In Memoriam – Gian Taneja

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gian Taneja. Gian was born on November 9, 1943 in India and passed away peacefully on June 11, 2022, in Lansing, Mich.. Gian was loved by his family, friends, neighbors, colleagues and community. He retired with...

In Memoriam – Lincoln Noel

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lincoln Noel, area manager for MITA Member Payne and Dolan, Inc. and member of the MITA Board of Directors. Family will receive friends on Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 1:00 until 4:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral...

In Memoriam of Donald Swartzlander

It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of Donald Swartzlander, who worked for Balkema Excavating and Milbocker & Sons, served on the MITA Board of Directors and was recognized with a MITA Honorary Member Award. He passed away unexpectedly on...

In Memoriam of Dan Babcock

It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dan Babcock, founder of longtime MITA member Give ‘Em A Brake Safety and recently recognized MITA Honorary Member. Dan J. Babcock, age 69, of Bay Harbor and Ocean Reef, passed away due to heart...

In Memoriam – Steve Dokey

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Steve Dokey, who worked at Rathco Safety Supply. Steve was employed for 28 years at Rathco, where he worked his way up through a company he loved before retiring in 2016. He enjoyed many sports, including...

In Memoriam – William “Bill” Sturrus

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of William “Bill” Sturrus of Grand Rapids, MI., age 91, who passed away February 11, 2022. Bill was a second-generation owner of Grand Rapids Wilbert Burial Vault and Grand Valley Concrete Products in...