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The IBEW Local 683 Union offices will be closed 11/24/2022 and 11/25/2022.
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John D. Tinney
John Tinney, age 60, of Columbus passed away on November 17, 2022. He was born on April 19, 1962 in Sutton, WV to parents John and Carol Tinney. John is preceded in death by his sister, Melinda Anderson; grandparents, John Basil and Yula Tinney, Franklin and Eula Fisher.

John is survived by his wife, Kathy; parents, John and Carol Tinney; sister, Amanda (Jim) Altieri; children, Joshua Tinney, Curtis Tinney, Rachel Tinney; and many other family and friends.
John worked as a union electrician with IBEW 683 and Atlas for 30 years. He loved his animals, Levi, Beau and Frankie. He was an avid OSU fan and enjoyed fishing during his free time. John loved to travel to the Caribbean Islands and hanging out with friends.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in honor of John to the American Diabetes Association.
Visitation will be held 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Friday, November 25, 2022 at Newcomer Grove City, 3393 Broadway. Service will begin at 12:00 p.m.


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Edward J. Fitzpatrick
Edward “Eddie” Jay Fitzpatrick, born May 9th, 1932, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, passed away November 13th, 2022, at his home in Marengo, Ohio. At the age of 14 he moved to Columbus, Ohio and met his sweetheart Maxine who just happened to live right across the street. They eloped at the age of 20 in Indiana and he became the patriarch of the Fitzpatrick clan. He and Maxine celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary October 04, 2022. His love for The Man Upstairs, his wife and family are evident in the legacy he has left behind.
Prior to being drafted into the Army he was part of the air crew on bomber planes in the Navel Air Reserve at Port Columbus. He was a member of the infantry in the Army while stationed in Germany. His pride in serving his country never faded and he never failed to support all who served.
In 1953 he followed in his grandfather’s and father’s footsteps and became an electrician for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 683 Columbus, OH. He worked closely with his father, brothers Bill (Greg) and Wayne and eventually his nephew Danny over his 69 years with the Local. He was a master at his craft.
Eddie was a Life Member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, The Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Ohio Linden Lodge No 637 and the Aladdin Shriners.
Eddie had a joy for life and adventure. When he was in his late teens you would find him at Columbus Motor Speedway racing stock cars around the track and later on the pit crew for Fitzpatrick Motor Sports. He was bitten by the flying bug while looking out of the front of the planes in the Navel Air reserves. Along with racing he was a Private pilot including aerobatics, and was a certified scuba diver. He inspired many others to join him in his adventures. He often reflected back saying "I have a good life. I got to do everything I wanted, it was so exciting!"
He was a thinker, master tinker and a teacher. He loved figuring out how things worked, taking it apart and putting it back together again. He also loved to fix and build new things so he could work smarter not harder. Then, if you asked, or not, he would teach you how to do the same thing.
Ed was the youngest 90-year-old you would ever meet. Even he found it hard to believe that he was that old himself. He ran circles around all of us. Whenever he met someone new and they found out his age they were so amazed.
He was loved fiercely, completely, and extraordinarily. He was our giant, our protector, our voice of reason, our favorite “Old Man”. He had a look that could melt your heart or give you hell. And his laugh… a chuckle at first but if something was really funny, a snort would come out.
And oh… did he give the best hugs. His passing leaves an unfillable hole within our family but we will carry him in our hearts each day.
Edward was preceded in death by his parents, William J Fitzpatrick and Dorothy (Sams) Fitzpatrick. He is survived by his loving wife Maxine (Neill) Fitzpatrick, brothers, Gregory (Julia) Fitzpatrick and Wayne Fitzpatrick. His Daughters, Cindy (Joe) Bridges and Jeanette Fitzpatrick. His Grand Daughters Ashley (Corey) Bush and Kristin (Trey) Mollette. His Great Grandkids Samantha, CJ, Bush, Nick, Ariana, and Lux Mollette and many nieces and nephews. A sister-in-law Sharron Neill along with many, many close friends.
The family would like to thank all who lovingly helped us care for Ed during the last few months and especially the last few days of his wonderful life.
In keeping with his wishes, no service will be held. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider to donate to Ed’s favorite charities: Hospice of Ohio (Morrow County), Edison Enterprise Baptist Church Pantry (Edison, Ohio), Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Salvation Army or Shriners Hospital. Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Edward’s family. Special memories or condolences may be shared by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.


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The 2022-2023 Course Schedule for the Electrical Trades Center has been added to our website. These courses are available to IBEW Local 683 members.