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Dedication of Joe Gremelsbacker Memorial Auditorium set for March 22

The membership meeting hall at AMO headquarters will be named for the late AMO Deep-Sea Vice President Joseph Z. Gremelsbacker in an official ceremony and reception on Wednesday, March 22 at 4:00 PM.

"This dedication will be a fitting reminder of Joe's enthusiastic and effective 40-year commitment to the professional and personal needs of AMO members and their families," AMO President Paul Doell said. "We all knew Joe as a most helpful and faithful friend and as a lasting inspiration to everyone in our union."

Joseph Zigmund Gremelsbacker passed away at his home in Hollywood, Florida, on October 3, 2022 after a heroic eight-year struggle with cancer and the relentless impact of sustained radiation and chemotherapy treatments. He was 68.

Joe was laid to rest at sea during a private family service on Sunday, January 29, 2023, a remembrance organized by Joe's daughter, Morgan. AMO hosted the family and many active and retired AMO members in a reception at headquarters that evening.

"Like her father, Morgan Gremelsbacker is a model of class, character and courage," Doell said. "We are happy to collaborate with her on planning this very special occasion."

The official dedication of the Joe Gremelsbacker Memorial Auditorium was delayed unavoidably by production of fitting displays marking the very special occasion. The room will in time also feature photos of Joe in different settings.

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