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 Baby Weber

Congratulations to Brother
Chris Weber
and his wife
Nailya on the birth of
t
heir second daughter
Meera Ray.

Meera was born on Tuesday,
July 25, 2017.
She weighed
10 lbs. 5 ounces and

was 22” long. Meera joins
4 year old
sister Evah. 
Congratulations to the

Weber Family!

 Baby Schmidt

Congratulations to Brother
Erick Schmidt and his wife
Brandi on the birth of their
first child, Evelyn Marie.

Evelyn was born on
Thursday, June 29, 2017,

weighed 8 lbs. 13 ounces
and was 22" long.

Evelyn is also the first
granddaughter of Brother
Richard Schmidt.

Congratulations to the entire
Schmidt family!

 News concerning Local 8 Members, Retirees
and their families

Accidents, Sicknesses & Deaths
Reported at the Union Meeting on October 2, 2017
Retiree Richard J. Warns, Brother of Retirees Ronald and Robert Warns, passed away on September 18.
Donna J. Mraz, Sister of Sister Colleen Barenbrugge, passed away September 17.
Retiree Vincent J. Dusseau, Father of Retiree Robert Dusseau, passed away September 23.
Mary Ann Fox McCoy, Sister of Brother Dennis Fox, passed away September 14.
Lois Therese Fleck, Mother of Brother Michael D. Fleck, passed away September 28.
Tamara "Tammy" Lee Hall, Mother of Brothers Brian & Joseph Baker, passed away September 27.
Gerda (Zimmerman) Ash, Mother of Brother Steve Ash, passed away August 28. 
A moment of silence was held for all. 
Brother Joe Cousino had carpal tunnel surgery. 
Sister Cathy Polinski had rotator cuff surgery. 
Sister Deb Pacyna had foot surgery.
Reported at the Union Meeting on September 18, 2017
Retiree Dick Warns has terminal cancer and is at the Toledo Hospital.
Brother Kurt Weideman had heart surgery.
Helen L. Wylie, Mother of Brother Jack Wylie, passed away on August 22.
Brother Richard "Dick" West, former Local 1076 member, passed away on August 21.
Betty Lou Peterson, Mother of Sister Debra Peterson, passed away on August 20.
Michael J. Moench, son of Retiree Craig Moench & Grandson of Deceased Retiree Donald Moench, passed away on August 27.
James A. Ketcham, Brother of Probationary Member Joseph Ketcham, passed away on August 24.
Alvin Mikolajczyk, Father of Brother Alvin Mikolajczyk, Jr., passed away on September 3.
Delphine H. Pakulski, Mother of Brother Paul Pakulski, passed away on September 11.
James A. Breier, Father of Brother Randal Breier, passed away on September 14.
Reported at the Union Meeting on August 21, 2017
Retiree Willie Copeland had his gallbladder removed.
Clara Jean Fish, Wife of Retiree William R. Fish, passed away on August 1.
Joel Thomas Black, Son of Brother Michael Black, passed away on July 27.
Brother Willie Lee Coleman Jr. passed away on August 14.
A moment of silence was held.
Brother Martin E. Bendele, Koester Corp employee, had surgery.
Sister Darla S. Sanders' mother passed away.
Reported at the Union Meeting on August 7, 2017
Retiree James W. Brown passed away on July 19.
Mary Ann Kujawa, Mother of Retiree Ronald Kujawa, passed away on July 19.
Bobbie Brown, Mother of Brother Steve Brown, passed away on July 23.
Retiree Robert R. Ayling passed away on July 21.
Retiree James I. Mazey passed away on May 29.
Joyce Ann McLain, Sister of Retiree Roger Bugaj, passed away on August 1.
Retiree Ronald J. Saunders passed away on August 3.
A moment of silence was held for all.
Brother Martin Castilleja is at UM recovering.
Brother Ralph Boulton reported on his daughter Taylor.
Retiree Mike Van Wagner is recovering from foot surgery.
Brother Michael Black's son passed away.
Retiree Jim Kozlowski is recovering from prostate cancer surgery.
Reported at the Union Meeting on July 17, 2017
Kathaleen Hester, Mother of Brother Benford Hester Jr, passed away on June 14.
Elsa Nye, Mother of Brother Nathan Nye, passed away on June 24.
Retiree William "Bill" Staley passed away July 5.
A moment of silence was held.
David Allen Biglow, Brother of Sister Kim Chambers, passed away on July 1.
Patricia Berlin, Wife of Retiree William Berlin, Sister of Deceased member Daniel Strance, passed away on June 25.
Taylor Boulton, Daughter of Brother Butch Boulton, is in the hospital and making progress.
Retiree Robert Fay had prostate surgery.
Brother Steve Brown's wife is recovering from an accident and his mother is hospitalized.
Brother Ronald Erfman had hernia surgery.

