June 2018

Charles Sears
With heavy hearts we are forwarding along that we have received notice of the passing of Charles Sears. Mr. Sears originally initiated in 1981. He was 75 years old please keep his family in your thoughts. The family will be having a viewing on Monday June 18 from 5-8:30 PM, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home. The following day Tuesday June 19 they will be having a service starting at noon, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home as well. 520 W Powell Blvd, Gresham, OR 97030

May 2018

Martin A Foley
With heavy hearts we are forwarding along that we have received notice of the passing of Martin Foley. Mr. Foley originally initiated into LU 621 as an HVAC Apprentice. He was 62 years old please keep his family in your thoughts.

Kenneth R Halvorson
With heavy hearts we are forwarding along that we have received notice of the passing of Kenneth Halvorson. He was 78 years old please keep his family in your thoughts.

Thomas B Jones
With heavy hearts we are forwarding along that we have received notice of the passing of Thomas Jones. Mr. Jones originally initiated as a BT Steamfitter in LU 481. He was 92 years old please keep his family in your thoughts.

Thomas B Jones
With heavy hearts we are forwarding along that we have received notice of the passing of Thomas Jones. Mr. Jones originally initiated in January of 1949. He was 92 years old please keep his family in your thoughts.

Robert Yaw

With heavy hearts we are forwarding along that we have received notice of the passing of Robert Yaw. Mr.Yaw originally initiated into LU 290 as a MT Plumber. He was 47 years old, please keep his family in your thoughts. Celebration of life will be held at the Anderson Tribute Center on May 20, 2018 starting at 1pm. Anderson Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont Ave Hood River, OR 97031.

Click Here for more information on Robert Yaw’s Memorial 

April 2018

William Breck

With heavy hearts, we are forwarding along that we have received notice of the passing of William Breck. Mr.Breck originally initiated into LU 290 as a Metal Trades Journeyman in 1996. He was 67 years old, please keep his family in your thoughts.

Thomas H Edwards

With heavy hearts, we are forwarding along that we have received notice of the passing of Thomas Edwards. Mr.Edward initiated as an apprentice in LU 51 in 1960. He was 82 years old, please keep his family in your thoughts.

Joseph Morrow

With heavy hearts, we are forwarding along that we have received notice of the passing of Joseph Morrow. Mr.Morrrow initiated as a Oil Burner in LU 235 in 1966. He was 81 years old, Please keep him and his family in your thoughts.

March 2018

Gary Weingart

With heavy hearts, we are forwarding along that we have received notice of the passing of Gary Weingart, Mr. Weingart initiated as a BT Pipefitter in LU 741 in 1993. He was 58 years old. Please keep his family in your thoughts. Celebration of life service will be held at St. Matthews Catholic Church On Thursday March 22, 2018.
475 SE Third Ave Hillsboro, OR 97123. 2pm -5pm

Harold Orpet

With heavy hearts, we are forwarding along that we have received notice of the passing of Harold Orpet, Mr. Orpet initiated in Local 398 in 1973. He was 91 years old. Please keep his family in your thoughts.

February 2018

Jeffrey McGavran

With heavy hearts, we are forwarding along that we have received notice of the passing of Jeffrey McGavran Mr. McGavran initiated as a SF Apprentice in LU 290 in 1996. He was 51 years old. Please keep his family in your thoughts.

Kenneth Carmickle

With heavy hearts, we are forwarding along that we have received notice of the passing of Kenneth Carmickle. Mr. Carmickle initiated as a BT Apprentice Pipefitter in LU 481 in 1969. He retired in 2003 and was 69 years old. Please keep his family in your thoughts.
Celebration of life will be held at the Springfield Training Center at 11 AM on March 10, 2018.

Frank Fandrich

We have received notice of the passing of Frank Fandrich. Mr. Fandrich initiated as a BT Pipefitter Journeyman in LU 235 in 1974. He retired in 2011 and was 75 years old. Please keep his family in your thoughts.

Allen Hinz

With heavy hearts, we are forwarding along that we have received notice of the passing of Allen Hinz. Mr. Hinz initiated as a BT Plumber in LU 51 in 1959. He retired in 2000 and was 79 years old. Please keep his family in your thoughts.

