The Advisory Council paid tribute to the late Bob Choate at its spring meeting in Vacaville on April 23.
Over a dozen former staff members stood in solidarity with Choate’s widow, Janie, as Business Manager Tom Dalzell praised Bob’s dedication to the union.
“He served the members vigorously,” said Dalzell. “The glass was always half full, not half empty. He was a good man and a good friend.”
The former staff members, some of whom took the microphone to reminisce about their time with Choate, were Jack McNally, Art Murray, Richard Duncan, Frank Saxsenmeier, Joel Elliott, Corb Wheeler, Ed Caruso, Mike Haentjens, Larry Pierce, Sam Tamimi, Dorothy Fortier and Rich Cowart, along with trustee Leroy Foster.
“We lost a dear wonderful brother, and this union is much better for the hours and years Bob gave us,” said Dalzell.