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Obits Jan 2020-May 2020

Arkansas

Douglas Richard, 74, Flint Creek Plant, Gentry, AR, died 2/17/2020

Illinois

Edward Burnett, 67, Cook Coal Terminal, Metropolis, IL, died 1/20/2020

Indiana

Darrell Gillispie, 66, Rockport Plant, Rockport, IN, died 1/7/2020

Houston Hogg, 71, Rockport Plant, Rockport, IN, died 1/2/2020

James Pendleton, 70, Rockport Plant, Rockport, IN, died 4/11/2020

Joy Cox, 63, Ft Wayne One Summit Square, Ft. Wayne, IN, died 3/23/2020

Patrick Hale, 64, Rockport Plant, Rockport, IN, died 12/24/2019

William Voit, 73, South Bend Svc Ctr, South Bend, IN, died 12/31/2019

Elaine Gulas, 74, Mishawaka Hydro, Mishawaka, IN, died 3/6/2020

Carolyn Wenger, 73, Ft Wayne One Summit Square, Ft. Wayne, IN, died 5/18/2020

Glenn Moore, 89, South Bend Svc Ctr, South Bend, IN, died 1/12/2020

Joseph Barnes, 95, Muncie Srv Ctr, Muncie, IN, died 4/29/2020

Frank Hicks, 87, Spy Run Bldg. #3, Ft. Wayne, IN, died 3/16/2020

Ronald Hughes, 84, Breed Plant, Fairbanks, IN, died 2/19/2020

Eugene Armbruster, 90, Tanners Creek Plant, Lawrenceburg, IN, died 4/18/2020

Gordon Byer, 90, South Bend Svc Ctr, South Bend, IN, died 4/19/2020

John Stoers, 77, South Bend Svc Ctr, South Bend, IN, died 3/15/2020

Leonard Harlan, 92, Spy Run Bldg. #3, Ft. Wayne, IN, died 5/5/2020

Charles Rhoads, 92, Spy Run Bldg. #3, Ft. Wayne, IN, died 4/12/2020

Dilver Cutter, 94, Tanners Creek Plant, Lawrenceburg, IN, died 2/18/2020

Gary Zerkle, 82, Ft Wayne One Summit Square, Ft. Wayne, IN, died 3/2/2020

Mary Simmers, 100, Breed Plant, Fairbanks, IN, died 2/17/2020

Donald Andrzejewski, 87, South Bend Svc Ctr, South Bend, IN, died 5/10/2020

Kentucky

Joyce Frazier, 74, Big Sandy Plant, Louisa, KY, died 3/11/2020

Edward Bolt, 67, Big Sandy Plant, Louisa, KY, died 12/24/2019

Ivan Chatterton, 57, Robert E Matthews Service Cent, Ashland, KY, died 2/15/2020

Rose Tyree, 82, Hazard Office, Hazard, KY, died 4/30/2020

Ruth Newsom, 89, Pikeville Office, Pikeville, KY, died 1/24/2020

Curtis Wallen, 98, Pikeville Service Ctr, Pikeville, KY, died 3/9/2020

Michael Campbell, 80, Ashland Office, Ashland, KY, died 4/11/2020

John Henry, 70, Paintsville Office, Paintsville, KY, died 3/13/2020

Louisiana

Ben Bane, 91, Shreveport General Office, Shreveport, LA, died 2/8/2020

Thomas Epperson, 83, Shreveport General Office, Shreveport, LA, died 2/13/2020

Kirby Ryland, 85, Shreveport General Office, Shreveport, LA, died 2/11/2020

Robert Emerson, 73, Haughton Opns Center, Haughton, LA, died 4/9/2020

Waynon Tarter, 86, Shreveport General Office, Shreveport, LA, died 4/15/2020

Clarence Bonner, 88, Shreveport General Office, Shreveport, LA, died 3/18/2020

William Crites, 75, Shreveport General Office, Shreveport, LA, died 3/30/2020

Luther Loftin, 77, Lieberman Power Plant, Mooringsport, LA, died 4/26/2020

George Campbell, 72, Shreveport Operations, Shreveport, LA, died 2/6/2020

Donnie Morgan, 77, System Control Center, Shreveport, LA, died 4/8/2020

John Campbell, 65, AEP River Operations – Convent, Convent, LA, died 2/2/2020

Michigan

Ronald Hoffer, 70, Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, died 4/29/2020

