30-year IBEW 1245 member and retiree Harold Everett Harms, passed away on December 21, 2022 at his home in Yerington. Harold was born April 17, 1952 in Reno, Nevada the son of Donald and Margaret Harms. He grew up in sparks and graduated from Sparks High School. He worked as a lineman for many years… [Read More]
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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of 6-month IBEW 1245 member Edgar Castillo of Elk Grove, who lost his life in a work vehicle accident at the age of 37 while working to support the atmospheric river event. On January 7, Castillo, a Foreman working for Mountain F. Enterprises (a subcontractor… [Read More]
“Ken Ball was Exhibit 1 in a presentation of great grievance handlers of the past.” Written by Tom Dalzell, former Business Manager of IBEW 1245.
On November 20, 2022 IBEW 1245 organizer Fred Ross, Jr., passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. He died at home surrounded by his family and friends. A legend in labor organizing circles, Brother Ross began his organizing career with the United Farm Workers (UFW) and later continued it with SEIU where he organized… [Read More]
A message from Business Manager Bob Dean on the passing of Fred Ross, Jr.: It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of our union brother Fred Ross, Jr. He died at home surrounded by his family and friends after a valiant battle with cancer. A legend in labor organizing circles, Brother Ross… [Read More]
We deeply regret to announce the passing of six-year IBEW 1245 member Maria Joana Hernandez. Sister Hernandez worked as an operating clerk for PG&E in Concord, and sadly lost her battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia just one day after her 39th birthday. The obituary below is republished from here: Maria Joana Hernandez was born on September… [Read More]
Stuart Edward Neblett died peacefully in his home sitting in front of his computer in Burney California. He was born April 21, 1943 to Dr. Edward and Margaret Neblett in Fresno, CA. He retired from PG&E as a telecommunications subforeman after 47 years with the company. A staunch union activist, Brother Neblett served on the… [Read More]
Fearless Union Leader at NV Energy It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our union brother, Ron Borst, on Sunday, September 4, 2022 of Labor Day weekend. Adam Weber, IBEW 1245 Business Representative currently representing IBEW 1245’s members at NV Energy wrote, “On Sunday, the world not only lost a… [Read More]
It is with heavy heart that IBEW Local 1245 reports the passing of 17-year IBEW 1245 member Jorge Soria, who lost his life in a workplace accident on Aug 24 at the age of 47. Brother Soria, a skilled worker with many years of line clearance tree trimming experience, was working for Davey Tree Surgery… [Read More]
We are extremely saddened to report the sudden and tragic passing of Salvador (Sal) Escamilla, a 12-year member of IBEW 1245. Brother Escamilla was working for PG&E as a substation maintenance electrician out of San Francisco Martin Service Center, and was well-loved and respected by his co-workers. Brother Escamilla is survived by his wife and… [Read More]