IBEW LOCAL 570 - TUCSON, ARIZONA
Member Memorials

 

         We Honor the Men and Women Who Built Our Local

The heart and soul of every union is created from the energy and love of the men and women who live, work and die in its service.  

It is important that we remember our fallen brothers who helped to build this Local Union.  IBEW 570 would like to pay tribute to our fallen brothers.  In the true spirit of our union heritage, let's pause and reflect on the paths taken by our brothers who were here with us.

The names listed below are brothers who recently passed away.  They will be sadly missed.

 

Lee Smith-passed away on September 9, 2017.  Journeyman Wireman, was initiated on January 6, 1960.

Charles Tate-passed away on September 16, 2017.  Journeyman Wireman, was initiated on June 24, 1952.

Robert Weathersby-passed away on August 21, 2017.  Journeyman Wireman, was initiated on December 1, 2004.

Martin Traslavina-passed away on July 29, 2017, Communications Technician, was initiated on July 21, 2017. 

Emrah (Danny) Arias-passed away on July 8, 2017, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated on November 18, 2009.  Services will be held on Saturday July 22, 2017.  The viewing will be from 8:00 - 9:00 am at Funeraria Del Angel South Lawn, 5401 S. Park Ave.  Church service will be held at 10:00 am at the Door Christian Fellowship, 2950 E. Irvington, Interment immediately after church service.

Raymond Bortmess-passed away on June 29, 2017, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated on August 5, 1969. Services will be held on July 15th at 2:00 pm at the American Legion Post 109, 15021 S. Houghton Rd., Corona, AZ.

Burton Pelz-passed away June 2, 2017, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated August 5, 1969.  Services will be held on Wednesday June 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Adair Funeral Home, Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Ave.

Roy D. Iley-passed away April 15, 2017, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated March 24, 1959.  Services will be held on April 22, 2017 at East Lawn Palms.  10:00am Viewing, Services at 11:00am.

Ed Gilbert-passed away April 8, 2017, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated May 1, 1962.  No services will be held.

Richard Taylor-passed away February 15, 2017, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated August 15, 1952.

Jonathan Rose-passed away on February 1, 2017, Journey Electrician, was initiated on February 5, 1959.

Terry Coddens-passed away on December 19, 2016, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated on May 6, 1986.

 Frank Culver-passed away on November 6, 2016, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated on June 24, 1991.

Rex Forrester-passed away September 18, 2016, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated December 6, 1995.

George Faccio-passed away August 20, 2016, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated November 5, 1957.

 Larry Ellis - passed away June 25, 2016, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated September 6, 1966.   

Jerome Smith - passed away May 27, 2016, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated September 4, 1963.  

Donald Kohler-passed away May 2, 2016, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated September 5, 1967. A Celebration of Life will be held on May 21, 2016 at 1:00 pm at 9480 E. Summer Trail.

 Ray Olsson-passed away April 2, 2016, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated April 23, 1968.

Howard Taylor-passed away March 2, 2016, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated December 2, 1952.

Clyde Pelto-passed away February 9, 2016, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated December 2, 2003. A memorial service will be held on March 1, 2016 at Noon at Angel Valley Funeral Home at 2545 N. Tucson Blvd.

John Silvester-passed away November 24, 2015, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated on November 5, 2002.

John Chavez-passed away September 26, 2015, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated on October 3, 1950.

Harold Noake Jr.-passed away September 20, 2015.  Journeyman Wireman, was initiated on April 5, 1949.

Gilbert Almada-passed away August 29, 2015.  Journeyman Wireman, was initiated on February 7, 1956.  Rosary on September 8th and Services on September 9th.

Larry Miller-passed away July 30, 2015.  Journeyman Wireman, was initiated on July 16, 1954.

Kale Jones -passed away June 16, 2015.  Journeyman Wireman, was initiated on January 25, 1995.

 Jay Hirt-passed away April 10, 2015.  Journeyman Wireman, was initiated on October 5, 1937.  

 James Grimes-passed away February 27, 2015.  Journeyman Wireman, was initiated on September 2, 1980.

Clarence Reece-passed away February 26, 2015.  Journeyman Wireman, was initiated on October 18, 1956.  

 Bill Wimer-passed away November 28, 2014, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated on December 5, 1995. 

William Mott-passed away November 12, 2014, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated on September 11, 1942.

William Willis-passed away November 13, 2014, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated on March 10, 1970.

Ray Teague-passed away October 31, 2014, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated on December 7, 1994.  

Jody Stewart-passed away October 31, 2014, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated on March 13, 1997. 

Leo Flynn-passed away September 9, 2014, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated on October 10, 1961.

Hugh Crane Sr.-passed away August 30, 2014, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated on June, 3, 1949.  

 David King-passed away May 4, 2014, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated on July 6, 1961.

Santiago Avila-passed away April 17, 2014, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated on September 20, 2012

Joshua Bynes-passed away December 10, 2013, Apprentice Wireman, was initiated on August 1, 2012.  

Patrick Taylor-passed away November 28, 2013, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated on August 5, 1983.

Jack Daniels-passed away November 17, 2013, Journeyman Lineman, was initiated on July 1, 1952.

Robert Del Grego-passed away August 12, 2013, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated on October 22, 2008.

Arthur Arospassed away July 5, 2013, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated November 2, 1954.

