The IAM mourns the death of California District Lodge 725 Assistant Directing Business Representative Robert “Bob” R. Gutierrez, who passed away on July 12, 2013.
A member of the IAM since 1977, Gutierrez served as Shop Steward at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Palmdale, CA. In 1994, he was elected to become the Secretary-Treasurer of the newly formed District Lodge 725. One year later, Gutierrez was appointed a Business Representative of District 725. In 2000, he was appointed Assistant Directing Business Representative.
“Bob never knew a stranger because he was so outgoing,” said IAM Western Territory General Vice President Gary Allen. “If you could choose just the right person as your neighbor, it would be Bob; he was that kind of a guy. He will be terribly missed by everyone.”
“Bob will be most remembered by the leadership, brotherhood, and friendship that he shared openly with all of us,” said IAM District Lodge 725 Business Representative and longtime friend Mike Palazzo. “He will truly be missed.”