Madalyn Pagels, 78, Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, died 2/18/2020

Price Grayam, 75, Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, died 2/23/2020

David Gearhart, 80, Three Rivers Svc Ctr, Three Rivers, MI, died 1/26/2020

Forrest Wenman, 93, Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, died 1/24/2020

Jack Troyer, 82, Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, died 2/14/2020

Marlene Sorget, 82, Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, died 1/12/2020

Daniel Scheffler, 82, Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, died 1/13/2020

Guy Caple, 67, Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, died 12/23/2019

Maurice Wickett, 79, Three Rivers Svc Ctr, Three Rivers, MI, died 12/25/2019

Lois Nienhuis, 100, Three Rivers Svc Ctr, Three Rivers, MI, died 1/18/2020

Dolores Davis, 90, Cook Info Ctr, Bridgman, MI, died 4/12/2020

Donald Roach, 75, St Joe Ofc & Svc Ctr, Benton Harbor, MI, died 1/12/2020

Missouri

Pamela Weiss, 63, AEP River Operations, Chesterfield, MO, died 1/14/2020

New York

Pesi Bavaadam, 94, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY, died 4/20/2020

Ohio

Debra Harman-Howe, 62, 850 Tech Center Bldg, Gahanna, OH, died 1/24/2020

James Crump, 69, Gavin, Cheshire, OH, died 4/21/2020

Patricia Bachman, 71, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 4/24/2020

Philip Ball, 73, Socco-Meigs Mine, Albany, OH, died 1/12/2020

Dale Thompson, 59, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 3/4/2020

Roger Cross, 62, Muskingum River, Waterford, OH, died 4/18/2020

Joseph Fisher, 66, Conesville Plant, Conesville, OH, died 4/14/2020

Larry Reed, 66, Crooksville Svc Bldg, Crooksville, OH, died 2/11/2020

Dominador Panaligan, 77, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 12/23/2019

Charles Saunders, 68, Gavin, Cheshire, OH, died 2/10/2020

Ronald Geog, 71, Conesville Plant, Conesville, OH, died 4/2/2020

Arthur Lewis, 69, Arena Building, Columbus, OH, died 1/10/2020

Nicholas Popa, 71, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 3/12/2020

Carol Yeager, 74, Central Operations Center, Groveport, OH, died 3/14/2020

Vicki Mayse, 73, 825 Tech Center Bldg, Gahanna, OH, died 3/8/2020

William Waters, 76, Tiffin Service Center, Tiffin, OH, died 12/29/2019

Robert Steenrod, 77, Athens Ofc & Svc Center, Athens, OH, died 3/28/2020

Jonnie Bates, 74, Muskingum River, Waterford, OH, died 2/9/2020

Sanford Sexton, 76, AEPOH 700 Bldg Gahanna, Gahanna, OH, died 4/8/2020

Stephen Ishmael, 76, Cardinal Plant, Brilliant, OH, died 4/3/2020

Vivian Jamison, 78, Socco-Meigs Mine, Albany, OH, died 3/10/2020

Michael Doherty, 77, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 4/15/2020

Eugene Davis, 80, Lima Service Center, Lima, OH, died 1/13/2020

Tommy Huff, 81, N Philadelphia Svc Bldg, New Philadelphia, OH, died 12/26/2019

Edward Brady, 80, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 3/17/2020

Robert Murphy, 78, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 4/11/2020

Leroy Gulbran, 87, Muskingum River, Waterford, OH, died 1/22/2020

Alexander Volk, 95, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 2/4/2020

Joseph Strantz, 86, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 2/1/2020

Francis Batchelder, 97, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 12/30/2019

Louis Marino, 92, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 1/23/2020

Jack Ramsey, 90, Canton Estrn Reg Ofc, Canton, OH, died 3/29/2020

Andrew Litsky, 75, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 4/14/2020

