In Loving Memory

Whether driving routes on garbage trucks, delivering portable sanitation units, or working in the offices and repair shops, the men and women of our industry serve important roles and are very special people. Together, let's honor the memory of those fallen heros who have served the waste industry by our side. If someone in your company has passed away and you would like to honor them, please fill out the form below. The sanitation community joins you in honoring the employees and co-workers of your company who have passed before us.

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In Loving Memory of Ralph Velocci of Waste pro USA

Ralph Velocci Company: Waste pro USA Years of Service: 30 Comments: LONGWOOD, FL – July 15, 2021 — It is with great sadness and a heavy heart John Jennings, Waste Pro Founder and Board Chairman, announces the passing of his dear friend Ralph Velocci at age 72. Velocci, a Waste Pro Senior VP and member … Read more

In Loving Memory of Richard Adams of City of El Paso – Environmental Services Department

Richard Adams Company: City of El Paso – Environmental Services Department Years of Service: 18 Comments: Richard began his career with the City of El Paso Environmental Services Department in 2003 as an Industrial Engineer Associate I and in 2004 was promoted to Industrial Engineer Associate II.  Over the next 16 years until his untimely … Read more

In Loving Memory of Brian Roderick of City of El Paso – Environmental Services Department

Brian Roderick Company: City of El Paso – Environmental Services Department Years of Service: 23 Comments: Brian, an Air Force veteran, was a dedicated employee who loved his job and was very proud of it. He had great knowledge about the entire Landfill Operation, constantly taking classes, reading articles/books about the industry, and was one … Read more

In Loving Memory of Octavio Arteaga of City of El Paso – Environmental Services Department

Octavio Arteaga Company: City of El Paso – Environmental Services Department Years of Service: 7 Comments: Octavio devoted 7 years and 2 months of service to the City of El Paso where he worked in all Departments and enjoyed every minute of it. He touched the hearts of everyone he worked with. He was a … Read more

In Loving Memory of Michael Nancarrow of Arwood Waste and Demolition, Inc.

Michael Nancarrow Company: Arwood Waste and Demolition, Inc. Years of Service: 12 Comments: Michael Jay Nancarrow Jr., 41, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away unexpectedly on Friday May 28, 2021 in his home. Michael was generous, compassionate, and embraced his Christian faith. His loving and forgiving nature was truly remarkable. Michael attended Middleburg High School and … Read more

In Loving Memory of David Rykowski of Jefferson Belmont Regional Solid Waste Authority

David Rykowski Company: Jefferson Belmont Regional Solid Waste Authority Years of Service: 20 Comments: In loving memory of Dave Rykowski. Dave loved working in the recycling industry for 20 years. He brought so much joy, laughter, hard work and dedication to his job, his co-workers and the industry. Dave passed away in May of 2012 … Read more

In Loving Memory of leonard ayde of lake sanatition

leonard ayde Company: lake sanatition Years of Service: 56 Comments: he built the bus from scratch and raising 12 kids passed away feb 20 of 11 well missed by many We will not forget you, leonard ayde. Together, let’s honor the memory of the men and women who have served by our side. Whether on … Read more

In Loving Memory of Tom J. Fatjo of BFI

Tom J. Fatjo Company: BFI Years of Service: 40 Comments: Tom J. Fatjo, Jr., beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, the 24th of January 2019. Tom was a true visionary. He was born the 25th of September 1940 and raised in Richmond, Texas … Read more

In Loving Memory of Mauricio Garcia of Allied Waste Services of Daly City

Mauricio Garcia Company: Allied Waste Services of Daly City Years of Service: 17 Comments: RIP Mauricio Garcia – Allied Waste Services of Daly City Message from Secretary-Treasurer John Bouchard We are tremendously saddened and shocked to hear of the death of Brother Mauricio Garcia, who died on January 16, 2019, while performing his job with … Read more

In Loving Memory of Neal Marin of WM – Waste Management

Neal Marin Company: WM – Waste Management Years of Service: 5 Comments: “Today is a day of profound sadness for the Waste Management family,” the statement said. “This is a heartbreaking incident and our deepest sympathies go out to their families and friends. We are working with local authorities, Nebraska State Patrol and would like … Read more