Larold Hunnel

With heavy hearts, we are forwarding along that we have received notice of the passing of Larold Hunnel. Mr. Hunnel initiated as a BT Steamfitter in LU 235 in 1958. He retired in 1984 and was 84 years old. Please keep his family in your thoughts.

Jack Kelsey

With heavy hearts, we are forwarding along that we have received notice of the passing of Jack Kelsey. Mr. Kelsey initiated as a BT Plumber Apprentice in LU 51 in 1966. He retired in 2008 and was 74 years old. Please keep his family in your thoughts.

William McClelland

With heavy hearts, we are forwarding along that we have received notice of the passing of William McClelland. Mr. McClelland initiated as a BT Pipefitter in LU 235 in 1970. He retired in 1998 and was 86 years old. Please keep his family in your thoughts.

Cedric Moore

With heavy hearts, we are forwarding along that we have received notice of the passing of Cedric Moore. Mr. Moore initiated as a Residential Plumber in LU 68 in 1972. He retired in 2007 and was 72 years old. Please keep his family in your thoughts.

Dale Pullman

With heavy hearts, we are forwarding along that we have received notice of the passing of Dale Pullman. Mr. Pullman initiated as a MT Journeyman in LU 290 in 1993. He retired in 2003 and was 66 years old. Please keep his family in your thoughts.

January 2018

Lance Vincent

We have received notice that Lance Vincent has passed away. Mr. Vincent initiated as a MT Marine Pipefitter in LU 235 in 1968. He retired in 2001. He was 79 years old.

Earl Cotton

We have received notice that Earl Cotton has passed away. Mr. Cotton initiated as a BT Plumber Apprentice in LU 51 in 1958. He retired in 1996. He was 83 years old.

Gene Tompsett

We have received notice that Gene Tompsett has passed away. Mr. Tompsett initiated as a BT Steamfitter in LU 481 in 1963. He retired in 1991. He was 81 years old.

Nathaniel TenEyck

With deepest sadness we report the passing of Steamfitter Apprentice, Nathaniel TenEyck, on Monday, January 15. Nathan was surrounded by his loving friends and family at Lagacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland. Nathan was born Jan. 8, 1991, in Hermiston. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. at Umatilla High School. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of final arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family at www.burnsmortuaryhermiston.com. Please keep Nathan’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

Steven Aronson

We have received notice that Steven Aronson has died. Mr. Aronson initiated as a BT Steamfitter Apprentice in LU 235 in 1968. He retired in 2004. He was 71 years old.
There will be a celebration of life for Steve on January 27, 2018 from 11 AM-3 PM. There will be an open mic for anyone that wants to say something. It will be at: St. Therese Catholic Church in the Parish Hall (1260 NE 132nd Ave, Portland, OR 97230).

Matthew Manley

With heavy hearts we report that Matthew Manley, Local 290 HVAC member, has passed away.  Matt was crabbing off his kayak near the mouth of the Seaside Estuary on New Year’s Day when he went missing.  Matt joined Local 290 in March, 2017 and worked for Green Box Mechanical.  He is survived by his parents, loving partner Megan and countless friends and family members. Please keep the Manley family in your thoughts and prayers.

Matthew’s life celebration service is on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10 AM at Rolling Hills Community Church (3550 SW Borland Road, Tualatin, OR 97062). Anyone can speak to share about Matthew.

Gary Stimson

We have received notice that Gary Stimson has died. Mr. Stimson initiated as a BT Plumber Apprentice in LU 481 in 1965. He retired in 1993. He was 71  years old.

December 2017

Kenneth Bruneau

We have received notice that Kenneth Bruneau has died. Mr. Bruneau initiated as a BT Pipefitter in LU 235 in 1975. He retired in 2000. He was 79 years old.

Mark Carmickle

We have received notice that Mark Carmickle has died. Mr. Carmickle initiated as a BT Plumber into LU 481 in 1956. He was a Business Manager in LU 481 from 1963 to 1971. He was a 61 year life member. He was 94 years old.
Mark Carmickle’s celebration of life will be February 17, 2018 at 11 AM at UA 290 Springfield (2861 Pierce Parkway Springfield, OR).