Helmut Heussner, 91, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 4/24/2020

Larry Puckett, 79, Cardinal Plant, Brilliant, OH, died 1/30/2020

James Rudol, 80, Lancaster Office Bldg, Lancaster, OH, died 12/24/2019

Charles Lawrence, 92, Lancaster Office Bldg, Lancaster, OH, died 4/5/2020

Samuel Turck, 81, Wellston Ofc&Svc Ctr, Wellston, OH, died 1/26/2020

James Hooper, 98, Zanesville Office, Zanesville, OH, died 4/23/2020

Grover Simms, 86, Zanesville Office, Zanesville, OH, died 4/23/2020

Robert Adams, 92, Steubenville Service Center, Steubenville, OH, died 1/19/2020

Daniel Harness, 82, Chillicothe Svc Ctr, Chillicothe, OH, died 1/12/2020

Lowell Smith, 74, Mcconnelsville Svc Ctr, Mcconnelsville, OH, died 3/2/2020

James Jadwin, 93, Zanesville Office, Zanesville, OH, died 2/5/2020

Elwood Morgan, 81, Columbus Ne Svc Ctr, Columbus, OH, died 3/8/2020

Ann Capuano, 98, Canton Estrn Reg Ofc, Canton, OH, died 5/7/2020

John Merrill, 86, Delaware Service Ctr, Delaware, OH, died 3/21/2020

Darwin Dickinson, 96, Zanesville Office, Zanesville, OH, died 1/19/2020

Wayne Dunlap, 78, Picway Plant, Lockbourne, OH, died 5/15/2020

Elaine Strutner, 82, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 5/9/2020

Timothy Heckaman, 76, 850 Tech Center Bldg, Gahanna, OH, died 5/11/2020

Mary Humphrey, 87, Zanesville Office, Zanesville, OH, died 4/26/2020

Richard Spencer, 87, Gavin, Cheshire, OH, died 12/28/2019

Robin Jones, 86, Conesville Plant, Conesville, OH, died 12/28/2019

Rennard Patterson, 77, Canton South Svc Ctr, Canton, OH, died 1/14/2020

Jan Beery, 79, Columbus Sw Svc Ctr, Columbus, OH, died 1/3/2020

Donald Snyder, 88, 850 Tech Center Bldg, Gahanna, OH, died 1/3/2020

James Markham, 88, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 4/27/2020

Bernard Henrich, 91, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 1/25/2020

Roy McGarvey, 84, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 4/17/2020

Arnold Dingess, 86, Conesville Plant, Conesville, OH, died 12/30/2019

Ina Gerwick, 93, E Liverpool Ofc Bldg, East Liverpool, OH, died 4/22/2020

Jovita McBroom, 89, Portsmouth Svc Ctr, Portsmouth, OH, died 4/29/2020

Kenneth Scott, 86, Steubenville Service Center, Steubenville, OH, died 1/30/2020

Opal Keirns, 88, 850 Tech Center Bldg, Gahanna, OH, died 3/29/2020

Robert Mockler, 87, 850 Tech Center Bldg, Gahanna, OH, died 12/23/2019

James Tolson, 74, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 3/20/2020

Gerald Freese, 70, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 3/27/2020

Johna Newman, 48, Central Operations Center, Groveport, OH, died 3/4/2020

Robin Watson, 57, Central Operations Center, Groveport, OH, died 2/11/2020

John Journey, 22, Pomeroy Service Bldg, Pomeroy, OH, died 1/28/2020

Oklahoma

Jerry Bean, 75, Alsuma Meter & Substation, Tulsa, OK, died 3/24/2020

Buford Bryant, 96, Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, died 5/3/2020

Bob Byrd, 88, Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, died 1/11/2020

Harold Collins, 80, Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, died 1/7/2020

Fred Cooke, 79, Lawton Opn Center, Lawton, OK, died 4/25/2020

Eula Duncan, 95, Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, died 5/3/2020

Judy Ashwood, 77, Northeastern Stn 3&4, Oologah, OK, died 3/5/2020

John Johnson, 76, Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, died 1/9/2020

Brett Madison, 69, Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, died 2/8/2020

Gerald Mather, 78, Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, died 1/17/2020

Ronnie Merrill, 69, Energy Control Center, Tulsa, OK, died 3/16/2020

Joe Nicely, 89, Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, died 1/20/2020

Francis Nishimuta, 101, Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, died 4/15/2020

Maleta Paramore, 95, Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, died 4/22/2020

Donald Stacey, 60, Mid Metro, Tulsa, OK, died 3/10/2020

Albert Arnaud, 90, Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, died 4/12/2020

Donald Stevens, 91, Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, died 2/20/2020

Michael Robertson, 72, Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, died 4/23/2020

Texas

Rudy Arevalo, 65, Pharr North Service Center, Pharr, TX, died 12/26/2019

James Bennett, 88, Home Office-CC, Corpus Christi, TX, died 3/21/2020

Henry Borgfeld, 82, Home Office-CC, Corpus Christi, TX, died 3/29/2020

James Brown, 70, Home Office-CC, Corpus Christi, TX, died 1/20/2020

Manuel Cano, 88, Home Office-CC, Corpus Christi, TX, died 4/25/2020

George Churchwell, 60, Del Rio Area Office, Del Rio, TX, died 2/4/2020

Rodolfo Duran, 82, Home Office-CC, Corpus Christi, TX, died 5/10/2020

Elmer Haller, 91, Home Office-CC, Corpus Christi, TX, died 3/19/2020

Adan Hernandez, 72, Lon Hill Service Center, Corpus Christi, TX, died 12/23/2019

Robert Moton, 83, Home Office-CC, Corpus Christi, TX, died 3/28/2020

Carmella Parsley, 86, Home Office-CC, Corpus Christi, TX, died 4/3/2020

Deana Perez, 75, Home Office-CC, Corpus Christi, TX, died 2/5/2020

Nancy Webb, 82, Home Office-CC, Corpus Christi, TX, died 3/26/2020

James Ware, 83, Texarkana Business Office, Texarkana, TX, died 5/12/2020

Ronnie Hearn, 70, Longview Operations, Longview, TX, died 2/24/2020

Lowery Thompson, 73, Wilkes Plant, Avinger, TX, died 3/11/2020

Curtiss Feuge, 86, General Office, Abilene, TX, died 2/25/2020

Donald Grant, 56, Oklaunion Power Plt, Vernon, TX, died 4/3/2020

Floyd Hardin, 85, General Office, Abilene, TX, died 2/2/2020

Joe Hardin, 65, Del Rio Area Office, Del Rio, TX, died 5/5/2020

L Henson, 90, General Office, Abilene, TX, died 3/21/2020

Garvis Hinson, 87, General Office, Abilene, TX, died 3/11/2020

Joyce Jay, 86, General Office, Abilene, TX, died 1/15/2020

Donald Jones, 65, Abilene Distribution, Abilene, TX, died 3/24/2020

Fred McShan, 86, General Office, Abilene, TX, died 2/18/2020

Norma Prine, 82, General Office, Abilene, TX, died 1/31/2020

Mary Taylor, 77, General Office, Abilene, TX, died 2/9/2020

Henery White, 79, General Office, Abilene, TX, died 4/12/2020

Ola Caudle, 105, General Office, Abilene, TX, died 4/28/2020

Virginia

Albert Brown, 72, Bluefield Va Srv Ctr, Bluefield, VA, died 4/10/2020

Donald McGhee, 70, Fieldale Office, Fieldale, VA, died 12/30/2019

John Honaker, 73, Bluefield Va Srv Ctr, Bluefield, VA, died 4/20/2020

Ernest Harmon, 76, Abingdon Transmsn Bldg, Abingdon, VA, died 1/31/2020

Benjamin Jefferson, 73, Lynchburg Svc Ctr, Lynchburg, VA, died 3/11/2020

Richard Work, 74, Glen Lyn Plant, Glen Lyn, VA, died 4/7/2020

