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The 2021-2022 Course Schedule for the Electrical Trades Center has been added to our website. These courses are available to IBEW Local 683 members. 

Paul G. Dorsey
Paul G. Dorsey, 85, of Johnstown, passed away Saturday September 18, at the home of his daughter Diana surrounded by his loving family. Paul was born on March 1, 1936 in Columbus to Thomas Edgar Dorsey and Edith Marie (Schwartz) Dorsey. Paul attended Rosary and Aquinas schools and graduated from Columbus South High School in 1954. After graduation Paul joined Local Union 683 I.B.E.W. He went on to become President, Vice President, and Secretary of Local Union 683 and served many years on the Executive Board. He lobbied to Congress for better labor rights and living wages on behalf of the union in the 60’s and 70’s and Paul was a working member of IBEW for 43 years before retirement. On May 21, 1965 Paul was united in marriage to Doris (Clark) Dorsey. Paul served in the Ohio Army National Guard from 1955 to 1967. In 1975, after a trip to Virginia and a tour of Gettysburg, he became interested in the Civil War. After many years of studying the civil war and visiting battle sites, he became well versed in Civil War history, and was known as the unofficial Civil War Historian to his family and friends, and surrounding areas. Paul enjoyed being surrounded by friends and family, drinking a brewski, eating popcorn and pizza, telling stories and jokes, and having a good laugh. Paul was an avid sports fan but baseball was his passion. He coached many baseball and softball teams in the local area for 30+ years. He loved going to the Columbus Clippers games, following and watching Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Doris, daughters Teresa Carter and Lynda Perry and his sisters Kathleen Hengley and MaryJane Pyers. He is survived by his daughters, Diana (Richard) Wewetzer of Alexandria, OH, and Sarah Dorsey (Lauren Toups) of Columbus, grandchildren Steven Claypool, Michelle Romaine, Mike Romaine, Christopher Wewetzer, Jesse Wewetzer, Kate Perry, Allison Perry, Dawn Rae and Raeann Carter, 21 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren. Calling hours will be from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at CROUSE-KAUBER-FRALEY FUNERAL HOME, 225 N. Main St., Johnstown, OH 43031. Paul is a member of Church of the Ascension of Johnstown, Ohio and will receive a mass of Christian burial on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Stephen Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Green Hill Cemetery. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s Association, or the National MS Society.

David L. Bush
David Bush, 57, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away September 10, 2021.

He was born in Columbus, OH on August 24, 1964 to John and Bernice (Dooley) Bush.
He is preceded in death by his father, John.
Surviving family includes his loving mother, Bernice Smith; brother, John (Michelle) Bush; sister, Brenda ( Richie) Bush; step daughter, Misty (Terry) Amburgey; nieces, Britney (Jackson) Hayes, Kathryn Bush, Brandy Blackburn, Brooke Blackburn; significant other, Jenni McClelland.
Dave was member of the Worthington Moose Lodge 1427 since 2007.
He also worked as an IBEW Local 683 electrician for about 30 years.
Dave will be missed by those who loved him.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in Dave's name to the American Cancer Society.
There is a bus trip planned for the November 7th Bengals-Browns game. Tickets are $100 which covers cost of ticket and food and beverages. Contact Mike Morey at the 683 Union Hall, 614-294-4786, to get signed up and for more information.