. Alexander

 

Florence Griffin

Andre Gravel

 

Burl Hand

 

Henrietta Ott

Myrtle Krejci

 

Larry A. Rose

 

Jean Nickolas

Jack Law

 

Charlene Crouch

 

Lynn Probst

Eleanor Codding

 

Mary J. Cook

 

George Williamson

Celistine Roberto

 

Annie S. Lane

 

Stanley Woodfin

Lalajoyce Yaklin

 

Jimmy R. Oden

 

Harold Hunsaker

Richard Corcoran

 

Joseph P. Yeager

 

Gloria Asbury

George E. Teal

 

Jerry G. Storms

 

Mary M. Morgan

Louis Burgo

 

Estal B. Watson

 

Alfred L. Larmann Sr.

Nancy A. Pickett

 

Jerry W. Flournoy

 

William R. Thompson

Mark Scott

 

Joseph Clark

 

Lenora Lee

Dennis Leazier

 

John Yglesias

 

Owen Girten

Donald G. Mattson

 

Jeffrey MacDonald

 

William Nugent

Leonard Samson

 

Annie S. Cooper

 

Audrey Stevens

Agnes Stewart

 

Arthur L. Whitaker

 

Doris Andersen

Danny Wirges

 

Mark Bloomier

 

Ghay E. Holcomb

Thomas Craig Hemsley

 

Donald Daniel

 

Carmelo Spadaro

Norman D. Murphy

 

Vincent T. Stroops

 

J. Edward Osborne

Gerald Michaud

 

Salvatore Amarante

 

Larry Cannon

William S. Rutledge

 

Arval Glen Hawthorne

 

Theodore J. Novak

Edward Hurst

 

Anthony Manguso

 

Jack Fabry

Ethel Schramm

 

Robert S. Pyor

 

Ira L. Richards

Albert Blanton

 

Marvin J. Miller

 

Sally E. Fiedler

June C. Stas

 

John Malec

 

Robert E. Christian

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we offer this memorial tribute to all of those Union leaders and members who have passed away since our 2011 Convention. They have passed away, but will never be forgotten.

 

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