Bobby Clemons, 91, Glen Lyn Plant, Glen Lyn, VA, died 3/20/2020

James Farmer, 83, Lebanon Ofc & Svc Ctr, Lebanon, VA, died 1/28/2020

Joyce Lambert, 83, Bb&T Building, Roanoke, VA, died 4/10/2020

Eugene Coltrane, 92, Pulaski Svc Center, Pulaski, VA, died 1/15/2020

William Ford, 95, Lynchburg Office, Lynchburg, VA, died 4/2/2020

Adelene Newman, 90, Pulaski Office, Pulaski, VA, died 12/28/2019

Valentine Carr, 94, Abingdon Service Ctr, Abingdon, VA, died 2/28/2020

James Mills, 78, Roanoke Main Office, Roanoke, VA, died 3/5/2020

James Johnson, 84, Pulaski Office, Pulaski, VA, died 2/2/2020

William Hager, 91, Christiansburg Svc Ctr, Christiansburg, VA, died 2/6/2020

West Virginia

Jack Young, 63, River Trans Division, West Columbia, WV, died 1/21/2020

David Lawless, 63, Bluefield Wv Srv Ctr, Bluefield, WV, died 4/2/2020

Darrell Holstine, 69, Kanawha River Plant, Glasgow, WV, died 4/18/2020

Bobby Collins, 68, Logan Service Center, Logan, WV, died 3/26/2020

Pamela Edmonds, 66, Hurricane Call Ctr, Hurricane, WV, died 2/27/2020

Timothy Poston, 64, Mountaineer Plant, New Haven, WV, died 1/18/2020

Gary Bailey, 69, Huntington Svc Ctr, Huntington, WV, died 12/22/2019

Carl Clark, 75, Mountaineer Plant, New Haven, WV, died 4/6/2020

Garry Toothman, 62, Amos Plant, Winfield, WV, died 4/9/2020

Lorraine Burdette, 62, Kanawha River Plant, Glasgow, WV, died 4/21/2020

Wilmer Grubb, 99, Amos Plant, Winfield, WV, died 1/10/2020

Cledith McCallister, 91, Huntington Office, Huntington, WV, died 1/8/2020

Ralph Gatts, 76, Kammer, Moundsville, WV, died 1/28/2020

Erma Rollins, 84, Amos Plant, Winfield, WV, died 3/7/2020

William Gibbs, 94, Sporn Plant, New Haven, WV, died 2/14/2020

Willa Lowther, 86, N Charleston Svc Ctr, Charleston, WV, died 4/17/2020

James King, 88, St Albans Ofc & Svc Ctr, St. Albans, WV, died 3/22/2020

Wesley Morrison, 82, Cross Lanes Office, Cross Lanes, WV, died 1/21/2020

Gerald Arnold, 80, Mountaineer Plant, New Haven, WV, died 3/30/2020

Howard McDaniel, 78, Sporn Plant, New Haven, WV, died 3/3/2020

Harold Lilly, 98, Beckley Service Center, Beckley, WV, died 5/2/2020

Michael Fotos, 87, Huntington Office, Huntington, WV, died 12/31/2019

Richard Tyree, 85, Amos Plant, Winfield, WV, died 5/13/2020

James Allen, 87, Kanawha River Plant, Glasgow, WV, died 2/25/2020

Sandra Myers, 84, Charleston Office, Charleston, WV, died 2/28/2020

Raymond Smith, 95, Sporn Plant, New Haven, WV, died 4/25/2020

Helen Marshall, 89, River Trans Division, West Columbia, WV, died 3/6/2020

Mary Kessinger, 89, Williamson Office, Williamson, WV, died 4/12/2020

Joseph Turner, 43, Amos Plant, Winfield, WV, died 1/23/2020

Harry Halstead, 87, unknown location, died 1/3/2020

Retirements Jan. – May 2020

Arkansas

Frank Duffy retired 1/4/2020, from Flint Creek Plant, Gentry, AR, after 39 years

Michael Philpott retired 1/31/2020, from Flint Creek Plant, Gentry, AR, after 28 years

Ceaphus Patterson retired 4/11/2020, from Turk Power Plant, Fulton, AR, after 34 years

Kelly Currey retired 2/28/2020, from Turk Power Plant, Fulton, AR, after 39 years

