Members of UAW Local 1714 began retiring in 1973. Before long, it became evident that retired members would need to meet regularly to remain updated on their benefits and to stay in touch with each other.
Dave Burns (then Pension Representative) and John Barbara (then SUB Chairman and President of UAW Local 1714) were instrumental in the creation of the Chapter.
July 18, 1977, UAW Local 1714 Retired Workers’ Chapter received their charter.
Four years later the International Union made the appointments for Chapter officers and elections were held May 15, 1981.
Health Care Connect: 1-866-637-7555 (8:30am - 4:30pm)
Surviving Services (To Report a Death)
Benefit Plan Represenatives:
1st Shift - Andy Bokros: 330.824.6394 | Alternate: Greg Orock
2nd Shift - Angela Honthy: 330.824.5904 | Alternate: Blakely McKelley
3rd Shift - Lori Fisher: 330.824.6395 | Alternate: Jeff Navarro
Benefit Plan Represenatives will be in the hall on Monday's from 10:00am - 2:00pm for help, however they may be called at anytime.
Mike Sullivan - Chairperson
Bob Fry - Vice Chair
Joan Tucker - Recording Secretary
Doug Holestine - Financial Secretary
Roger Willard - Sgt-At-Arms
The first officers of the Chapter:
Chairperson - Ivan Siebert
Vice Chairperson - Ray Valentine
Recording Secretary - Ralph Egolph
Financial Secretary - Charles Dadd
Sergeant-at-Arms - George Radik
Ivan Siebert - 1981-1999
Larry Marshall - 1999-2005
Michael Sullivan - 2005-current
History of Officers:
Ivan Siebert - Chairperson - 1981-1999
Larry Marshall - Chairperson - 1999-2005 / Treasurer 2005-2011
Mike Sullivan - Chairperson - 2005-current
Ray Valentine - Vice Chair - 1981- 1990
Jim Mooney - Vice Chair - 1990-1993 / Recording Secretary 1993-2001
Don Hartman - Vice Chair - 1993-2011
Bob Fry - Vice Chair - 2011-current
Ralph Egolph - Recording Secretary - 1981-
Edward ‘Blackie’ Black - Recording Secretary - 1986 -1988
Joe Rendes - Recording Secretary - 1988-1992
Joan Tucker - Recording Secretary - 2001-current
Charles Dadd - Treasurer - 1981-
Hugh Fink - Treasurer - 1986-2004
Doug Holestine - Treasurer - 2011-current
George Radik - Sgt-At-Arms - 1981-
Ralph Metzger - Sergeant-At-Arms - 1986-1989
George Sparacino - Sergeant-At-Arms - 1989-1990
Lewis Nuzzie - Sergeant-At-Arms - 1990-1995
John Miller - Sergeant-At-Arms - 1996-2011
Roger Willard - Sergeant-At-Arms - 2011-current
Nora Black - Sunshine Person - Nora, wife of Blackie (Ed Black, Recording Secretary), accepted the position of Sunshine person to assist the Recording Secretary in acknowledging and sending out cards for birthdays, anniversaries, get well, etc. She continued long after the passing of her husband until she could no longer. No one replaced her. Sister Black passed away in 2012.