John Starke

We have received notice that John Starke has died. Mr. Starke initiated as a BT Pipefitter into LU 290 in 1985. He retired in 2010. He was 66 years old.

James Richardson

We have received notice that James Richardson has died. Mr. Richardson initiated as BT Pipefitter Refrigeration into LU 467 in 1969 and transferred into LU 235 in 1982. He retired in 2003. He was 76 years old.

November 2017

Bobbie Moore

We have received notice that Bobbie Moore died last month. Mr. Moore initiated as BT Plumber into LU 51 in 1948. He retired in 1993 and was a 69 year Life Member. He was 91 years old.

Michael Church

We have received notice that Michael Church died last month. Mr. Church initiated as a BT Pipefitter into LU 195 in 1977 and transferred into LU 290 in 1997. He retired in 2014. He was 64 years old.

Mike Hamm

We have received notice that Mike Hamm has died. Mr. Hamm initiated as a MT Plumber into LU 290 in 1995 and retired in 2006. He was 56 years old.

Vincent Campoli

We have received notice that Vincent Campoli has died. Mr. Campoli initiated as a Marine Fitter Apprentice into LU 235 in 1981 and retired in 2000. He was 65 years old.

Ralph Cullers

We have received notice that Ralph Cullers has died. Mr. Cullers initiated as a MT Fitter into LU 235 in 1973 and he retired in 2003.  He was 70 years old.

Larry Lagging

We have received notice that Larry Lagging Jr has died. Mr. Lagging initiated as a Refrigeration service tech into LU 290 in 2005. He was 44 years old.

Douglas Francescon

We have received notice that Douglas Francescon has died. Mr. Francescon initiated as an Apprentice Steamfitter into LU 235 in 1972.  He served on the Trust of LU 51 and 235, was a delegate to the Private Industry Council and served as President of LU 235. He retired in 2008. He was 71 years old.

October 2017

James Helmer

We have received notice that James Helmer has died. Mr. Helmer initiated as a Steamfitter Apprentice in to LU 290 in 1980 and retired in 2008. He was 65 years old.

Paul Henderson

We have received notice that Paul Henderson has died. Mr. Henderson initiated as a Mechanical Laborer in 2001 and then was accepted into the Steamfitter Apprenticeship in 2002. He graduated in 2007. He was 54 years old.

Fred King

We have received notice that Fred King has died. Mr. King initiated as a Plumber Apprentice into LU 481 in 1964. He retired in 2000 and was 53 year Life Member. He was 79 years old.

September 2017

Richard Pankey

We have received notice that Richard Pankey has died. Mr. Pankey originally initiated into Local 290 in 2006. He was 49 years old. 

Robert Gipson

We have received notice that Robert Gipson has died. Mr Gipson initiated into Local 290 as a Pipefitter Journeyman in 1988. He was 55 years old. 

Michael Fahrner

We have received notice that Michael Fahrner has died. Mr. Fahrner initiated into Local 290 as a pipefitter journeyman in 1988. He was 65 years old. 

James Woldrich

We have received notice that James Woldrich has died. Mr. Woldrich initiated as a Plumber Apprentice into LU 51 in 1965. He retired in 2001 and was a 52 year Life Member. He was 77 years old. Funeral arrangements pending

James R Taylor

We have received notice that James R Taylor has died. Mr. Taylor initiated as a BT Pipefitter into LU 347 in 1975 and retired to Oklahoma in 1995. He was 82 years old.

James “Catfish” Griffith

We have received notice that James “Catfish” Griffith died this morning. Mr. Griffith initiated as a Pipefitter Apprentice into LU 195 in 1966. He retired in 2001 and was a 51 year Life Member. He was 74 years old.

Viewing will be:  Wed Sept 13  from 2-5pm at Grouly Family Mortuary

Funeral Service will be: Thursday, Sept 14th  at 11:00am

At Alstone Corner Assembly Church
25272 Alstone Rd
Rainier   OR   97048

Veterans service to follow

August 2017 

Don Lee

We have received notice that Don Lee has died. Mr. Lee originally initiated in as a Marine Fitter in Local 235 in 1975. He was 71 years old. 