Michael Boersma retired 1/3/2020, from Greenwood, Greenwood, AR, after 42 years

Darrell Boulter retired 2/13/2020, from Greenwood, Greenwood, AR, after 40 years

John Campbell retired 4/21/2020, from Rogers, Rogers, AR, after 41 years

Frank Whitehead retired 3/28/2020, from Harry D. Mattison Plant, Tontitown, AR, after 39 years

Indiana

David Hollander retired 5/1/2020, from Rockport Plant, Rockport, IN, after 35 years

Donald Skinner retired 4/1/2020, from Rockport Plant, Rockport, IN, after 38 years

Brian Sauter retired 12/1/2019, from Rockport Plant, Rockport, IN, after 35 years

Juanita Floyd retired 2/29/2020, from Rockport Plant, Rockport, IN, after 32 years

Bret Heltzel retired 3/18/2020, from Rockport Plant, Rockport, IN, after 40 years

Bernard Dowell retired 2/29/2020, from Dale Station Hdqtrs, Dale, IN, after 36 years

Frank Fowler retired 4/4/2020, from Dale Station Hdqtrs, Dale, IN, after 41 years

Diana Furrow retired 1/1/2020, from Northeast Svc Center, New Haven, IN, after 28 years

Tony Surfus retired 4/1/2020, from Northeast Svc Center, New Haven, IN, after 29 years

Vicki Milholland retired 2/1/2020, from Ft Wayne One Summit Square, Ft. Wayne, IN, after 12 years

Terry Smith retired 4/1/2020, from Ft Wayne One Summit Square, Ft. Wayne, IN, after 33 years

Rickey Brown retired 2/29/2020, from Marion Svc Ctr-Bldg#1, Marion, IN, after 34 years

Diana Heishman retired 1/8/2020, from Muncie Srv Ctr, Muncie, IN, after 16 years

Kevin McCall retired 5/1/2020, from Muncie Srv Ctr, Muncie, IN, after 41 years

Roger Solkey retired 5/1/2020, from South Bend Svc Ctr, South Bend, IN, after 36 years

Paul Strebinger retired 5/2/2020, from South Bend Svc Ctr, South Bend, IN, after 20 years

Michael Kaczynski retired 2/12/2020, from South Bend Svc Ctr, South Bend, IN, after 29 years

Mark Kay retired 2/28/2020, from Baer Field Svc Ctr, Ft. Wayne, IN, after 32 years

Daniel Heck retired 4/1/2020, from Baer Field Svc Ctr, Ft. Wayne, IN, after 41 years

Kerry Hall retired 2/1/2020, from Spy Run Bldg. #3, Ft. Wayne, IN, after 19 years

Kentucky

Donna Hurt retired 4/1/2020, from Hazard Service Center, Hazard, KY, after 40 years

Jeffrey Combs retired 4/1/2020, from Hazard Service Center, Hazard, KY, after 42 years

Bobby Tackett retired 3/20/2020, from Pikeville Service Ctr, Pikeville, KY, after 39 years

Alfred Wellman retired 4/30/2020, from Big Sandy Plant, Louisa, KY, after 29 years

David Sammons retired 5/30/2020, from Big Sandy Plant, Louisa, KY, after 36 years

Lita Campbell retired 4/1/2020, from Robert E Matthews Service Cent, Ashland, KY, after 42 years

Ronald Kuehne retired 5/16/2020, from Robert E Matthews Service Cent, Ashland, KY, after 37 years

Louisiana

Daniel Salter retired 2/18/2020, from Shreveport General Office, Shreveport, LA, after 22 years

Richard Glasgow retired 2/13/2020, from Shreveport General Office, Shreveport, LA, after 43 years

Cynthia Youngblood retired 12/1/2019, from Shreveport Office, Shreveport, LA, after 27 years

Sylvain Parisy retired 4/8/2020, from Shreveport Operations, Shreveport, LA, after 40 years

Rickey Pellegrin retired 1/8/2020, from Central Maintenance Facility, Shreveport, LA, after 38 years

Eugene Hall retired 3/3/2020, from Central Maintenance Facility, Shreveport, LA, after 38 years

