Member Obituaries

RECENT PASSINGS

Edward Finder – 58 Year Gold Card Member
Died December 10, 2017 at 79 years old

Brother Finder was indentured by Joseph Finder Bricklaying in August 1959 and spent his entire career there, before retiring in 1990.


Arden Clemonds – 67 Year Gold Card Member
Died December 3, 2017 at 92 years old

Brother Clemonds was originally initiated into the Bricklayers Union Local #44 of Illinois in 1950 and worked most of his career for Kaestner Brickwork and Hummert Brickwork, both Illinois Contractors. After transferring to Local #1 of Missouri, he worked for Zekoll Masonry before retiring.


Jeremy Singleton –9 Year Member
Died November 17, 2017 at 37 years old

Brother Singleton was indentured by Superior Waterproofing, where he spent the first half of his PCC career. He has also worked for Gateway Waterproofing, Leonard Masonry, and last worked for Staat Tuckpointing.


Henry Barchet – 44 Year Member
Died November 17, 2017 at 64 years old

Brother Barchet was indentured to Korn Masonry, where he spent many years of his career, before moving on to Davis Brickwork. He has also worked for Landers, Spencer, Leonard, Frisch, Meyer, and, most recently, Swanson Masonry, where he in 1998 on Disability.


James Morgan – 39 Year Member
Died November 16, 2017 at 61 years old

Brother Morgan was initiated into Bricklayers Local 1 in August 1978, working for Spencer Brickwork for the majority of his career. For the last few years prior to retiring, he worked for Frisch, John Smith Masonry, and retired from The Jones Company after 7 years.


Terrance Mannion – 53 Year Gold Card Member
Died November 14, 2017 at 73 years old

Brother Mannion was indentured to Zekoll Masonry in 1964, before initiating as a Journeyman Bricklayer in 1968. After working several years for Zekoll, he moved on to Daues, Vehige and John Smith Masonry, before retiring after 13 years at Fred Davis Brickwork.


Gerald Meyer – 52 Year Gold Card Member
Died October 1, 2017 at 77 years old

Brother Meyer joined Bricklayers Local 23 in September 1965, working in the Ste. Genevieve area before transferring to Bricklayers Local 1 in July 1981. He spent the rest of his career with Leonard and Ste. Genevieve Builders before retiring in 1995.


Arnold Yount – 46 Year Member
Died September 11, 2017 at 73 years old

Brother Yount joined Local 1 Oklahoma in September 1971 as a Journeyman PCC, before transferring to Local 1 of Missouri in January 1973. He spent the majority of his career with Leonard Masonry and Milligan Brickwork before retiring in 1993.


Antone Paul Zahari – 67 Year Gold Card Member
Died September 11, 2017 at 89 years old

Brother Zahari initiated in March of 1950 as a Local 1 Signatory Brick Contractor partnered with Brother Hesselbach before retiring in 1991.


Louis (Dan) Hauhe – 61 Year Gold Card Member
Died August 6, 2017 at 80 years old

Brother Hauhe initiated into Local 65 of Illinois before transferring to Local 1 of Missouri in May of 1987. He spent the majority of his career with John Smith Masonry and Marvin Peebles Masonry.


James Ayres – 57 Year Gold Card Member
Died August 13, 2017 at 78 years old

Brother Ayres was originally initiated into Local 12 of Missouri in July of 1960. After transferring to Local 1 of Missouri, he spent many years with B&K Tuckpointing prior to retiring.


Coy Short, Jr. – 48 Year Member
Died August 13, 2017 at 78 years old

Brother Short initiated into Local 8 of Illinois in May of 1969, transferring to Local 1 in 1988. He spent many years working for Spencer Brickwork, Milligan and Roy Elam Masonry before retiring from Swanson Masonry in 2000.


Richard McKinney – 41 Year Member
Died June 8, 2017 at 64 years old

Brother McKinney joined Local 1 in October 1975, working several years for Leonard Masonry, before spending the majority of his career with, and retiring from, Koellings Brickwork.


Herbert Askins – 66 Year Gold Card Member
Died June 14, 2017 at 91 years old

Brother Askins joined Local 1 in December 1950 as a Cement Block Layer, retiring in 2000.


David Bruggeman – 41 Year Member
Died June 20, 2017 at 65 years old

Brother Bruggeman was indentured in 1971, initiating as a Journeyman in 1975. He spent most of his career working as a Refractory Specialist primarily for Gillespie & Powers and M.D. Magary, with small breaks to work for JDS and Martin Heck Brickwork, from whom he retired in 2006.


Danny Pratt – 50 Year Gold Card Member
Died July 13, 2017 at 68 years old

Brother Pratt initiated with Local 23 of Missouri in April 1967 before transferring to Local 1 in August 1979. He spent the majority of his career with John Smith Masonry, and a few years in business as Signatory Contractor Schlereth-Pratt, partnered with our late Brother Richard Schlereth. Prior to retiring in 2008, he worked for Heitkamp and again for John Smith Masonry.