Brother Duncan was initiated into Local 98 on January 1, 1968 and retired on April 1, 2009. Brother Duncan was a 54 year member and the father of Brother Frank Duncan
Member Name: David E. Turner Passed away: 05/11/2022 Funeral Details:
The family is still making arrangements at this time.
Brother Turner was initiated into Local 98 on February 28, 1974 and retired on May 1, 2010. Brother Turner was a 48 year member.
Member Name: Edward O. Gay Passed away: 04/17/2022 Funeral Details:
At this time no arrangements are planned for.
Brother Gay was initiated into Local 98 on September 28, 1967 and retired on March 1, 2002. Brother Gay became a life member on September 28, 2017 and was a 54 year member.
Member Name: Bruce D. Wichlacz Passed away: 04/12/2022 Funeral Details:
Visitation Thursday, April 21 from 2-9pm with a 7pm Sharing of Memories at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile), Sterling Heights, MI. Instate 9am until the time of 9:30am Mass at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 40501 Hayes Rd, Sterling Heights, MI.
Brother Weinrauch was initiated into Local 98 on August 5, 1948 and retired on June 1, 1992. Brother Weinrauch became a life member on August 5, 1998 and was a 73 year member. Brother Weinrauch proudly served his country during the Korean War.
Member Name: Joseph Pitts Passed away: 03/02/2022 Funeral Details:
Burial for Joseph will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery, 4200 Belford Road, Holly, Michigan 48442.
Brother Pitts was initiated into Local 98 on September 21, 1950 and retired on January 1, 2022. Brother Pitts was a 72 year member and a served in the US Army. Brother Pitts was the brother of Brother William E. Pitts.
Member Name: Terry W. Harmer Passed away: 03/01/2022 Funeral Details: Remarks:
Brother Harmer was initiated into Local 777on November 24,1965 and merged with Local 98 on December 1, 1972. Brother Harmer retired on June 1, 2002 and became a life member on November 24, 2015. Brother Harmer was a 57 year member and is the brother of Brother Robert Harmer.
Member Name: Cliford F. Board Passed away: 02/25/2022 Funeral Details:
Visitation Tuesday, March 1, 2022 from 1:00- 8:00 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 5900 Allen Rd. (313) 928-2300. Funeral service Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Entombment Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery.
Brother Tostige was initiated into Local 98 on September 21, 1950 and retired on September 21, 1975. Brother Tostige became a life member on September 21, 2000 and was a 71 year member. Brother Tostige was a proud Marine Corps Sergeant who served in WWII and was the father of Brother Thomas Tostige.
Member Name: John L. Wathen Passed away: 02/15/2022 Funeral Details: Remarks:
Brother Wathen was initiated into Local 98 on September 23, 1965 and retired on October 1st, 1997. Brother Wathen became a life member on September 23, 2015 and was a 56 year member.
Member Name: Eugene Bear Passed away: 02/03/2022 Funeral Details:
Visitation for Gene will be at 2:00 pm and a Memorial Service will be at 2:30 pm on March 5, 2022, at Meadowbrook Commons located at 25075 Meadowbrook Rd. Novi, MI 48375.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gene’s name to one of his favorite charities (Disabled American Veterans, Forgotten Harvest, Paws for Life Rescue) or any charity of donor’s choosing.
Brother Bear was initiated into Local 98 on January 12, 1967 and retired on January 1st, 2009. Brother Bear was a 55 year member and proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. Brother Bear is the father of Brother Donald Bear.
Member Name: Richard D. Smith Passed away: 02/01/2022 Funeral Details:
obituary: Richard David Smith, 83, of Lexington, Michigan passed away Tuesday morning the 1st of February 2022 in his home after a battle against lung cancer. Richard was born January 28, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan. Richard leaves behind his beloved wife Gwendolyn (Pitre) of 61 years. Together they had four children Kelly (Vella) and husband Joe, Shawn and wife Cindy, Tracey (Schmidt) and husband Mike, and Adam and wife Trish. Richard had nine grandchildren Kyle, Nikki, Arcadia, Shelby, Jesse, Makena, Chase, Gabriel and Gwendolyn, and two great grandchildren Levi and Payton that he loved so much. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jerry, sister Babs and son, Shawn Patrick Smith. He served his country in the US Navy and spent the majority of his life working as a licensed journeyman plumber with Local 98. During his retirement, Rich loved to golf with his buddies, fish, hunt, and travel with his wife. He was a dedicated, hard-working family man who served as a glowing example of a father and husband.
Brother Smith was initiated into Local 98 on July 13, 1978 and retired on May 1st, 2000. Brother Smith was a 43 year member and is the father of Brother Adam Smith. Brother Smith proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy.