In Memoriam of past members of Local 16 I.A.T.S.E.

This memorial only lists members who have died in the past 7 years.
If you have a information on or a photo of a passed member you would like to submit contact the Local 16 office.

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Mike Meier

Michael Edward Meier

DOB: 2/22/1949

Deceased: 8/12/2017

Michael worked for countless productions and tours from Disney to Phantom of the Opera and many other movie and event productions in many roles over the years. Michael had a love for show business as well as hang gliding and scuba diving.

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Sandy Howell

 

Sandy Howell

DOB 05/28/1950

Start Date 01/01/1998

Deceased 06/18/2017

Sandy has left us to be on the best designed and painted set ever,
with the best music, in the best outfit,
with some of her best friends.
The rest of us will have to catch up with her on another day.

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John Chapot

 

John Chapot

Initiation date was 04/06/1983

DOB 4/30/1949

Deceased 05/09/2017

He was very active in theatre in college and even after his retirement he was always helping out at small theatre companies.

During his career in Local 16 he served as both a Prop Master and in the carpenter department at the various Theatres in San Francisco. He also was on the construction crews for many movie sets.

In addition to being an outstanding stagehand in the field, John gave generously of his time to Union Activities whether serving on committees, teaching newapprentices or serving as a mentor to many.

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Schreil

Kirk Charles Schreil

l became a member in 1998, and passed away on 4/15/17

Kirk Charles Schreil an audio engineer responsible for the sound in thousands of concerts,
theater performances, trade shows, corporate conferences, presidential receptions and other special events around the Bay Area for over 35 years

Kirk passed away at his post on Saturday, April 15, 2017,
at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco, CA.

He was 60.

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Frank Krumenaker

Frank J Krumenaker.

Born 11/01/1946, initiation date: 10/02/1985

Frank Joseph Krumenaker III passed away peacefully on March 20, 2017. Frank was born in Queens, NY, and graduated from Fordham University with his degree in Economics. After serving a tour in Ecuador with the Peace Corp, he moved to San Francisco in the summer of '69. Frank was a member of Local 16, and worked as a stage hand for the SF Opera Company and the SF Ballet for over 26 years. He met the love of his life, Barbara, and they were married in 1983.

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Tom Cheles

Tom Cheles

 

Tom Cheles was born on 12/19/1945 and died on 1/2/2017. He started in 1997 and became a member on 11/24/2003.

Tom will be missed by all those who knew him.

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Lynn Patrick McKee

Lynn McKee

Lynn Mc Kee was born on 1/4/1942 and died on 1/3/2017. He became a member on 2/6/1980

Lynn Patrick McKee began with the Opera in 1975, was the Assistant Master Electrician in 1983 and by 1987/8 was the Company’s Master Electrician, a post he held until his retirement in 2003-04

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Boyle

On September 12 Local 16 lost Brother Robert Boyle.

Robert Worked in Video Engineering/Screen Switching and Directing for many companies in the industry.

You can help Roberts family at this link

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Michael Fulmer

Michael Fulmer

Michael Fulmer was born February 17 th , 1944 and passed away June 8 th , 2016.

Mike was one of the original model makers at Industrial Light Magic and was instrumental in producing some iconic images that will live in Motion Picture History forever. Among some of his creations were the Millennium Falcon and X Wing Fighter in the “Star Wars Movies” and the bicycle used by Elliott in “ET”.

He was a gifted artisan, welder, and fabricator who used his hands and vast imagination to create mythical movie magic.

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Dwight Williams

Dwight Williams

Dwight passed away on

April 13, 2016.

Dwight was born 1/28/1935 and joined Local 16 11/1/72.

 He spent 10+ years at ACT. and countless film and tv projects.

 

 

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James Segura

James Segura

James was born on 7/30/66 and started with Local 16 on 05/01/96. He became Journeyperson on 10/6/99. James passed away on 2/2/16.

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George Van Buren

van buren

George Van Buren was a
Gold Card member of Local 16.
He was born on 7/18/28
and passed away on 9/18/15.
Attached is an article wrote by
Eddie Raymond about George.

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Jim Ripka

 Jim Ripka

Jim was born 1/15/76 and started working with Local 16 on 4/27/07 as a Rigger.
He started the apprentice program on 10/7/13 and would have graduated at the November meeting of 2016. 

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pat fitzimmons

Remembering Patrick Fitzsimmons

Member Patrick Fitzsimmons was born July 12, 1948 and passed away February 20, 2015.  He was a 44 year member of Local 16.  Pat worked for many years at the San Francisco Opera, on the "Streets of San Francisco"  series, and on many features filmed in San Francisco. He later worked at Industrial Light and Magic .

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LLuree Baker

Luree Baker

Luree Baker passed away December 2014.  Luree was initiated in Local 16 in 1988. Luree was an instructor in San Francisco for many years and taught many of Local 16 stagehand in Theatre. He was on staff with the San Francisco Symphony for many years.

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Vernali
Dave "Keebler" Vernali

1/11/65 - 11/22/14

He was a fine woodworker who loved to design and build, from furniture to home projects. He put his heart and soul into rebuilding his home. He was very proud of his work building stage sets for major films.

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kirkwood
Jack (Copie)Kirkwood

Jack passed away 6-24-2014. He worked from 1965 until he retired in 1994.
Jack Kirkwood was born July 3rd 1936 and became a member of Local 16 in 1967.
He worked at the SF Opera for many years and then became the House Carpenter at the Golden Gate Theatre.

 

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Glen Chadwick

Glen Chadwick passed away August 2014.
Glen was initiated in Local 16 in 1960. He was a former Ice Skater with the Ice Follies and was the Head Carpenter at the Curran for many years. His two sons, Michael and Nick continue to work in Local 16.

 

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Catalano

Michael Catalano
2-15-73 to 7-6-14

Mike lived in Oakland, CA, married with 2 children. Worked through Local 16 for approx 20 years. Worked on many conventions in town as well as film production.

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mullen

Terry Mullen
8-14-69 to 8-8-14

Terry was born in San Jose, CA, lived in Daly City, CA, married with 2 children, worked through Local 16 for approx 15 years. Worked for many years at Phoebus Lighting as well as many other venues in San Francisco.

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Kololke

Kevin Kowolke

12-5-62 to 5-17-14


Kevin was born in La Crosse WI. Worked through Local 16 for approx 20 years, was also a member of Local 141 in La Crosse, WI. Worked in many of the theaters and conventions sites, as well as with FM Productions.

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Patchett

Bill Patchett

1-9-59 to 4-30-14

Bill lived in San Mateo, CA, became a Local 16 member in 1989 upon merger of Local 16 and Local 409.

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Heron

PHILIP HERON

Philip was a journeyman builder and general stagehand. Initiated in 1985 He was also a teacher at
Zelerbach Hall at Berkeley

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dEVLIN

LISA MARIE DEVLIN

11/16/2013

Lisa was a member of Sceinic 800 and a co-worker to meny members of Local 16

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Tolmie


DAVE TOLMIE

10/19/2013

Dave was a Musician, an Audio and General AV tech and a journeyman since 2000

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ART

ART WILLIAMS

9/21/13

Journeyman Builder, fly man, master carpenter.Journeyman since 1985

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Earl A

EARL ANNECSTON

6/30/2013

Earl was a electrician and a shop carpenter and a Local 16 Sargent at arms.

Journeyman since 1954

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kevin R

KEVIN RODGERS

6/12/2013

Journeyman since 2002

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BILL MALEY

2/14/2013

Journeyman since 1954

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RALPH SCHREIBER

1/29/2013

journeyman since 1996

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Rod M

ROD MCLEOD

1/5/2013


Past President Rod McLeod travelled to San Francisco in 1954 and became as Journeyman for Local 16 in 1962. Rod was the House Electrician at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House for approximately two years in the late 1960’s. Rod was elected Treasurer in Local 16 and worked in the office with Eddie Powell, and later became President. When Eddie retired in 1994, Rod became Business Agent Recording Secretary until he retired in 1997. Rod passed away in February 2013.
He is survived by his son, John McLeod, who is also a member of our esteemed Local.

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GREG (SCOOTER) TOTTEN

12/20/12 

Journeyman member since 2000

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THOMAS BROWN

10/31/12

Projectionist, Journeyman Member since 1989

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RICHARD CUCINOTTA

10/22/2012

Journeyman since 1987

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FRANK TANNER

9/17/2012

Worked with Local 16 since 1997

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DONALD E. KERNS

8/9/2012

Journeyman since 1984

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JOSEPH G. LAURICELLA

1/1/2012

Journeyman since 1963

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mowdy

RICH MOWDEY

7/31/2012

Audio Engineer, Journeyman since 1972

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Max Christense

MAX CHRISTENSEN

8/30/2011

SF Opera Audio Department Head

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STEPHEN P MC CUE

7/31/2011

Journeyman since 2007

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Jerry Jones

JERRY JONES

7/27/2011

Journeyman since 1992

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GARY C HEIDER

1/26/2011

Journeyman since 1980

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KENNETH R SJOGREN

7/1/2010

Journeyman since 2002

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RICHARD E BROWN JR

6/23/2010

Journeyman since 1989

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stien

JEFFEREY PETER STEIN

1/19/2010

Camera Operator, Audio Visual
Tech

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DENNIS A POPE

7/30/2009

Journeyman since 1971

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wilcox

MICHAEL WILLCOX

1/26/2009

Journeyman since 1970

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MARK C BUCK

10/16/08

Journeyman since 1995

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LANCE V BRACKETT

10/09/2008

Journeyman since 1992

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DAVID E MURPHY

7/11/2008

Journeyman since 1984

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RICHARD E LABUHN

6/17/2008

Journeyman since 1966

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DANNY SARRIS SR

4/17/2008

Journeyman since 1952

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JACK M KOSTELNIK

2/23/08

Journeyman since 1998

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JAMES A LEWIS

7/14/07

Journeyman since 1965

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Marshal

ALBERT L MARSHALL

6/18/07

Video Engineer, Local 16 Business Agent

Journeyman since 1992

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RICK G BLIDE

6/12/07

Journeyman since 1983

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ROBERT A JOHNSON

5/20/07

Journeyman since 1989

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ROBERT K BARNARD

5/19/07

Journeyman since 1985

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SANDRA S BUTLER

12/22/06

Camera operator, Video engineer

Journeyman since 1992