Brother Ron Ash, age 77 passed away on 11/24/23. Ron received his 45 year member pin in April of this year. He retired in April, 2010 after spending 32 years on stage, working many of those years at Universal Studios.
Brother Dennis Di Cristina age 82 passed away on August 31st, 2023. Brother Di Cristina was a 47 year member of Local 728 having been obligated in February of 1976. Dennis retired on August 1st 2006 after a 30 year career as a Local 728 lighting technician. One of his last jobs was as a lamp operator on Spiderman 2.
I regret having to inform the membership of the passing of Brother Robert "Bob" Amerian, age 81 on August 28th, 2023. Bob Amerian became a Local 728 member on January 27th, 1968 and was a 55 year member of Local 728. Bob retired in January 2002 after a 34 year career in Set Lighting. His son Bob Amerian Jr.
I regret having to inform the membership that former Local 728 member Dave Devlin passed away this week at the age of 56. Brother Devlin took an honorable withdrawal in October 2015 from Local 728 when he became a member of Local 600. Details are few. We will update this post as we receive them.