Obituary


Ozinga Announces Passing of Martin (Marty) Ozinga III

Ozinga announced the sudden passing of Martin (Marty) Ozinga III, the company's chairman of the board on April 26. Mr. Ozinga was 71 years old. Marty Ozinga IV, Ozinga CEO, issued the following statement: "It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of our dad, Marty Ozinga III....


Richard Benck Passes Away at 91

Richard W. Benck, age 91 of Naperville, Ill., passed away peacefully on May 9, 2021, at his home. He was born at his home on the family farm on Nov. 17, 1929, in Grant Park, Ill., to Carl and Louise Benck....


Ronson Equipment's David J. Wietbrock Passes Away

David J. Wietbrock, 58, of Lowell, Ind., passed away March 17, 2021, after years of a hard-fought battle with cancer. Mr. Wietbrock was a founding member and managing partner of Ronson Equipment Co. In September 2000, Ronson Equipment Co....


ALL Erection & Crane Rental Co-Founder Jake Liptak Passes Away

Jerome "Jake" Liptak, one of the co-founders of ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp. and a pioneer in the crane rental category has died. He was 83. With his brothers Mike and Larry, and Mike's wife, Marvine, Mr....


Servidone Construction Corp.'s Joseph Servidone Passes Away

Joseph Anthony "Mr. Joe" Servidone, East Greenbush, N.Y., passed away on Dec. 31, 2020, at the age of 82. Mr. Servidone was born and raised in Schenectady, N.Y., and was a 1957 graduate of Mont Pleasant High School....


RB Scott Founder, Ralph Scott, Passes Away at Age 93

Ralph Byron Scott, age 93, of Eau Claire, Wis., died peacefully at home on Dec. 6, 2020, in Eau Claire. He was born on Sept. 21, 1927, to Ralph L. and Mollie H. (Oelke) Scott in Eau Claire. He married Norma L....


Construction Historian Edgar A. Browning Dies at Age 68

Edgar August Browning, retired sergeant homicide detective with Hampton Police Department CAP Unit and occasional contributor to Construction Equipment Guide (CEG), recently passed away at the age of 68 Mr....


J. Dewayne Allen, Allen Engineering CEO, Chairman, Passes Away

J. Dewayne Allen, CEO and chairman of Allen Engineering Corporation (AEC), passed away on Nov. 15, 2020. A civil engineer by education, Mr. Allen worked on the construction of Interstate highways in Missouri and Illinois in the late 50's and early 60's....


Charles 'Ted' Stratton Passes Away at 91

Charles Theodore "Ted" Stratton, a long-time resident of Doylestown, Pa., passed away on Oct. 14, 2020, at Country Meadows Retirement Community in Allentown. He was 91. Mr. Stratton was the husband of Barbara Stratton (Miller)....


Remembering ECA's Pete Schell: His Legacy Knew No Limits

Pete Schell, former long-time employee of Equipment Corporation of America (ECA), passed away on June 28, 2020. Mr. Schell was working in the shop with Hercules Machinery in Sterling, Va., a family-owned pile driving equipment business in the 1970s....






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