Herman Woodford

We have received notice that Herman Woodford has died. Mr. Woodford initiated as a BT Pipefitter into LU 51 in 1957. He retired in 1994 and was a 60 year Life Member. He was 85 years old.

Wilbur “Bill” Edens

We have received notice that Wilbur “Bill” Edens has died. Mr. Edens initiated as an Apprentice Steamfitter into LU 235 in 1951. In 1955 he won the Oregon Apprentice contest and went on to place 4th at the UA Nationals. He served for 10 years on the LU 235 Exam board, was Recording Secretary and Executive Board member for 12 years and served as dispatcher. He was a delegate to the National Convention and was an instructor for 24 years and then Training Coordinator of LU 235.

He retired in 1993 and was a 66 year Life Member. He was 94 years old.

A Celebration of Life for Bill Edens will be held on:

Friday,  Sept 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Bethany Baptist Church
4545 NW Kaiser Rd
Portland   OR   97229
503-645-2106

Everyone is invited.

Gary Poole

We have received notice that Gary Poole has died. Mr. Poole initiated as an Apprentice Pipefitter/HVAC/R into LU 662 in 1961 and then completed his Apprenticeship in LU 481. He retired in 1992 and then in 2014 moved in with his family in Florida. He was a 55 year Life Member and was 79 years old.

Al Nunamaker

The Funeral Service for Allan Nunamaker will be:

Wednesday, August 9th,  at  1 pm

Willamette National Cemetery
11800 SE Mt Scott Blvd
Portland, OR 97086
(503) 273-5250

Jerry Krause

We have received notice that Jerry Krause has died. Mr. Krause initiated as a BT Plumber into LU 51 in 1996. He retired in 2001 and was a 51 year Life Member. He was 76 years old.

The funeral is a private service at Willamette Cemetery

There will be a Celebration of Life at his daughters home

On Aug 19th at 5:00 pm

111 Randall Ct

Oregon City   OR

July 2017

Ronald Fisher

We have received notice that Ronald Fisher has died. Mr. Fisher was a 49 year member. He was 77 years old. 

Eddie Briggs

We have received notice that Eddie Briggs has died. Mr. Briggs initiated as a Steamfitter Apprentice in 2001 and completed his apprenticeship in 2005. He was 45 years old.

Gary Anderson

 There will be a Celebration of Life for Gary Anderson who died on 10-16-2016

Sunday, July 16, 2017  from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Scappoose Creek Inn
53758 W Lane Rd
Scappoose   OR   97056

Come as you are…

June 2017

Stephen Krummel

We have received notice that Stephen Krummel has died. Mr. Krummel initiated into Local 51 as an Apprentice Plumber in 1969 and then completed his apprenticeship in 1974.  He was 70 years old. 

David Jokinen

We have received notice that David Jokinen has died.  Mr. Jokinen initiated as a Journeyman Steamfitter into LU 481 in 1967 and he retired in 1992. He was 87 years old.

Joshua Dieckhoff

We have received notice that Joshua Dieckhoff died this morning. Mr. Dieckhoff  initiated as a Plumber Apprentice in 2008 and graduated in 2015.  He was 35 years old.

Celebration of Life is to be held on Saturday, July 1st     2-5 pm

At the LU 290 Meeting Hall

20210 SW Teton Ave
Tualatin, OR 97062


Robert McGinnis

We have received notice that Robert McGinnis has died. Mr. McGinnis initiated as a BT Pipefitter into LU 235 in 1942.  He retired in 1967 and was a 74 year Life Member. He was 91 years old.

Steven Strobel

We have received notice that Steven Strobel died yesterday. Mr. Strobel initiated as a Steamfitter Apprentice into LU 235 in 1975 and he retired in 2003. He was 68 years old.

Donald Jarvis

We have received notice that Donald Jarvis has died. Mr Jarvis initiated as Plumber Apprentice in LU 51 in 1964. He retired in 1998 and was a 52 year Life Member. He was 77 years old.

Wesley Christianson

We have received notice that Wesley Christianson has died.  Mr. Christianson initiated as a Steamfitter Apprentice into LU 235 in 1976 and he retired in 2010. He was 61 years old.

