BLE mourns loss of Rodney Stutes

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers is deeply saddened by the loss of one of its exemplary members, R.J. "Rodney" Stutes. Brother Stutes, 56, passed away on February 22 after suffering a massive heart attack the previous week.

A member of Division 366 (Houston, Texas) since 1972, Brother Stutes was a primary member of the BLE's Safety Task Force (STF) and a member of the Brotherhood's National Mobilization Team.

BLE International President Don M. Hahs expressed the deep sadness felt by all who knew Brother Stutes.

"Rodney was a remarkable member," said Hahs. "He served this organization with an extraordinary amount of dedication. He was best known for his activities with the Safety Task Force and the Mobilization Team, but he was always willing to lend a hand to any of the BLE's activities. His contributions to this organization have been myriad and he will be sorely missed.

"Our deepest condolences go to his family and friends. I ask all members to continue to keep his family in their prayers."


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