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IBEW Local 683
939 Goodale Blvd
Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43212
(614) 294-4786
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Marion L. "Joe" Hoover
Marion L. "Joe" Hoover, age 85, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017. Joe was born on October 6, 1932 to the late Herman M. and Opal P. (Lawson) Hoover in The Bottoms on the west side of Columbus. He attended Avondale, Chicago Avenue, Highland Avenue grade schools and West Jr. High School. He was a graduate of Albany High School in Athens County where he was elected Senior Class President and lettered in basketball and baseball. He lived with his grandparents, L.V. and Effie Lawson while attending high school. He married Beverly A. Glaze on December 10, 1955 and they have spent nearly 62 wonderful years of married life together. Joe is survived by Beverly; daughters, LaDesta (aka Leslie) Dick, Mitzi (Andy) Wells and Jennifer (Eric) Huffman; grandchildren, Katie (Justin) Crane, Kelsey Dick, David Dick, Sara (Matthew) Dickey, Marie (Dennis) Langenkamp and Ellen (Nathan) Tigner; as well as two great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Larry Hoover of Rancho Cucamonga, California. Joe started an electrical apprenticeship with IBEW Local 683 in 1951. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS New Kent APA 217 during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1954 as Electrician's Mate 3rd Class. He then resumed his union apprenticeship and became a Journeyman Electrician. He worked in the union office for nearly 25 years as assistant to the Business Manager and the last 15 years prior to retirement, as the Business Manager and Financial Secretary of IBEW Local 683. Other Union positions held were Job Steward, Vice President and President. He also served on numerous committees. Joe was the past president of the Ohio State Electrical Workers and past president of the Southern Ohio Business Manager's Conference. He was the Sergeant at Arms and Executive Board member of the Franklin County M.O.S.T. Committee. Joe served extensively in the community on the Mayor's committee for the Fire District One in Columbus and was a founding member of the Whitehall/Bexley Rotary Club. He served on the board of directors of COTA (Central Ohio Transit Authority) and served a three-year term for the IBEW on the CIR (Council on Industrial Relations) in Washington D.C. He served ten years as a commissioner for CMHA (Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority). He was a long-time member of the Colonial City Moose Lodge 2555 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, a member of the American Legion Post 0090, Ft. Myers, Florida and a member of Local 683 Retiree's Club. Joe and Beverly spent many happy winters in their southern home in Cape Coral, Florida. Family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 pm Thursday at Schoedinger East Chapel, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., where the funeral service will be held 10 am Friday, November 3, 2017. Pastor Ralph Short officiating. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Glenn Norman Mitchell
Glenn Norman Mitchell, age 70, passed away Monday, October 9, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. He was an electrician and retired from DaNite Sign Co. Glenn was an active contributor and board member on numerous organizations, including the Southeast Conservation Club, Leaque of Sportsman, Columbus Seanags and Columbus Power Squadron. Preceded in death by parents, Leonard and Shirley Mitchell; brother, Lawrence Mitchell. Survived by children: Glenn Mitchell Jr, Lori Mitchell (Terry Riser), Matthew (Jamie) Mitchell; Love of his life: Andrea Caito; grandchildren: Jordan (Matt) Robenolt, Keegan Riser, Ashlee, Alexzander and Lukus Mitchell; great grandaughter, Lillie Hill; brothers: Leonard "Larry" (Betty) Mitchell, Edward Mitchell; sister, Shirley "Sue" (Donald) Miller; beloved dog, Sadie; close friends: Dale and Darla Pancoast; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family and too many other friends to mention.  Friends may call at Jerry Spears Funeral Home 2693 W. Broad St Sunday 2-4 p.m. & 6-8 p.m, then after 10 a.m. Monday at St John's Lutheran Church, 3220 Columbus St, Grove City, where service will be held 11 a.m. Rev. Don Allman officiating. Interment Green Lawn Cemetery.
John Raymond Burwell
John Raymond Burwell, age 44, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017. Born December 9,1972 in Columbus, Ohio. John married his wife, Nitari Burwell on May 6, 2016. He graduated from Groveport High School and attended classes at Franklin University.  John was currently a Project Coordinator at Kastle Technologies. He is survived by loving wife, Nitari Burwell; stepdaughter: Ajahnea Garrison; mother: Gala Schrack; brothers, Brian Allan (Alex) Schrack and Mark Edward Burwell; nephew's: John Raymond Burwell and Colton Burwell; great niece: Kinslee Grace. He is also survived by mother-in law, Nina Holmes; sister-in law, LaToya Tipton, nephew's, Jea'Den, Ja'Tavion, Ja'Mariyon; niece's, Ja'Kiyah & Ja'Kaiyla. John is preceded in death by father, James Steven Burwell and brother, Steven Elerry Ault. A celebration of John's life will be held on October 7, 2017 at 53 Sheldon St. Delaware, Ohio 43015 from 11am - 3pm