Tag Archives: deaths

Nina Endicott

Longtime Bakersfield Electric employee “Nana” was beloved at storied company Nina Geraldine (Edgar) Endicott, affectionately known as “Nana” age 72, died peacefully on August 3, 2020 in Bakersfield, California. Nina was born on September 2, 1947 to Howard Edgar and Pearl Singleton. Nina attended South High School and was a successful business owner and enjoyed […]

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Tragedy Linked to Duke Energy

Young man dies from electrocution in Indiana backyard The phrase “in your own backyard” is often attributed to fearsome dangers, risks, or trends that occur to close to home for one’s comfort. In the case of Chandler Loehmann, a 22-year old from southern Vigo County, Indiana, his family’s own backyard was the source of danger. […]

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The Shoemaker Legacy

Remembering Fred Kletrovets of Shoemaker Industrial Solutions, Columbus, Ohio  Fred Kletrovets, long-time owner and president of Shoemaker Industrial Solutions in Columbus, Ohio, passed away on January 1, 2020 at the age of 79. He leaves behind an impressive legacy of leadership and philanthropy. Fred was the owner and president of Shoemaker Industrial Solutions for 37 […]

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Electrocutions Strike Mining Facilities

MSHA reports two accidental electrical deaths in West Va., Louisiana In somber news, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported two fatalities due to electrocution in the month of August, one in West Virginia and one in Louisiana. The first, which occurred on August 7, occurred at the South Hollow Prep Plant and Loadout […]

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Dawn Misko Remembered

EASA Customer Service Specialist worked at the association for 20 years On April 4, we lost a wonderful person and recognizable face in the EASA community. EASA’s own Dawn Misko, a customer service specialist for 20 years, passed away at age 48, the association announced Monday on its Facebook page.

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James Estes

Esteemed cartoonist passes away at age 77 EA learned of sad news this week, as one of our longtime contributors passed away at the age of 77. James Estes was one of the EA cartoonists who brought “Cy’s Super Service” to life, the trusted comic strip in every monthly issue of Electrical Apparatus. He also […]

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Thomas “Ricky” Wright, Jr.

Lifelong employee of Electric Motor Shop in Wake Forest passes away This week, EA’s thoughts are with Electric Motor Shop, of Wake Forest, N.C., as it mourns the passing of one of its keystone members: Thomas Richard “Ricky” Wright, Jr., who passed away November 4. A native of Wake Forest, Ricky graduated from Wake Forest […]

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Elsie Dickson Barks, 1923-2018

Remembering our publisher & co-founder Elsie Dickson Barks, Publisher Emeritus of Electrical Apparatus magazine and co-founder of Barks Publications, Inc., died at her home in Chicago on December 7, 2018, at the age of 95. Mrs. Barks was born November 26, 1923, in Masterton, Ohio, the daughter of Dr. Harry Ellis Dickson and Faye Pryor Dickson. She attended […]

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Obituary: Bill Swiger

Swiger Coil founder and industry fixture passes away William E. Swiger, Sr., founder of Swiger Coil Systems, Inc., passed away this week at the age of 92. Mr. Swiger, known as Bill, was the formative mind behind Swiger Coil, the Cleveland-based coil manufacturer now owned by Wabtec. Swiger—the company—has enriched the pages of Electrical Apparatus, […]

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Kopp Shop

Buffalo native, 77, brought us the surge protector When it comes to successful inventions, a recorded lineage of hits and misses exists in consumer electronics. Practicality is the name of the game; and safety can often be the genesis of that requirement. Harold P. Kopp, who passed away last month at age 77, put a […]

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