Gary Wilson retired 2/26/2020, from Lieberman Power Plant, Mooringsport, LA, after 36 years

Deborah Carver retired 2/1/2020, from System Control Center, Shreveport, LA, after 46 years

Jessie Bohannon retired 1/9/2020, from System Control Center, Shreveport, LA, after 17 years

Terri McConnell retired 3/9/2020, from System Control Center, Shreveport, LA, after 41 years

David Crenshaw retired 4/1/2020, from System Control Center, Shreveport, LA, after 30 years

Richard Demmon retired 5/1/2020, from Natchitoches Service Center, Natchitoches, LA, after 41 years

Richard Cain retired 5/30/2020, from Natchitoches Service Center, Natchitoches, LA, after 34 years

Jack Melton retired 2/3/2020, from Dolet Hills Lignite, Mansfield, LA, after 25 years

Danny Cobbs retired 4/22/2020, from Dolet Hills Lignite, Mansfield, LA, after 30 years

Michigan

Richard Mankowski retired 4/23/2020, from Cook Material Center, Bridgman, MI, after 35 years

Kurt Schneider retired 3/7/2020, from St Joe Ofc & Svc Ctr, Benton Harbor, MI, after 41 years

Chris Nielsen retired 4/18/2020, from St Joe Ofc & Svc Ctr, Benton Harbor, MI, after 44 years

Larry Larsh retired 3/19/2020, from Three Rivers Svc Ctr, Three Rivers, MI, after 21 years

William Diener retired 4/21/2020, from Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, after 33 years

John Lidstrom retired 12/6/2019, from Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, after 18 years

Henry Truer retired 1/1/2020, from Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, after 11 years

Rick Weich retired 1/1/2020, from Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, after 12 years

Tammy Rose retired 2/14/2020, from Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, after 10 years

Mark Debiak retired 3/5/2020, from Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, after 10 years

John Rogers retired 1/24/2020, from Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, after 28 years

Prasad Tumuluri retired 4/1/2020, from Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, after 20 years

Charles Springman retired 1/1/2020, from Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, after 35 years

Darrel Heflin retired 2/1/2020, from Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, after 34 years

Bruce Hamilton retired 4/7/2020, from Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, after 27 years

Barrett Fanning retired 4/11/2020, from Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, after 28 years

Craig Graeber retired 5/1/2020, from Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, after 40 years

Gary Richardville retired 5/28/2020, from Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, after 27 years

Nebraska

Kent Fritzler retired 1/11/2020, from Alliance, Alliance, NE, after 40 years

Merlin Drumheller retired 5/1/2020, from Alliance, Alliance, NE, after 38 years

Steven Welch retired 5/1/2020, from Alliance, Alliance, NE, after 37 years

Ohio

Jeffrey Ward retired 12/17/2019, from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 27 years

Daniel Holmes retired 12/28/2019, from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 35 years

Paul Pennino retired 1/16/2020, from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 36 years

Philip Lewis retired 1/16/2020, from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 37 years

Terry Hemsworth retired 12/6/2019, from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 36 years

Tracy Elich retired 1/1/2020, from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 43 years

William Pratt retired 1/1/2020, from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 36 years

Lorraine Harris retired 2/1/2020, from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 41 years

Rhonda Myers retired 2/1/2020, from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 19 years

Douglas Clark retired 3/14/2020, from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 18 years

Robert Barnes retired 4/4/2020, from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 40 years

Terry Cowans retired 3/31/2020, from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 10 years

Julie Albert retired 4/4/2020, from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 12 years

Ava Chau retired 4/15/2020, from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 34 years

Debra Woltz retired 5/1/2020, from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 35 years

Diana Weaver retired 5/2/2020, from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 39 years

Sandra Perry retired 5/5/2020, from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 18 years

Kymberly Lemasters retired 5/9/2020, from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 15 years

James Fraley retired 3/21/2020, from 850 Tech Center Bldg, Gahanna, OH, after 13 years

Davey Miller retired 12/1/2019, from Gavin, Cheshire, OH, after 40 years

Timothy Summers retired 2/22/2020, from Transmission Training Center, Pataskala, OH, after 40 years

