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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!

 

 News concerning Local 8 Members, Retirees
and their families

Accidents, Sicknesses & Deaths
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.
Reported at the Union Meeting on June 19, 2017
Melvin S. Womack, Sr, father of Brother Mel Womack, passed away on June 7. 
Chester V. Boice, brother of Brother Paul Boice, passed away on June 12.
Raymond D. Shutters, father of Brothers Dave and Mike Shutters, passed away on June 6.
Robert Miller, stepfather of Brother Jeff Bash, passed away on June 5.
Reported at the Union Meeting on June 5, 2017.
Brother Gary LaVoy passed away on May 15.
Lillian Kujawa, wife of Deceased Retiree John Kujawa and nother of Brothers James and David Kujawa, passed away on May 16.
Abbie Strayer, sister of Retiree Raymond Featzka, passed away on May 16.
Constance Dukeshire, sister of Brother Kenneth Kimpon, passed away on May 20.
Renee Christen, sister of Brother Randy Rusch, passed away on May 14.
Amanda Margraves, daughter of Brother Billie Margraves, passed away on May 13.
Daniel Kazmierczak, father of Brother John P. Kazmierczak, passed away on May 25.
Mary Kesling-Isaacson, wife of Retiree Edward Isaacson, passed away on May 29.
Barbara Herr, wife of Retiree Marvin Herr, passed away on May 10.
Denise Morehart, daughter of Retiree John Kinkaid, sister of deceased Member John Kinkaid & aunt of Brother John Ryan Kinkaid, passed away on May 29.
Retiree Richard D. Bauer passed away on May 24.
Brother Jim Ford is recovering from various blood clots. A motion was made and seconded to pass-the-hat. ($1000+)
Reported at the Union Meeting on May 15, 2017
Eileen L. Szczerbiak, mother of Brother James Szczerbiak, passed away on April 29.
John D. Hayes, father of Brother Ryan Hayes, passed away on May 3.
Mary L. Stender, wife of deceased Retiree John Stender, passed away on April 15.
George D. Newell, inactive member, passed away on February 10.
Julius J. Johannsen, member of Local 1076 & father of Brother John Johannsen, passed away on May 3.
Larry G. Simms, father of Brother Terry Cousino, passed away on May 3.
Retiree Jesse L. Haines passed away on April 29.
Brother Carl Booker is back to work.
Brother Ed Davis is recovering.
Brother Billie Margraves' daughter passed away.
Brother Pat Wilson is mending from back surgery.
Brother Jorge Lopez has a hand injury.
Reported at the Union Meeting on May 1, 2017
Retiree Tom Sigurdson is home recovering from a heart attack.
Brother Tim Warren's father passed away.
Jenny Rang's father Michael passed away.
Brother Jim Ford was injured.
Brother Rich Stringham's wife was diagnosed with cancer.

 


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

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.

Elsa C. Nye - Mother of Brother Nathan Nye  Our condolences to the family of Brother Nathan Nye on the loss of his mother Elsa who passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 27 from 4-7 pm at Crosser Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Oak Harbor, OH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Wednesday, June 28 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Oak Harbor where visitation will be held from 9-11 am.  Visitation will also be held from 3-4 pm on Wednesday, June 28 at All Saints Parish, St. Peter's Chapel in Alvada, OH. Memorial donations may be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870. Visit http://www.crosserfuneralhome.com/ to express condolences.

Kathaleen Hester - Mother of Brother Benford Hester Jr.  Our sympathies to the family of Brother Ben Hester on the loss of his mother Kat who passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 22 at 11 am at Dale-Riggs Funeral Home Chapel followed by funeral services at 12 noon. Visit www.dalefh.com/ to express condolences.

Chester V. Boice - Brother of Brother Paul Boice  Our condolences to the family of Brother Paul Boice on the loss of his brother Chester who passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 16 from 2-8 pm at Barndt Funeral Home in Wayne, OH where a Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, June 17 at 11 am. Memorial donations may be made to Bradner United Methodist Church. Visit http://www.barndtfuneralhome.org/ to express condolences.

Raymond David Shutters - Father of Brothers Dave and Mike Shutters  Our sympathies to the Shutter family on the loss of their father Dave who passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 14 from 5-8 pm at Newcomer Funeral Home on Heatherdowns Blvd. in Toledo where the members of the Lucas County Burial Corp will present honors at 6 pm.

Melvin Womack Sr. - Father of Brother Mel Womack  Our condolences to the family of Brother Mel Womack on the loss of his father Melvin (Local 245 member) who passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 16 from 4-6 pm at C. Brown Funeral Home on Nebraska Ave. in Toledo. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 17 at noon at First Church of God on Collingwood Ave. in Toledo.

Robert Miller - Stepfather of Brother Jeff Bash  Our condolences to the family of Brother Jeff Bash on the loss of his stepfather Robert who passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 9 from 5-7 pm at Bersticker-Scott Funeral Home in Toledo with a memorial service immediately following.

