It is with a very heavy heart that we announce the passing of James Cory Dunne, a nine-year member of IBEW 1245 and PG&E Working Foreman B, GC Gas T&D out of Petaluma. Brother Dunne was involved in a serious workplace accident in late April that left him in a coma, and he tragically passed… [Read More]
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Former IBEW 1245 staffer Enid Bidou has passed away, according to the PG&E Retiree Newsletter. Sister Bidou was initiated into Local 1245 in 1964. She worked on the clerical side of PG&E all over the Bay Area for 30 years, and served as an Local 1245 shop steward for over 26 years. She also held… [Read More]
On March 31, 2022, Brother John Silva was taken from us all too soon. Silva was a Senior Building Inspector for the City of Vallejo and a dedicated A member of IBEW Local 1245. “Ever since he was a toddler he loved to fix everything,” his sister, Amber Clemons, told the Vallejo Times-Herald. “He’d go… [Read More]
We deeply regret to announce that longtime IBEW 1245 staffer Arlene Edwards passed away at the age of 70. Sister Edwards was initiated into the IBEW in 1984 and worked for PG&E for 16 years. As a rank-and-file union member, Edwards served as a shop steward, Advisory Council member, and sat on numerous committees, from… [Read More]
We regret to announce the sudden passing of IBEW 1245 member Christopher Sunderland. Brother Sunderland was initiated into the IBEW in 2012, and was a 6th step apprentice lineman working for Par West in Clearlake at the time of his passing. The obituary reads: Christopher Michael Sunderland was born to Jennifer R Shaw and Jim… [Read More]
It is with a heavy heart that IBEW Local 1245 shares the news that one of our dearest brothers, Joedon McMasters, passed away transitioning to the next realm of his being. For those of you who knew him, worked with him, and laughed with him, you know how sad and happy we can all feel… [Read More]
We deeply regret to announce the passing of six-year IBEW 1245 member Joseph Favalora, who was involved in a motorcycle accident and passed away at the hospital from his injuries. Brother Favalora, who worked for PG&E as an M&C Fitter out of the Concord Yard, was just 34 years old at the time of his… [Read More]
We deeply regret to announce the passing of IBEW 1245 member Robert Anderson, who worked as a lead electrical technician with PG&E’s Protection, Test and Automation team. “Robert collapsed Tuesday morning while working at the FMC Substation in San Jose. He was rushed to O’Connor Hospital in San Jose, where he unfortunately passed away. At… [Read More]
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of 25-year IBEW 1245 member Benito Mendoza, who lost his life to COVID-19 complications on Jan. 29.
It is with a heavy heart that I am reaching out to all of you. After getting word about not needing a bone marrow transplant and that his leukemia was in remission, we got news that [12-year IBEW 1245 member and PG&E Fremont materials handler] Cory Winters had passed away in his sleep. Cory leaves… [Read More]