Carl Cooper

We have received notice that Carl Cooper has died. Mr. Cooper initiated as a MT Fitter in LU 235 and he retired to Ohio in 1999. He was 85 years old.

May 2017

Henry G Haberman 

We have received notice that Henry G Haberman has died. Mr. Haberman initiated as an Apprentice Plumber into LU 471 in 1961 and he was twice voted as a delegate to the UA Convention. He then retired in 1999 and was a 55 year Life Member. He was 77 years old.

Timithy Richards

We have received notice that Timithy Richards died of cancer on Friday. Mr. Richards initiated as a Plumber into LU 290 in 1990 and worked out of the Medford area. He was 51 years old.

Larry Jurgensmeier

Larry J initiated as an Apprentice Steamfitter into LU 347 in 1969. He served as E-Board Chairman, Vice President and temporary Business Manager of LU 347. He was President of the Salem Building Trades Council for over 13 years as well as being a member of the Salem Education for Employment Enterprise Board.

He was the Business Agent and Training Director of the Salem Office from 1988 to 2003, when he retired. We will never forget his gravelly voice and gregarious sense of humor. He was 73 years old.

The Funeral Service will be Saturday, May 13  at  1pm
Restlawn Funeral Home
201 Oak Grove Rd NW
Salem   OR   97304
503-585-4443

Celebration of Life will follow at Salem Training Center

April 2017

Lee Heim-Arnold

We have received notice that Lee Heim-Arnold died in his sleep last night. Mr. Heim-Arnold initiated as a HVAC/R Journeyman in 2001. He was 42 years old.

William Doster

We have received notice that William Doster died yesterday. Mr. Doster initiated as a BT Pipefitter into LU 191 in 1981 and he retired in 1993. He was 78 years old.

March 2017

Herbert Wells

We have received notice that Herbert Wells died in January. Mr. Wells initiated as a BT Plumber into LU 358 in 1947 and transferred into LU 235 in 1968 as a Pipefitter.  He  retired to Lacy, Washington in 1980 and was a 61 year Life Member. He was 96 years old.

Harold T Anderson

We have received notice that Harold T Anderson has died. Mr. Anderson initiated into LU 235 as an Apprentice Steamfitter in 1969 and  retired in 2000. He was 75 years old.

Philip R Hansen

We have received notice that Philip R Hansen died last week. Mr. Hansen initiated as a Steamfitter Apprentice into LU 290 in 2001 and retired in Oct of 2016. He was 63 years old.

February 2017

Robert Stochosky

We have received notice that Robert Stochosky has died. Mr. Stochosky initiated as an Apprentice Plumber into LU 51 in 1949. He retired in 1993 and was a 68 year Life Member. He was 89 years old.

Robert Stochosky was born in Sherwood, Oregon February 28. 1928 and spent his life in the Pacific Northwest.  He was a proud member of local 290 for over 65 years.  His earliest project of note was running the pipe from the bottom of the Columbia River Gorge up to the scenic Vista House. He worked on several big hospital projects in the Portland area and then went on to refrigeration for the fruit and fishing industry.  His education was furthered when he joined the Portland State University pilot development program for construction management in the 1970’s.  He married, Nancy Forrey in 1948 and started the family that he would work so hard for.  He led innumerable trips to the beach, mountains, and desert for castle building, wave jumping, hiking, camping, skiing all the while teaching by example how to live life with vigor, integrity, dedication and love.  He served on the Milwaukie City Counsel and Civil Service Commission from 1964-1985, on the Mount Hood ski Patrol for 17 years and on the archdioceses building commission from 1992-1998.  He remained a proud member of the Plumbers Union until he died.

After living in Milwaukie for fifty years, he and Nancy moved to Sandy, Oregon.  The plan was to build a dream retirement home.  After 2 years of dream house living, the boredom was excruciating.  They sold that dream and bought 30 acres in the Mount Hood foothills to start a Christmas tree farm and Kalmia nursery.  15 years later, they finally retired to John Day, Oregon.  They moved back to Portland in 2014 to be closer to family.