 


Deaths of Local 8 Members, Retirees
and their family members
. 

Luann Kinder - Mother of Brother Chris Pilatowski Our condolences to the family of Brother Chris Pilatowski on the loss of his mother Luann who passed away on October 10, 2017. A memorial mass will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to The Huntington's Disease Society or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Vist www.freckchapel.com to express condolences.
Nancy A. Haas - Mother of Brother Mike Erard  Our sympathies to the family of Brother Mike Erard on the loss of his mother Nancy who passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 14 from 11 am - 4 pm at Freck Funeral Chapel in Oregon, OH where a memorial service will be held at 4 pm. Memorial donations may be made to the Eleanor Jennings Adult Family Home. Visit www.freckchapel.com to express condolences.
Isabel Hernandez - Mother of Sister Victoria Melendrez  Our condolences to the family of Sister Victoria Melendrez on the loss of her mother Isabel who passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 7 at 9 am at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Bowling Green, OH followed by a Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 10 am. Memorial donations may be made to Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home and Crematory in honor of Isabel. Visit http://www.hannemanfh.com/ to express condolences.
Lois Therese Fleck - Mother of Brother Michael Fleck  Our sympathies to the family of Brother Michael Fleck on the loss of his mother Lois who passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Visitation will be held on Monday October 2 from 11-2 at Walker Funeral Home on Sylvania Ave. in Toledo, followed by graveside services at 2 pm at Toledo Memorial Park in Sylvania, OH. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Visit www.walkerfuneralhomes.com to express condolences.
Tamara "Tammy" Lee Hall - Mother of Brothers Brian and Joseph Baker  Our sympathies to the family of Brothers Brian and Joseph Baker on the loss of their mother Tammy who passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 2 from 2-8 pm at Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, OH. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 3 at 11 am at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made in care of her grandchildren for their birthday and Christmas from Heaven fund. Visit www.weigelfuneralhomes.com to express condolences.
Gerda (Zimmerman) Ash - Mother of Brother Steven Ash  Our condolences to the family of Brother Steve Ash on the loss of his mother Gerda who passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2500 N. Reynolds Rd., Toledo, OH in Gerda's name.
Mary Ann Fox McCoy - Sister of Brother Dennis Fox  Our sympathies to the family of Brother Dennis Fox on the loss of his sister Mary Ann who passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Visitation was held on Thursday, September 21 from 7-9 pm at House of Day Funeral Home. Funeral services were on Friday, September 22 at 11 am at Church of Christ Church. Visist www.houseofday.com to express condolences.
Brother Nicholas J. Rothenbuhler  Our condolences to the family of Brother Nicholas Rothenbuhler who passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 27 from 6-8 pm at Woodville Marsh Funeral Home in Woodville, OH.
Retiree Vincent J. Dusseau - Father of Bob Dusseau  Our sympathies to the family of Retiree Vincent Dusseau who passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 29 from 3-8 pm at Merkle Funeral Home in Monroe, MI. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 30 at 10 am at St. Joseph Church, located at 2214 Manhattan St. in Erie, MI.
Retiree Richard Warns - Brother of Retirees Robert and Ronald Warns  Our sympathies to the family of Retiree Richard Warns who passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 25 from 4-8 pm at Northpoint Church-The Nazarene on Suder Ave. in Toledo. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 26 at 11 am at the church.
Donna Mraz - Sister of Sister Colleen Barenbrugge  Our condolences to the family of Sister Colleen Barenbrugge on the loss of her sister Donna who passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 20 from 4-8 pm at Reeb Funeral Home in Sylvania, OH. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 21 at 10 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visit www.reebfuneralhome.com to express condolences.
