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The IBEW Local 48 Business Office and Dispatch have resumed operations as outlined in the Emergency Hiring Hall Rule Amendment dated March 23, 2020.

Dispatch will begin the evening of July 15, 2020 at 6:00pm.

Please continue to check the COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATES page on our website (click here to be redirected)  and follow our Local 48 Facebook page.

Due to the circumstances surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19 Local 48 will be closing its business office effective Monday, March 23, 2020. Local 48 staff will still be dispatching members as outlined in the Emergency Amendment to the Hiring Hall Rules. If you feel that you need in person assistance, please call 503-256-4848. Basic dues may be paid by phone, online or mail. The Local’s staff will continue to serve our membership via phone and e-mail during this difficult time. You can find all staff phone numbers and e-mails under the Leadership Tab of this website. 

In Memoriam

October 14, 1938 - September 26, 2020

Milford joined Local 48 in July 1997.  He retired in January 2007.  No service will be held.

April 14, 1948 - September 24, 2020

Peter joined Local 48 in May 1979.  He retired in March 2007.  No service is planned at this time.

December 7, 1963 - September 20, 2020

 Wesley joined Local 48 in August 1993.  He retired in April 2016.  A memorial will be held probably next summer.  In leiu of flowers, donations can be made to a diabetes foundation of your choice.

August 9, 1940 - September 5, 2020

Ernest joined Local 48 in June 1965.  He retired in September 2002.  A service has already been held.

 

https://crowncremationburial.com/tribute/details/14653/Ernest-Pine/obituary.html#content-start

March 31, 1950 - August 10, 2020

Peter joined Local 48 in September 1996.  He retired in April 2015.

 

Here is a link to his obituary.  https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/litchfieldcountytimes/obituary.aspx?n=peter-alan-pasch&pid=196797084

August 15, 1924 - August 9, 2020

Harry joined Local 970 in June 1966.  He retired in 1986.

August 15, 1924 - January 16, 2020

Glenn joined Local 48 in October 1966.  He retired in February 1987.  

February 14, 1940 - September 6, 2020

Terry joined Local 48 in May 1991.  He retired in March 2005.  No service is planned at this time.

November 20, 1937 - August 30, 2020

Ernst joined Local 48 in April 1984.  He retired in December 2002.  No service is planned at this time.

July 12, 1938 - September 12, 2020

William joined Local 48 in June 1997.  He retired in October 2003.  There will be no memorial service.

November 18, 1937 - August 13, 2020

Allan joined Local 48 in December 1979.  He retired in December 1999.  No service will be held at this time.

https://www.tributearchive.com/obituaries/17987165/Allan-Johnston

June 14, 1935 - July 26, 2020

George joined Local 48 in January 1960.  He retired in July 1997.  No service is planned at this time.

August 13, 1927 - July 25, 2020

Dean joined Local 48 in April 1956.  He retired in September 1989.  A graveside service will be held on August 4th at 10 AM. At the Mountainside Cemetery, 17675 SW Hillsboro Highway, Hillsboro, OR.

November 23, 1938 - July 21, 2020

 Richard joined Local 48 in February 1972.  He retired in September 2004.  No service is planned at this time.

May 19, 1942 - July 2, 2020

Albert joined Local 48 in June 1995.  He retired in June 2007.  A service may be planned at a later date.

July 7, 1932 - July 5, 2020

James joined Local 48 in July 1957.  He retired in August 1994.  A service may be held at a later date.

February 17, 1931 - July 15, 2020

Vernon joined Local 280 in August 1958.  He transferred to Local 970 in 1976. He retired in March 1996.

 A service may be held at a later date.

August 6, 1937 - June 23, 2020

Robert joined Local 517 in March 1964.  He transferred to Local 48 in February 1971.  He retired in September 1999.  No service is planned at this time.

February 15, 1924 - May 28, 2020

Edward joined Local 48 in October 1948.  He retired in March 1989.

A service may be held later this year.

May 4, 1930 - June 1, 2020

Donald joined Local 48 in September 1953.  He retired in June 1992.

A service will hopefully take place in September.

August 20, 1951 - May 28, 2020

William joined Local 48 in September 1991.  He retired in November 2015.  A private service will be held this month.

October 27, 1940 - May 25, 2020

Micheal joined Local 48 in July 1995.  He retired in November 2005.

No service is planned at this time.

September 20, 1945 - May 8, 2020

Anthony joined Local 48 in August 1988.  He retired in September 2008.

 A service may be held later this summer.  In leiu of flowers, donations can be made to the Clark County Food Bank, 6502 NE 47th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98661.

April 25, 1963 - May 7, 2020

Mark joined Local 48 In August 1987. 

 

A service will be held, hopefully, later this summer.

May 26, 1954 - April 20, 2020

Wayman joined Local 48 in November 1995.  He retired in July 2018.

August 2, 1935 - March 25, 2020

Jerry joined Local 970 in April 1970.  He retired in November 2012.

No service is planned at this time.

August 22, 1949 - March 27, 2020

William joined Local 970 in January 1969.  He retired in September 2011.  There is no service planned at this time.

