Tom Fagan, former business manager/financial secretary for IBEW Local 1439, has died


Thomas W. Fagan, retired business manager/financial secretary of IBEW Local 1439, died Saturday, July 11. He was 77 years old.

Brother Fagan, of Chesterfield, MO, was a member of Local 1439 since April1960. He served the Local as steward, Executive Board member, delegate to the International Convention, business representative, and business manager/financial secretary.

Brother Fagan also spent some time with the St. Louis Labor Council as director of the Committee on Political Education (COPE).

In addition, brother Fagan served on various committees at the International Union level and at the State Utility conference.

Brother Fagan participated in many other community organization activities and participated and assisted in numerous political campaigns and functions, and was a well-received representative of the Labor Movement wherever he went.

Brother Fagan was also very proud of his 25 years of work as a Lineman for Ameren.

Brother Fagan is survived by his wife, Phyllis (Bollinger) Fagan; children Mary (Gary) Benne, Kathleen (John) Salvo, Mike (Cindy) Fagan, Maggie (Doug) Rothermich, Colleen (Tony) Chance, and Heather (Brian) Thies; grandchildren Michael (Amy) Salvo, Kyle (Audra) Salvo, Corey Salvo, Ashley (David) Gusewelle, Marcus (Alissa) Rothermich, Paul Rothermich, Brittany Benne, Kayla Benne, Anthony Chance, Jackson Chance, Ella Chance, Nick (Stacy) Padgett, Rhiannon (Mark) Antoniou, Edwin Padgett, Emma Thies, and Miles Thies, and nine great-grandchildren; as well many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Helen Fagan; his first wife, Margaret (Murphy) Fagan, and one daughter, Patricia “Patsy” Fagan.


Visitation will be held today, Wednesday, July 15, from 4-8 p.m. Baue Funeral Home, 620 Jefferson St., Saint Charles, MO.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m.Thursday, July 16, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 601 N. 4th Street, Saint Charles, MO, with internment at St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery, Randolph St., St. Charles, MO.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association or Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.



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