James A. Breier - Father of Brother Randal Breier  Our sympathies to the family of Brother Randal Breier on the loss of his father James who passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 18 from 4-8 pm at Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory in Genoa, OH. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 19 at 11 am at Grace Lutheran Church in Elmore, OH. Memorial donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church or to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Visit www.walkerfuneralhomes.com to express condolences.
Delphine Pakulski - Mother of Brother Paul Pakulski  Our condolences to the family of Brother Paul Pakulski on the loss of his mother Delphine who passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 19 at 11 am at the Chapel of Peace Mausoleum at Toledo Memorial Park in Sylvania, OH. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Visit http://www.sujkowski.com/ to express condolences.
Alvin Mikolajczyk - Father of Brother Alvin Mikolajczyk, Jr.  Our sympathies to the family of Brother Alvin Mikolajczyk on the loss of his father Alvin who passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 6 from 6-8 pm and on Thursday, September 7 from 2-8 pm at Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 8 at 11:30 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Memorial donations may be made to the American Legion. Visit www.sujkowskiairport.com to express condolences.
James A. Ketcham - Brother of Apprentice Joseph Ketcham  Our condolences to the family of Apprentice Joseph Ketcham on the loss of his brother James who passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017. Visitation will be held  from 2-8 pm on Wednesday, August 30 at Ansberg-West Funeral Home where funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 31 at 11 am. Memorial donations may be made to the Toledo Area Humane Society. Visit www.ansberg-west.com to express condolences.
Michael Moench - Son of Retiree Craig Moench & Grandson of Deceased Retiree Don Moench  Our sympathies to the Moench family on the loss of Mike who recently passed away. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 1 from 2-8 pm at Walter Funeral Home on Glendale Ave. in Toledo. Funeral services will take place on Saturday, September 2 at 10 am at the funeral home. A wake will follow funeral services at Local 8's hall at approximately 11-12:00. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Visit www.walterfuneralhome.com to express condolences.
Retiree Richard "Dick" K. West (former Local 1076 member) Our condolences to the family of Retiree Dick West who passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 29 at 11 am at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Findlay, OH. Memorial donations may be made to Bridge Home Health & Hospice or to St. Andrew's United Methodist Church.
Helen L. Wylie - Mother of Brother Jack Wylie  Our sympathies to the family of Brother Jack Wylie on the loss of his mother Helen who passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 26 at 1 pm at St. John's Episcopal Church in Bowling Green, OH. Memorial donations may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church.
Betty Lou Peterson - Mother of Sister Debra Peterson  Our condolences to the family of Sister Debra Peterson on the loss of her mother Betty who passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 24 beginning at 9 am at Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory in Bowling Green, OH followed by her funeral service at 11 am. Memorial donations may be made to Custar United Methodist Church. Visit www.hannemanfh.com to express condolences.
Diana E. Snavely - Mother of Brother John Snavely  Our sympathies to the family of Brother John Snavely on the loss of his mother Diana who passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017. Visitation was held on Thursday, August 17 from 1-8 pm at Rupp Funeral Home. A Mass of Resurrection was held on Friday, August 18 at 11 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Food Closet, Oaks of Righteousness Christian Ministries or a charity of the donor's choice. Visit www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com to express condolences.
Brother Willie Lee Coleman  Our condolences to the family of Brother Willie Lee Coleman who passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017. Visitation is on Monday, Aug 14 from 4 to 6 pm at House of Day Funeral Home on Nebraska Avenue with second visitation being held on Tuesday, Aug 15 from 10 to 11 am before the funeral services beginning at 11 am at Friendship Baptist Church, 5301 Nebraska Ave. Visit http://www.houseofday.com/ to express condolences.
