Member obituaries

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Jeff Peronto, a longtime member of the Full Time Faculty Chapter of Local 243, who taught music at MATC and directed the Madison Municipal Band, several jazz ensembles and the pit orchestras for the MATC musicals A complete obituary is published below:

MADISON – Jeffrey Lee Peronto, age 64, passed into eternal life on February 25th, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with renal cancer. Jeff was born on June 14, 1949 in Milwaukee to Lillian and Leroy Peronto. Educated at Marquette University HS and UW-Madison, he worked as a musician and teacher for 37 years. Jeff was most proud of his career at MATC, where he taught music and directed the Madison Municipal Band, several jazz ensembles and the pit orchestras for the MATC musicals. Also an expert photographer, Jeff loved taking pictures, not only during his travels, but also through the lens of a telescope. He loved to mentor anyone interested in photography.

Some may remember Jeff’s appearance on the Today Show with Jane Pauley, where he offered tips on shooting photos of Haley’s Comet for the amateur photographer. Jeff later appeared on CNN and Fox, as well.

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Randy Hammer

A service and Celebration of Life for Local 243 union brother Randy Hammer, senior project leader in Technology Services, who died from a cardiac-related incident last Thursday, will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at the Lake Windsor Golf club, 4628 Golf Road, Windsor, Wisconsin. Friends and family are invited to attend the service at 2 p.m. and the Celebration of Life from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Here is the complete published obituary for Randy:

SUN PRAIRIE – Randy Lee Hammer, age 59, transitioned unexpectedly of a cardiac event on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. The oldest son, he was born on Feb. 2,1954, in Menomonie to Charles and Beatrice (Olson) Hammer.

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Randy Hammer

We are all saddened by the sudden death of Randy Hammer

We were sorry to learn Thursday of the death of Local 243 union brother Randy Hammer, senior project leader in Technology Services. Randy was found early Thursday on the Truax Campus and emergency personnel were unable to revive him. The exact cause of death is not known at this time.

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Ronald Morello

Our union brother and friend Ron Morello has passed away. He worked in the Machine Tooling Technics program until his retirement in 2008. He had been enjoying his time at a private lake in east Texas. Our well wishes go out to his family and friends.

Reprinted below is the obituary published in The Daily Globe (Ironwood, Michigan) newspaper on April 9, 2013:

HOWELL CLUB LAKE, Texas — Ronald Emilio Morello passed away on April 4, 2013, after enjoying his retirement on a private lake in east Texas.

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Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Patricia “Pat” Smith, who taught nursing at Madison College (MATC) for several years. Her legacy lives in on the many nurses she trained in our area. A complete obituary is published below:

MADISON – Patricia Ann Smith was born Aug. 27, 1941 in Pittsburgh, Pa. and died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in Madison.

She was a graduate of Seton Hill College, Greensburg, Pa. and she earned her BSN at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio and her MSN at UW Madison. Pat was a respected nurse educator and taught many years at Madison College (MATC). She had an eclectic taste in reading, enjoyed her travels to Europe, Africa, Central and South America and had a deep appreciation for nature.

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A celebration of the life of our deceased union sister, Rosanne Glick-Veium is set for January 30th, 2013

January 24, 2013

As many of you know, we lost our union sister, college counselor, and good friend Rosanne Glick-Veium to cancer last November. Some of her friends are hosting an informal Celebration of Life in her honor: A message from the organizers: Rosanne’s Celebration of Life will take place on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at the Lazy […]

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