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On Friday afternoon, August 2nd, 2002 I.B.E.W Local 1049 Journeyman Lineman Dennis "the menace" Strittmatter succumbed to electrical burns and internal injuries he received from a work related accident that occurred earlier in the day. Dennis was an active local 1049 member who served on local 1049's organizing committee and was available for any help an apprentice and brother might need. Words cannot express how much we will all miss Dennis. To add to this tradgedy, Brother Strittmatters wife , Becky, passed away nearly a year ago from a long illness, dealing a severe blow to the future well being of the Strittmatters four boys. Dennis worked for many Union electrical contractors on Long Island and through the I.B.E.W third district including Asplundh Construction, Hawkeye electric, B+J electric, Wellsbach electric, Worrad electric and Thiro electric to name a few. LOcal 1049 is taking contributions for the "Strittmatter Children fund". Send all contributions to the Local 1049 business office , Attention Jeannine Ferington, At 745 Kings Hwy, Hauppauge N.Y 11788.All checks should be made out to Ibew local 1049- Strittmatter Children fund. Thank You and God bless.