Joel T. Black - Son of Brother Michael Black  Our sympathies to the family of Brother Michael Black on the loss of his son Joel who passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017. A celebration of life gathering will be held on Saturday, August 12 from 4-9 pm at Grumpy Dave's Pub in Bowling Green, OH. Memorial donations may be made to the Wood County Committee on Aging or to his parents for the establishment of a scholarship fund in his name.
Clara Jean Fish - Wife of Retiree Bill Fish  Our condolences to the family of Retiree Bill Fish on the loss of his wife Clara who passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Visitation was held on Thursday, August 3 from 2-8 pm at Coyle Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Friday, August 4 at the funeral home at 11 am. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or to Shriners Hospitals for Children. Visit www.coylefuneralhome.com to express condolences.
Retiree Ronald J. Saunders  Our sympathies to the family of Retiree Ron Saunders who passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017. A Memorial service will be held from 1-4 pm on Saturday, August 19 at Local 8's hall.
Joyce Ann McLain - Sister of Retiree Roger Bugaj  Our condolences to the family of Retiree Roger Bugaj on the loss of his sister Joyce who passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 4 from 3-8 pm at Walker Funeral Home in Toledo where funeral services will begin at 1 pm on Saturday, August 5. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Visit www.walkerfuneralhomes.com to express condolences.
Retiree James Mazey  Our sympaties to the family of Retiree James Mazey who passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2017. Funeral services were private.
Retiree Robert R. Ayling  Our condolences to the family of Retiree Robert Ayling who passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 28 at 11 am at Ansberg-West Funeral Home on Sylvania Ave. in Toledo where funeral services will begin at 1 pm. Visit www.ansberg-west.com to express condolences.
Bobbie J. Brown - Mother of Brother Steve Brown  Our sympathies to the family of Brother Steve Brown on the loss of his mother Bobbie who passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017. Visitation will be held from 4-8 pm on Thursday, July 27 at Foos & Foos Funeral Home in Bellevue, OH. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 28 at 11 am at St. John's Lutheran Church. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Visit www.foosfuneral.com to express condolences.
Mary Ann Kujawa - Mother of Retiree Ron Kujawa  Our condolences to Retiree Ron Kujawa on the loss of his mother Mary Ann who passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 24 from 2-8 pm at Urbanski Funeral Home on Lagrange St. in Toledo. Funeral services will begin at 9:15 am at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 25 with a funeral Mass beginning at 10 am at St. Adalbert Catholic Church. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Visit http://urbanskifuneralhome.com/obituaries.aspx to express condolences.
Retiree James W. Brown  Our condolences to the family of Retiree James Brown who passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 23 from Noon - 4 pm at Hufford Family Funeral Home in Findlay, OH. A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 24 at 11 am at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made in James' name to  Bridge Home Health and Hospice, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay, OH 45840.

Patricia Jean (Strance) Berlin - Wife of Retiree Willim Berlin and Sister of Deceased Brother Daniel Strance  Our condolences to the Berlin family on the loss of Patricia who passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Private funeral services are pending.

Retiree William P. "Bill" Staley - Father-in-law of Brother Jeffrey Schultz  Our condolences to the family of Retiree William Staley who passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

David A. Biglow - Brother of Sister Kim Chambers  Our sympathies to the family of Sister Kim Chambers on the loss of her brother David who passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017. A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Central Christian Church, 6161 22nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL. Visit www.davidcgross.com to express condolences.

Happy Birthday to Local 8 Members Celebrating
a birthday in October!