Robert was a devoted husband, father and friend. He was dedicated in his faith.  He served as an example to all that honesty in business is the foundation of success.  He lived his faith in God, his love of the land and his devotion to family with a steadfast simplicity that was unwavering.  He is preceded in death by his son, William.  He is survived by Nancy, his best friend of 72 years, 6 children, 21 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren.  After a brief illness, his journey in this life ended peacefully, surrounded by those he loved.  He is now Home. 

Celebration of Life will be on Friday, March 31, 2017, 11:00 am at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to the OHSU Casey Eye Institute. Go to Casey Eye Institute and follow the “Make a gift” link at the bottom of the page. 

Gary McFarland

We have received notice that Gary McFarland has died. Mr. McFarland initiated as a Steamfitter Apprentice in LU 235. He retired in 1999 and was a 56 year Life Member. He was 79 years old.

Larry Hoffman

We have received notice that Larry Hoffman has died. Mr. Hoffman initiated as an Apprentice Plumber into LU 262 in 1970 and he transferred into LU 290 in 1993. He retired to Florida in 2009. He was 69 years old.

Bruce Stevens

We have received notice that Bruce Stevens has died. Mr. Stevens initiated as a BT Pipefitter into LU 191 in 1966 and he retired to Bend in 2002. He was 74 years old.

Kenneth Foertsch

We have received notice that Kenneth Foertsch has died. Mr. Foertsch initiated as a BT Steamfitter into LU 601 in 1952 and transferred to LU 235 in 1970.  He retired in 1993 and was a 64 year Life Member.  He was 89 years old.

Claude Ogle

We have received notice that Claude Ogle has died. Mr. Ogle initiated into LU 235 as a Metal Trades Journeyman in 1968 and he retired in 1995. He was 83 years old.

January 2017

James Hare

We have received notice that James Hare has died. Mr. Hare initiated as an Apprentice Plumber into LU 51 in 1960. He retired in 1996 and was a 56 year Life Member. He was 80 years old.

Ronald Van Slyke

We have received notice that Ronald Van Slyke died earlier this month. Mr. Van Slyke initiated as a Plumber Apprentice into LU 44 in 1973. He then changed to Steamfitter in 1990. He Transferred into LU 290 in 2000 and retired in 2014. He was 66 years old.

David Clifton

We have received notice that David Clifton has died. Mr. Clifton initiated as a Metal Trades Journeyman into LU 78 in 1991. He became a BT Plumber in 1999 and transferred to LU 290 in 2012. He was 53 years old.

Paul E Williams 

We have received notice that Paul E Williams has died. Mr. Williams initiated as a BT Steamfitter into LU 533 in 1942 and transferred into LU 191 in 1970. He retired in 1982, later moving to Texas and was a 74 year Life Member. He was 96 years old.

Jim Stroup

We have received notice that Jim Stroup died earlier this month. Mr. Stroup initiated as a Steamfitter Apprentice into LU 235 in 1978 and he retired in 2002. He was 75 years old.

The memorial service is at Woodland Park Church, 11375 NE Halsey Street, Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, February 11, at 2:00 pm.

Louis Foust

We have received notice that Louis Foust has died. Mr. Foust initiated as a BT Steamfitter into LU 235 in 1949 and he retired in 1993. He was a 67 year Life Member and Mr. Foust (with his wife Robbie, who passed away at the end of December) were instrumental in the creation and up-keep of the LU 290 Historical Archives. He was 87 years old.

December 2016

James La Rose

We have been notified that James La Rose has died. Mr. La Rose initiated as a BT Plumber into LU 51 in 1960 and he retired in 2003. He was 75 years old.

Robert Bergdahl

We have received notice that Robert Bergdahl died. Mr. Bergdahl initiated as a BT Pipefitter into LU 235 in 1974 and he retired in 2000. He was 72 years old.

William Tompsett

We have received notice that William Tompsett has died. Mr. Tompsett initiated as an Apprentice Plumber into LU 481 in 1957 and he retired in 1995. He was a 59 year Life Member and 83 years old.

