Thanksgiving Holiday Office Closing

The Cambridge and Steubenville Business Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.  The office will reopen on Friday, November 23rd.


Retiree Sam Busic Passes

Samuel D. Busic

April 19, 1949 ~ October 19, 2018 (age 69)

Provided by Shorac Funeral Homes

Obituary Photo


A service summary is not available

Samuel D. Busic, 69, of Steubenville passed away on Friday, October 19, 2018 at Trinity West.  He was born in Steubenville on April 19, 1949 the son of the late Michael and Martha Yaich Busic.  He was a 1967 graduate of Steubenville High School and retired from Local 495 Plumbers and Pipefitters.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter Nikki Linn Busic.  Sam is survived by son Samuel L. Busic of Phoenix, AZ; mother of Sam and Nikki, Lynn Busic of Steubenville; daughters Amy Busic of Bellaire, OH, Cari (David) Ice and Missy (Darin) McCoy, both of Columbus, OH; sister Suzy Vein of Steubenville; grandchildren Madison, Jackson, Maggie and Kyran; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Rd., Wintersville, OH on Sunday from 1-5p.m., where services will be held Monday, October 22, 2018 at 10 a.m. with Very Rev. Rade Merick officiating.  Burial at Serbian Cemetery.  Pomen service Sunday 4:45p.m.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Shorac Funeral Home, P.O. Box 2250, Wintersville, OH 43953.

Sam was not a participant in the Local 495 Death Benefit Fund so no assessment is due at this time. 


Death Assessment Payments

Currently there are several members who are severely behind on death assessment payments.  Only retirees have the option whether they participate in the death assessment program or not so if you are an active member (non retired) and you are behind on your assessments, please contact the Business Office (740) 439-3623 and make arrangements to get caught up.

Effective January 1, 2019 the Business Office will be mailing statements to those members who are behind on death assessment payments.  We will work with you to try to get these caught up in a timely manner but if you choose to not do that we will have no choice but to ask the member to come before the Executive Board.

Thank you for your time with this matter.



E-Mail Addresses

As of October 15, 2018 the Union Office still has over 300 members who have not provided an e-mail address.

It is extremely important that if you have access to a computer or smart phone that you give us your current e-mail address or set one up.  If you are reading this message you have the ability to set up an e-mail address!

The newsletters are sent electronically which saves the Union money and also ensures you get the newsletter in a timely manner.




Cambridge Area Retiree Breakfast

Don’t forget the next Cambridge area Retiree Breakfast will be held on Tuesday, October 30th at 9:00 a.m. at April’s Kitchen in Newcomerstown, Ohio.  All retirees who are able are encouraged to attend.

April’s Kitchen is located at 640 Heller Drive, Newcomerstown, OH  43832.


September Dues are Due!

September dues will be due September 1st.  If you are only paid through May on your dues you are going to assess a reinstatement fee from the U.A. in the amount of $50.00.  This is a charge we cannot keep you from getting if you are that far behind.

Please contact the Business Office (740) 439-3623 and speak with either Heather or Esther in regards to your dues payments.

*** If you are out of town working do not just assume that your dues are being paid.  Out of town locals are not required to pay the 1% back every month and many wait 3 + months to do so making you behind delinquent.  It is better to check in with the office than get a reinstatement fee.


Members Receive 60 Year Service Awards

Brothers Charles C. Henry and Harry R. Goodwin were on hand at the July 2018 Union meeting and were presented their 60 Year Service Awards from the United Association.

Pictured above are Brother Henry and Brother Goodwin with members of their families whom are also members of Local 495 and were in attendance for the presentations.

Pictured Left to Right – Steven Henry (Grandson), J.O. Henry (Son), Charles C. Henry (Recipient), Mark Henry (Son), Harry R. Goodwin (Recipient) and David Goodwin (Son) .

Congratulations to both of these wonderful gentlemen!

The remaining recipients of 60 Year Service Awards were not able to attend the meeting however they deserve recognition also and this year’s recipients were:  Caryle Buck, Ronald Gaborick, Benjamin Huff, Melvin Lighthizer, Lawrence Noll and Benjamin Turnbaugh (Deceased).  

65 Year Awards went to: Emanual Brindley and James Kollar. 


Dues and Death Assessments

If you have not been working and you know you haven’t paid dues within the last 2 months, you need to call the Union Hall (888) 432-0495 and speak with Heather in regards to your account.   You may be close to obtaining a reinstatement from the U.A.


Brother Benjamin Turnbaugh Passes

Retiree, Benjamin Turnbaugh passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the age of 88.  Ben was initiated into the U.A. on April 27, 1964.

A complete obituary may be viewed below.

Death Assessment #252 is now due.

Benjamin Turnbaugh Obituary


Local Retiree John M. Wise Jr. Passes

Retiree, John M. Wise Jr. passed away on July 8, 2018 at Licking Memorial Hospital at the age of 75.  He was initiated into the UA on April 27, 1964.  A complete link to his obituary may be viewed below.

Death Assessment #251 is now due.

John M. Wise Jr. Obituary