The Northern Nevada building trades community extends its deepest condolences to the loved ones of IBEW 401 brother and former business manager Jerry David and his wife of 52 years, Sherri, who were found dead in their south Reno home last month.
Jerry David was initiated into the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 401 on March 6, 1958, and served the IBEW community for a total of 61 years—from his apprenticeship with Acme Collins Electric to his retirement as Local 401 business manager in 1999 at the age of 62. He later served as the president of the Reno Rodeo, of which he and Sherri had been long-time members.
Union, community, and business leaders remember Mr. David for his generosity in leadership, his drive and commitment to his work, and his ability to bridge connections in the labor and management community. He had strong and long-lasting relationships with area contractors, and his impact on IBEW and the local building and construction trades—and the greater Reno-Sparks community—won’t be forgotten.