Jack Huddleston

We have received notice that Jack Huddleston died last week. Mr. Huddleston initiated as a BT Pipefitter into LU 798 in 1954 and then transferred into LU 235 in 1969. He retired in 1997 and was a 62 year Life Member. He was 80 years old

November 2016

Richard Leers

We have received notice that Richard Leers has died. Mr. Leers initiated as a Pipefitter/Oil Burner Journeyman into LU 235 in 1970 and retired in1995. He was 79 years old.

Forest Dehaan Sr.

We have received notice that Forrest Dehaan Sr. died earlier this month. Mr. Dehaan initiated as an Apprentice Steamfitter into LU 235 in 1959. He retired in 1997 and was a 57 year Life Member.  He was 81 years old.

Paul F Bohannon

We have received notice that Paul F Bohannon died in October. Mr. Bohannon initiated as a BT PF HVAC/R into LU 235 in 1969 and he retired in 1993. He was 84 years old.

 

August 2015

George Pulliam

We have received notice that George Pulliam has died. Mr Pulliam initiated as an Apprentice Steamfitter into LU 235 in 1957. He retired in 1997 and was a 58 year life member. He was 78 years old.

There will be no funeral service at his request.

Walter L Anderson

We have received notice that Walter L Anderson has died. Mr. Anderson initiated as a BT Pipefitter HVAC/R into LU 308 in 1971. He transferred into LU 235 in 1982 and retired in 1998. He was 79 years old.

Walter Washburn

We have received notice that Walter Washburn died on Aug 3rd. Mr. Washburn initiated as a BT Pipefitter into LU 708 in 1969, transferred into LU 290 in 1995 and he retired in 2001. He was 75 years old. We are sorry to report that his wife Marcia died 5 days later.

Laurence A Clark

We have received notice that Laurence A Clark has died. Mr. Clark initiated as a Steamfitter Apprentice into LU 235 in 1970 and he retired to Brush Prairie, WA in 1995. He had just turned 80 years old last Wednesday.

July 2015

Elmo Marquette

We have just received notice that Elmo Maarquette died in April. Mr. Marquette initiated as an Apprentice Plumber into LU 51 in 1950. He retired in 1975 and was a 64 year Life Member. He was just one day shy of his 87th birthday.

Mark Brownlee

We have received notice that Mark Brownlee has died. Mr. Brownlee initiated as a Steamfitter Apprentice into LU 235 in 1975. He retired to Pensacola, Florida in 2010.
He was 63 years old.

Dan Lang

We have received notice that Dan Lang has died. Mr. Lang initiated as the Owner of Bay Cities Fabricators and more recently G Fab LLC in the Medford area. He was 67 years old.

Memorial is set for Saturday, September 12th at 3:00pm
at the Moose Lodge
9713 Old Stage Rd,   Gold Hill   OR   97525
541-855-1235

Fred “Carl” Griffith

Memorial Gathering Information:

Our father, Fred “Carl” Griffith, passed away in March of this year. He was a BT Plumber who worked out of LU 347 & LU 290 for many years and was a 63 year Life Member.

We invite anyone interested to join us in honoring his life on Sunday, August 16th, at 1:00 pm. The memorial gathering will be at the Oak Grove Grange, 2760 Oak Grove Rd NW.

The Grange is west of Salem, next to the elementary school and across the street from the church.

Here are some maps of the location: Map 1; Map 2

Please call, text, or email if you have any questions.

Laurie Anderson
541-206-9742
andersonlaurie9@gmail.com

Richard Nimmo

We have received notice that Richard Nimmo died in April. Mr. Nimmo initiated as a Marine Fitter Apprentice into LU 290 in 1990 and he retired in 2007. Most recently he was living in Longview, WA. He was 67 years old.

If anyone knows where we can reach his sister Sandra Lee Nimmo-Larrison, please contact Sue Anne at the LU 290 office.

Robert Lee Auvil

We have received notice that Robert Lee Auvil has died. Mr. Auvil initiated as an Apprentice Steamfitter into LU 347 in 1962. He served on the Apprenticeship Council, the Executive board and taught classes. He retired to McMinnville in 1999. He was 73 years old.

Henry “Bart” Wilson

We have received notice that Henry “Bart” Wilson passed away on July 7th at OHSU after a long battle with head and neck cancer. Mr. Wilson initiated as an apprentice plumber in LU 51 in 1978 and retired in 2007. He was 62 years old.

