It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of IBEW 1245 member and PG&E Vegetation Management Inspector Jakob Stockton of Redding.
Stockton, 21-years old, was a two-year member of Local 1245, when he suffered a grave tragedy while changing a tire.
“Jakob was an amazing son, brother and friend who left a positive impact on whoever crossed his path,” according to his family. “His joyful personality, positive attitude and contagious smile were all things that cannot be replicated.”
“Our brotherhood is shattered by Jakob’s tragic death,” said IBEW 1245 Business Manager Bob Dean. “These losses diminish us all. I cannot fully express my sadness at the loss of one so young.”
The Stockton Family has established a GoFundMe and could use our support as they cope with this difficult loss. Please donate what you can using the link below. Also, a Meal Train to support the family has begun and meals can be donated using the following link.
UPDATE 02/10: A vacation sale has been set up by the company and PG&E employees can contribute by following this link through March 9.
UPDATE 2/15: For those who wish to pay their respects, a memorial service will be held for Brother Stockton on Sunday, Feb 26 from 2-9p at Bridge Bay Resort, 10300 Bridge Bay Rd in Redding.