Robert Conklin -passed away July 8, 2013, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated February 5, 1952.

Robert Shepherd-passed away June 8, 2013, Construction Wireman, was initiated February 13, 2003.

Paul Sowle-passed away February 14, 2013, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated February 3, 1959.

Issac Miller-passed away January 8, 2013, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated March 10, 2003.  

Michael E. Richardson-passed away August 13, 2012, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated July 8, 1988.

Ricardo Roberts-passed away August 6, 2012, was initiated May 1, 1959.

John Whiteside-passed away June 16, 2012, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated June 1976.

Gerald Stratton-passed away June 3, 2012, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated Febuary 3, 1950.

Samuel McKee-passed away May 13, 2012, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated January 15, 1963. 

George W. Muller-passed away April 22, 2012, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated May 5, 1953.

Robert Togie-passed away April 16, 2012, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated February 6, 1951.

Charles Faust - passed away April 14, 2012, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated August 5, 1969.

Samuel G. Johnson-passed away April 1, 2012, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated 8/14/59.

Robin Brown- passed away March 12, 2012, Apprentice Wireman, was initiated December 1, 2008.

John McGuire-passed away February 29, 2012, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated July 19, 1960.

Frantz "Bozo" Whitfield-passed away December 26, 2011, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated August 3, 1971.  

Antonio Perez-passed away December 15, 2011, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated February 1, 1949.

Avram Real- passed away October 20, 2011, Apprentice, was initiated December 3, 2007.

Aaron Rogers - passed away October 20, 2011, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated November 3, 2005. 

William Harris - passed away September 30, 2011, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated July 3, 2007.

Richard Alvarez-passed away September 24, 2011, Groundman, was initiated February 9, 2000.

Bernard Ethington- passed away May 8, 2011, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated September 3, 1957.

John T. Stark- passed away April 27, 2011, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated October 4, 1949.

Joseph Kiersch- passed away April 21, 2011, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated June 3, 1975.

William Ferguson - passed away April 12, 2011, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated June 6, 1960. 

Pete Vasquez - passed away December 7, 2010, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated October 7, 1941. 

George Vinson - passed away November 5, 2010, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated November 3, 1953.

Kenneth Kitchen - passed away October 6, 2010, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated September 1, 1992.

James Fields-passed away September 1, 2010, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated October 7, 1997.

Cletus Billotte-passed away August 25, 2010, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated June 2, 1953.

Charles Callaway-passed away August 21, 2010, Journeyman Electrician, was initiated June 20, 1967.

Gordon Cheshire - passed away August 7, 2010, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated May 20, 1974.

Daniel Kekipi-passed away August 5, 2010, Apprentice, was initiated August 2, 2010.

Richard Gamez - passed away July 10, 2010, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated February 5, 1952.

Joe Alewelt - passed away May 24, 2010, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated January 8, 1963.

Robert Mull - passed away May 8, 2010, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated September 20, 2000.

Alan Peterson - passed away April 2, 2010, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated October 5, 1948.

David C. Garrison - passed away February 14, 2010, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated February 4, 1969.

Harold Weston - passed away November 23, 2009, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated July 15, 1969.

Lewis Johnson  - passed away September 25, 2009, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated October 1, 1947.  

Dennis Cook - passed away July 27, 2009, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated March 4, 1965.

Mingo Jordan - passed away May 27, 2009, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated September 21, 1978.  

Douglas M. Field - passed away May 13, 2009, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated June 4, 1957.

Bruce Wiebenga - passed away February 23, 2009, Journeyman Wireman, was initiated August 6, 1974.

Travis Brooks - passed away January 6, 2009, AUX Operator Arizona Electric Power, was initiated January 30, 2007.

Louie De Cora - passed away December 21, 2008, Meter Reader, BIA, was initiated October 31, 1977.

Steven Chavez - passed away December 13, 2008, Apprentice Wireman, was initiated August 6, 2008.  

Don Gruenwald - passed away October 12, 2008, retired Journeyman Wireman, was initiated December 1, 1959.

Richard Ramirez - Passed away October 4, 2008, retired Journeyman Wireman, was initiated April 2, 1957.  

Peter Aguirre - Passed away October 4, 2008, retired Journeyman Wireman, was initiated April 1, 1962.

John T. Turner Sr.- Passed away August 23, 2008, retired Journeyman Wireman, was initiated November 1, 1948.  

Charles R. Moore - Passed away May 24, 2008, retired Journeyman Wireman, was initiated September 4, 1958. James Gipson - Passed away April 12, 2008, retired Journeyman Wireman, was initiated November 4, 1969. 

 Gene Barfield "Barfly" - Passed away February 10, 2008 ( No services will be held). Brother Barfield, retired Journeyman Wireman, was initated October 10, 1959.

Don Young - Passed away January 26, 2008.  Brother Young, retired Journeyman Wireman, was initiated September 23, 1943.    

Gerald McQueen "Mack"- Passed away January 26, 2008.  Brother McQueen, retired Journeyman Wireman, was initiated Deccember 3, 1963.

Larry "White Shoes" Riley - Passed away January 22, 2008.  Brother Riley was initiated November 1, 1960.  

Harold Picker - Passed away January 14, 2008.  Brother Picker was initiated September 4, 1951.