It is with deep regret that we inform you of the passing of Deron Castro. Deron is the younger Brother to Ben Castro, Sr. Ben serves as Assistant Business Manager at CBS. Our prayers are with the Castro family at this difficult time.
Funeral Arrangements are listed as followed.
IBEW Local 1212
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
It is with sad news that I inform the membership that Terry Leitz at the age of 71 died peacefully of natural causes while recovering from pneumonia on July 7, 2018. Terry’s hire date as a member of IBEW Local 1212 was November 1985. His work spanned four decades at CBS while working in the maintenance shop.
Terry’s roots began in New Orleans before leaving for New York. He worked as a broadcast engineer at WWL New Orleans. There he also served the title of Business Manager of IBEW Local 1139. Terry also had stops at NBC Burbank, WOR-TV, Reeves Teletape; and eventually CBS.
For those who knew Terry; he was described as a nice but quiet guy who was very knowledgeable in the field of Broadcast. He worked overnights for many years at CBS but managed to service this local with designing the Union’s website in the early 2000’s before handing it off to one of our current administrators. It should also be recognized and noted that Terry was a member of the Marine Corp and served in the Vietnam War.
Terry was survived by his wife, Lucille O’Brien Leitz; sister, Mary Ann, his children, Barbara Leitz Barnes and Robert Terrence Leitz; grandchildren, Blake Harris Barnes, Madison Barnes, Cameron Barnes, Robert Terrence (Beaux) Leitz, Jr. Lacey Leitz, Meghan Leitz McLeod and great grandchildren, Ayden Leitz, Rylee Leitz, McKenzie Leigh Leitz; as well as many others that knew and loved him.
Terry’s services were last week with a viewing and a Mass service. He is already missed, and our condolences go out to his family at this time. Thank you for serving our country and thank you for your time as a member of this local Brother Leitz. Rest in peace.
Business Manager – IBEW Local 1212
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I am pleased to announce that the 2018 Election has been tabulated. Please join me in congratulating the Executive Board and supporting them over the new term.
It is with my deepest gratitude that I thank previous Board Members for their involvement with the well-being of IBEW Local 1212. Your time, dedication and support are very much appreciated.
I would like to thank the entire membership for supporting me as Business Manager. I am proud and humbled to serve the membership of this great local.
Business Manager/Financial Secretary
President – Michael Naeder
Vice President – William Zizza
Recording Secretary – Perry Russell
Business Manager/Financial Secretary – Ralph Avigliano
Treasurer – Joseph Gerardi
Emanuel Tambakakis, Ian Handler
Mike Mohr in Studio
Vinnie Shields, Dawn Howes
Mark Degennaro, Ben Winstanley, Paul Schneller
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