All Memorial/Obituary Articles

In Memoriam: Greg Etue
Tadano Mantis Regional Business Manager Greg Etue passed away on August 25th.
In Memoriam: Wayne P. Kokta
Wayne P. Kokta of Dawes Rigging and Crane Rental/DST Inc. passed away on August 28, 2021.
John Gillespie 1952 to 2021
Industry icon John Gillespie 1952 to 2021
Looking back at historic Freedom Tower construction
Lifting and placing the spire atop the One World Trade Center building in NYC was an incredible feat of engineering. 
Crosby supports Rigging for the Troops program
The Crosby Group will donate a portion of its U.S. sales to the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
SC&RA stalwart Terry Young passes
Former SC&RA Chairman and President Terry Young was known for his professionalism, optimism and love of the construction industry. He wanted to make the industry safer.
Francina Marie Pride-Motz: 1974-2021
Longtime crane and access industry publisher Franci Motz has passed away at the age of 46
In Memoriam: Douglas Allen Ball
Douglas Allen Ball, 77 of St. James, NC passed away unexpectedly on March 16th, 2021.
SC&RA creates Doug Ball Memorial Scholarship
SC&RA has funded the initial endowment of the Doug Ball Scholarship to honor Ball’s memory and industry contributions.
In Memoriam: Stephen Edward Pirigyi
Stephen Edward Pirigyi, a heavy equipment industry titan, passed away on February 26, 2021. 
In Memoriam: Carmelo (Carl) S. Marino
Carmelo (Carl) S. Marino, president of S.G. Marino Crane, has passed away at 77.
In Memoriam: John “Jack” Peter Barclay, Jr.
Former chairman and chief executive officer of Wire Rope Corporation of America dies at 91.
In Memoriam: Bragg McLeod, 1928-2021
Bragg McLeod was a former president of the Heavy Specialized Carriers Conference, (a precursor to the SC&RA)
In Memoriam: Jake Liptak
Jake Liptak, one of the co-founders of ALL Erection and Crane Rental Corp., was a pioneer in the crane rental business.
In Memoriam: Jerome “Jake” Liptak, 1938-2021
Jerome “Jake” Liptak, one of the co-founders of ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp., passed away Wednesday, January 27.
Otto Rettenmaier 1926-2020
Transporter Industry International Group founder Otto Rettenmaier dies at 93
Christian Chalupny: 1942-2020
Christian Chalupny, president and CEO of Morrow Equipment passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020.
Jay Shiffler: 1952 - 2019
It is with sadness that we report the passing of Jay Shiffler, crane industry veteran and family man
Bill Franz 1958-2019
Bill Franz, vice president of marketing at Mazzella Companies, passed away on Friday, August 16
An industry icon: James Lomma, 1945-2019
James Lomma was a humble and committed industry leader who was known for his professionalism, humanitarianism and lasting friendships.
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