In lieu of flowers – donations may be made to the OHSU Foundation for Head & Neck Cancer at  http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/foundation

James A Brown

We have received notice that James A Brown has died. Mr. Brown initiated as a Plumber Apprentice into LU 51 in 1965 and he retired to La Pine in 2002. He was 10 days shy of being a 50 year member and would have celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary in October. He was 69 years old.

The funeral will be for family only.

Donald Stonebraker

We have received notice that Donald Stonebraker (Herman’s father) has died. Mr. Stonebraker initiated as a BT Plumber into LU 481 in 1957 & became a BT Pipefitter in 1975. He retired in 1995 and was a 58 year Life Member. He had just turned 82 years old.

The Funeral will be held on Friday, July 10th at 10:00am

Peace Presbyterian Church
3060 River Rd
Eugene   OR   97404
541-688-2218

June 2015

William G Harding

We have received notice that William G Harding died earlier this month. Mr. Harding initiated as a BT Plumber into LU 51 in 1955. He retired in 1991 and was a 60 year Life Member. He was 85 years old.

Odis Goodin

We have received notice that Odis Goodin has died. Mr. Goodin initiated as a BT Pipefitter into LU 621 in 1973 and retired in1998. He was 78 years old.

Savage Family

A Celebration of Life for the stepson of Robert “Brian” Savage, who was killed in a car accident, will be held on Saturday, June 27 at 11am at the Stevenson Boat Launch in Stevenson Washington.

Claud Poteet

We have received notice that Claud Poteet has died. Mr. Poteet initiated as a BT Pipefitter into LU 347 in 1950. He retired in 1993 and was a 64 year Life Member. He was 95 years old.

Robert Mach

We have received notice that Robert Mach has died. Mr. Mach initiated as a MT Fitter into LU 235 in 1975 and he retired in 2002. He was 77 years old.

Dewey Henderson

We have received notice that Dewey Henderson has died. Mr. Henderson initiated as a BT Pipefitter HVAC/R into LU 418 in 1965 and he retired in 2004. He was 73 years old.

Gene Marshall

We have  received notice that Gene Marshall has died. Mr. Marshall initiated as a Marine Fitter into LU 290. He was 59 years old.

Celebration of Life will be on Sunday, June 14 @ 11:00am at

The Red Barn
1605 Caples Rd
Woodland   WA   98674

May 2015

Bruce Stanko

We have received notice that Bruce Stanko has died.  Mr. Stanko initiated as an Apprentice Plumber into LU 51 in 1972. He was 61 years old.

Vernon Sparhawk

We have received notice that Vernon Sparhawk died earlier this month. Mr. Sparhawk initiated as a BT Plumber into LU 621 in 1959.  He retired in 1994 and was a 55 year Life Member. He was 81 years old.

Charles C Olmsted

We have received notice that Charles Olmsted died last week. Mr. Olmsted initiated as a Journeyman Plumber into LU 347 in 1953. He retired in 1984 and was a 53 year Life Member. He was 93 years old.

His service will be held on Tues, May 26th, 2015  at  11:00 a.m.

Columbia Christian Church
907 NW 99th St
Vancouver   WA   98665

Richard W Sanders Jr

We have received notice that Richard Sanders Jr died yesterday. Mr. Sanders initiated as an Apprentice Plumber into LU 481 in 1978 and retired in 2007. He was 68 years old.

John “Butch” Morris

We have received notice that John “Butch” Morris has died. Mr. Morris initiated as a Steamfitter Apprentice into LU 211 in 1975 and transferred into LU 290 in 2006.

He was 60 years old.

April 2015

Bruce Roy

We have received notice that Bruce Roy died last month. Mr. Roy initiated as a MT Fitter into LU 235 in 1980 and retired in 2008. He was 64 years old.

Allen L Jones

We have received notice that Allen L Jones has died. Mr. Jones initiated as a MT Journeyman into LU 235 in 1968. After serving in the military and passing the exam, he resumed his career as a BT Pipefitter until he retired in 2003. He was 68 years old.