Machinists Union Mourns the Loss of Former GLR Joe Bianca

The IAM is saddened to hear of the recent passing of retired Grand Lodge Representative and life member Joseph Bianca at his home in Oakville, CT.

Bianca was a proud U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict who initiated into the IAM in 1954. He was appointed as a Special Representative in 1963 and served the Eastern Territory for over 30 years before his retirement in 1996.

“The IAM has lost a dedicated member and leader with the passing of GLR Bianca,” said International President Robert Martinez Jr. “The entire Bianca family will continue to be in the thoughts and prayers of our union.”

Bianca is survived by his wife of 66 years, Beatrice, three children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held June 2, 2020 in Watertown, CT.

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Updated: June 12, 2020 — 2:09 pm