A Fitting Farewell

It is never easy saying goodbye to the people we care about. That was certainly the case in the untimely death of brother Wally Weidtman. The number of mourners paying their respects and the depth of their grief are a testament to the profound effect he had on the lives of others. Be that through his work in our union, in the community or as a committed father, husband and friend.

It brought comfort to all of us to be among the large number of Local 804 members and officials from other Teamster Locals attending the services. It is times like this that make me proud to be a member of the Local 804 family. I thank each of you for taking time out of your busy lives to honor brother Weidtman. As I grieve his loss, I am inspired by his life and his gift for making us laugh and bringing people together in common purpose. Wally will be missed but not forgotten.