Retiree Richard D. Bauer  Our sympathies to the family of Retiree Richard Bauer who passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Visitation was held on Saturday, May 27 from 10-12 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bryan OH with funeral services began at noon. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Denise Morehart - Daughter of Retiree John Kinkaid, Sister of Deceased Member John Kinkaid and Aunt of John Ryan Kinkaid  Our sympathies to the Kinkaid family on their loss of Denise who passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 2 from 3-8 pm at the Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Fremont, OH. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 3 at 9:30 am at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Society of Protection of Animals of Sandusky County or the Sandusky County Humane Society. Visit http://www.hermanfh.com/ to express condolences.

Barbara Herr - Wife of Retiree Marvin Herr  Our condolences to the family of Retire Marvin Herr on the loss of his wife Barbara who passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Visitation was held on Monday, May 15 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson, MI. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, May 16 at 11 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visit www.brownvanhemert.com to express condolences.

Mary E. Kesling-Isaacson - Wife of Retiree Edward Isaacson  Our sympathies to the family of Retiree Edward Isaacson on the loss of his wife Mary who passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 1 from 3-7 pm at Walter Funeral Home on Glendale Ave. in Toledo. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 2 at 10:30 am at Bethel Lutheran Church. Memorial donations may be made to Shriner's Hospitals for Children or to a charity of the donor's choice. Visit www.walterfuneralhome.com to express condolences.

Daniel Kazmierczak - Father of Brother John Kazmierczak  Our condolences to the family of Brother John Kazmierczak on the loss of his father Daniel who passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017. A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, May 31 from 5-7 pm at Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home on Airport Hwy. in Toledo.

Constance Estelle Dukeshire - Sister of Brother Ken Kimpon  Our sympathies to the family of Brother Ken Kimpon on the loss of his sister Connie who passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 25 from 2-7 pm at Walker Funeral Home in Toledo were services will be held at 6 pm. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital or the Humane Society. Visit http://www.walkerfuneralhomes.com/ to express condolences.

Abbie L. Strayer - Sister of Retiree Raymond Featzka  Our condolences to the family of Retiree Ray Featzka on the loss of his sister Abbie who passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. A Celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, June 14 from 2-8 pm at the Roche de Bout Shelter located in Farnsworth Metropark in Waterville, OH. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or to the Susan G. Koman Foundation.

Renee L. Christen - Sister of Brother Randy Rusch  Our sympathies to the family of Brother Randy Rusch on the loss of his sister Renee who passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017. A memorial service was held on Thursday, May 18 at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home in Perrysburg, OH. Memorial donations may be made to  Be The Match (National Marrow Donor Program). Visit www.witzlershank.com to express condolences.

Lillian M. Kujawa - Wife of Deceased Retiree John Kujawa and Mother of Brothers James and David Kujawa  Our condolences to the Kujawa Family on their loss of Lillian who passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 19 from 3-8 pm at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe. Funeral services will begin at 9:15 am on Saturday, May 20 at the funeral home and continue with a Funeral Mass at St. Michael Archangel Church at 10 am. Memorial donations may be made to St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Visit http://www.sujkowski.com/ to express condolences. 

Brother Gary LaVoy  Our condolences to the family of Brother Gary LaVoy who was killed in a car accident on Monday, May 15, 2017. Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 20 at 10 am at Zachrich Funerl Home in Holgate, OH with funeral services beginning at 12 noon. Memorial donations may be made in Gary's name to his childre, Emma and Austin. Visit www.zachrichfuneralhome.com to express condolences.

Amanda Autumn Margraves - Daughter of Brother Billie Margraves  Our sympathies to the family of Brother Billie Margraves on the loss of his daughter Amanda who passed away on May 13, 2017. Funeral services were held in Key Largo, FL.

Retiree Jesse L. Haines  Our condolences to the family of Retiree Jesse Haines who passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017. There will be no funeral service.

Larry G. Sims - Father of Brother Terry Cousino  Our sympathies to the family of Brother Terry Cousino on the loss of his father Terry who passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Funeral services will be private. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Dunn Funeral Home in Bowling Green, OH. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com to express condolences.

Julius J. Johannsen - Father of Brother John Johannsen  Our condolences to the family of Brother John Johannsen on the loss of his father Julius who passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 20 at 1 pm at the Rossford Eagles Aerie 2322 in Rossford, OH. Visit www.sujkowskirossford.com to express condolences.

John David Hayes - Father of Brother Ryan Hayes  Our sympathies to the family of Brother Ryan Hayes on the loss of his father John who passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, May 8 at 10 am at the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory in Bowling Green, OH. There will be a luncheon afterwards at Calvary United Methodist Church in Tontagany. Memorials may be made to the Pulmonary Rehab Center at Wood County Hospital. Visit www.hannemanfh.com to express condolences.

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