March 20, 1929 - February 20, 2020

Willis joined Local 48 in February 1964.  He retired in April 1994.

 

Please follow the link to his obituary.

https://obits.columbian.com/obituaries/columbian/obituary.aspx?n=willis-lloyd-slack-bill&pid=195563510

December 20, 1944 - February 24, 2020

Gary joined Local 46 in April 1964.  He then transferred to Local 970 in July 1974.  He retired before our merger.

 

Here is a link to his obituary. https://www.yakimaherald.com/obituaries/gary-hetland/article_3f1ec4fa-5a88-11ea-b2e6-e73a70447a2c.html

February 8, 1954 - February 25, 2020

Curtis joined Local 48 in September 1990.  He retired in January 2011.  Memorial service information is in the obituary.  Please click on the link.

 

https://greshamfuneral.com/obituary/curt-heide/

March 20, 1936 - March 1, 2020

Barry joined Local 48 in November 1957.  He retired in April 1998. 

A service will be held sometime this summer.

October 28, 1934 - January 15, 2020

Jack joined Local 48 in May 1990.  He retired in December 1999.  A service has already been held.

June 30, 1950 - February 2, 2020

Randall joined Local 48 in April 1991.  He retired in November 2011.  A service will be held this spring, details to follow soon.

January 12, 1947 - January 15, 2020

Daniel joined Local 970 in December 1974.  He retired in February 2009.  A gathering will be held at his house on February 29th from 1pm - 5pm.  There will be light snacks, please feel free to bring a dish or beverage that you may have shared with Daniel.

 

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January 13, 1940 - January 5, 2020

John joined Local 48 in March 1990.  He retired in March 2005. 

Here is a link to his service info.  https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/portland-or/john-laverdure-8987690

May 27, 1945 - December 11, 2019

Rick joined Local 48 in December 1995.  He retired in June 2010.

 

 https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/registerguard/obituary.aspx?n=richard-lee-grabner&pid=194714529&fhid=2246

March 17, 1924 - January 7, 2020

Richard joined Local 48 in October 1952.  He retired in November 1994.  No service is planned at this time.

September 9, 1927 - January 2, 2020

Bertram joined Local 48 in September 1952.  He retired in October 1989.  A celebration of life is tentitively planned for this summer.

October 28, 1942 - December 26, 2019

Gary joined Local 48 in June 1960.  He retired in November 2004.

Please find service info in the obituary linked here.  https://www.crowncremationburial.com/obituaries/obituary/17741_Gary_Lawson

February 5, 1940 - December 30, 2019

Bobbie joined Local 48 in August 1971.  He retired in November 2000.

 A service will be held on January 7 at 12:30 pm at the Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 NE 112th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98684.

 

https://www.evergreenmemorialgardens.com/obituaries/Bobbie-Williams-Durdin?obId=... More

December 20, 1922 - December 26, 2019

Lloyd joined Local 970 in January 1954.  He retired in March 1985.

 

A private service will be held next week.

November 12, 1934 - December 19, 2019

Jefferson joined Local 48 in October 1959.  He retired in December 1996.  A service will be held on January 11th at 11 A.M. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1122 Diagonal St, Clarkston, WA  99403.  All are welcome to attend.

March 5, 1938 - December 11, 2019

Melvin joined Local 48 in April 1957.  He retired in April 2000.  A service has already been held.

https://www.evergreenmemorialgardens.com/obituaries/Melvin-Curtis-Dryer?obId=9567250

September 7, 1985 - December 7, 2019

Miguel joined Local 48 in October 2008. No service is planned at this time.

May 23, 1939 - November 17, 2019

Charles joined Local 970 in February 1976.  He retired in 2002.  A service has already been held.

June 19, 1929 - December 7, 2019

Merle joined Local 48 in August 1966.  He retired in July 1991.  A service will be held on December 16, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 SE Mt. Scott Blvd, Happy Valley, OR.

October 30, 1956 - November 23, 2019

Fred joined Local 48 in May 1997.  He was just getting to fully retire this month.  

A service will be held on December 7th at 1 P.M. at Heritage Church, 8803 NE 76th St, Vancouver, WA for any that would like to attend.

May 2, 1935 - November 7, 2019

Derrell joined Local 46 in July 1960.  He transferred to Local 48 in April 1974.  He retired in June 1997.  A service will be held sometime in May 2020.  Info will be posted once it is finalized.

January 24, 1951 - November 21, 2019

 Marcus joined Local 48 in April 1975.  He retired in February 2013.  There will be a service sometime in March.  Details will be posted once it is finalized.

 

https://www.tualatinvalleyfa.com/obituaries/Marcus-Hanseth?obId=9087834#/obituaryInfo

December 18, 1950 - November 15, 2019

Sidney joined Local 48 in July 1972.  He retired in October 2012.  

Below is the information about the Celebration of Life for Sid.

 To the friends of Sid Seymour, we are very sad to inform you that Sid unexpectedly passed away on November 15th. We invite you to join us in... More

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