Local 100 members and officers are mourning the passing of Duane MacMenamie, Vice Chair of the Line Equipment & Signals Division. Duane had recently retired amidst a difficult battle with cancer. He died on July 30, 2015 from complications after surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. He was only 59 years old.
Brother MacMenamie had been with TWU for the past 25 years as a member of the Lighting Section of LES. He had served as an officer for the past 15 years in several capacities, including most recently as Division Vice Chair. Local 100 President John Samuelsen offered the union’s heartfelt condolences to his wife, Linda, and sister, Donna. “Duane was a great union activist and even better person. We are all going to miss his friendship and humor, and the members he served so well are going to miss his advocacy on their behalf.”
Local 100 MOW Vice President Tony Utano echoed those sentiments, saying: “Duane was a real fighter for his members. He fought for them with the same vigor he tried to fight the cancer that has finally taken him. We are all heartbroken here in Maintenance of Way.” LES Chair John Chiarello added: “You can never replace a person like Duane. He brought so much energy and vitality to his job. It was a pleasure to work with him and to call him a friend.”
Arrangements for Brother MacMenamie are as follows:
Viewing: Thursday Aug. 6, 2015, 4:00pm-8:00pm, Gray Memorial Funeral Home, 12 Springfield Ave., Cranford, NJ, 07016. Tel: 1-908-276-0092
Funeral Services: 9:30am Friday August 7, 2015, St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, 40 Alden St, Cranford, NJ 07016
Interment: Fair View Cemetery in Middletown, NJ.
John Samuelsen, President * Earl Phillips, Secretary Treasurer * LaTonya Crisp-Sauray, Recording Secretary * Angel Giboyeaux, Administrative Vice President
Tony Utano, Vice President, Maintenance of Way * John Chiarello, Chair, LES-MOW * Richard Rocco, Chiar, Structure-MOW * Paul Navarro, Chair, Track-MOW * Ed DeCamillis, Chair, Power-MOW