Donald Stemple retired 4/3/2020, from Marietta Service Center, Marietta, OH, after 37 years

Daniel Wagner retired 4/14/2020, from Transmission Ops Center, New Albany, OH, after 40 years

Carlos Garcia retired 5/30/2020, from Central Operations Center, Groveport, OH, after 34 years

Betty Simcox retired 2/1/2020, from Central Operations Center, Groveport, OH, after 10 years

Marjorie Wolpe retired 4/21/2020, from Central Operations Center, Groveport, OH, after 14 years

Pamela Scott retired 5/2/2020, from Central Operations Center, Groveport, OH, after 26 years

Beth Johnson retired 3/7/2020, from Lancaster Service Bldg, Lancaster, OH, after 38 years

Ronald Spence retired 2/15/2020, from Newark Service Bldg, Newark, OH, after 34 years

Sherry Hubbard retired 4/18/2020, from Newark Service Bldg, Newark, OH, after 10 years

William Eads retired 12/20/2019, from John E. Dolan Lab, Groveport, OH, after 35 years

Nicholas Kounouzvelis retired 2/12/2020, from Columbus Nw Svc Ctr, Columbus, OH, after 33 years

Lonnie Lawhorn retired 2/7/2020, from Columbus Nw Svc Ctr, Columbus, OH, after 18 years

Alfred Mazur retired 2/22/2020, from Zanesville Svc Ctr, Zanesville, OH, after 34 years

John Dwyer retired 4/1/2020, from Belmont Ofc & Svc Bldg, St. Clairsville, OH, after 40 years

Roger Popish retired 4/1/2020, from Belmont Ofc & Svc Bldg, St. Clairsville, OH, after 38 years

Keith Gregory retired 1/3/2020, from Steubenville Service Center, Steubenville, OH, after 30 years

Mark Kohli retired 1/25/2020, from Lima Service Center, Lima, OH, after 25 years

Scott Ransom retired 3/7/2020, from Lima Service Center, Lima, OH, after 32 years

Steven Hopkins retired 3/7/2020, from Chillicothe Svc Ctr, Chillicothe, OH, after 40 years

Deborah Lewis retired 2/5/2020, from Chlicthe Stn&Meter/T&D, Chillicothe, OH, after 41 years

Raymond Webb retired 5/1/2020, from Chlicthe Stn&Meter/T&D, Chillicothe, OH, after 31 years

Gregory Greutman retired 2/11/2020, from Van Wert Service Ctr, Van Wert, OH, after 40 years

Charles Tucker retired 2/12/2020, from Canton Estrn Reg Ofc, Canton, OH, after 12 years

Terri Surbey retired 5/1/2020, from Canton Estrn Reg Ofc, Canton, OH, after 34 years

Connie Montella retired 4/18/2020, from Canton Estrn Reg Ofc, Canton, OH, after 19 years

Thomas DeHaven retired 2/18/2020, from Canton Estrn Reg Ofc, Canton, OH, after 39 years

John Herold retired 2/29/2020, from Canton Estrn Reg Ofc, Canton, OH, after 41 years

Randall Wagner retired 5/30/2020, from Canton South Svc Ctr, Canton, OH, after 40 years

Curtis Oberhauser retired 5/2/2020, from Canton South Svc Ctr, Canton, OH, after 42 years

Patrick Keane retired 3/1/2020, from Canton South Svc Ctr, Canton, OH, after 35 years

Jeffrey Smith retired 12/6/2019, from Canton General Svc Ctr, Canton, OH, after 17 years

Pamela Mason retired 4/1/2020, from Tiffin Service Center, Tiffin, OH, after 32 years

Benny Davis retired 3/13/2020, from Conesville Plant, Conesville, OH, after 39 years

Mark Hatten retired 2/18/2020, from Athens Ofc & Svc Center, Athens, OH, after 42 years

Greg Honabarger retired 4/1/2020, from Coshocton Service Ctr, Coshocton, OH, after 41 years

Donald Brouse retired 4/1/2020, from Coshocton Service Ctr, Coshocton, OH, after 46 years

Daniel German retired 2/8/2020, from Mcconnelsville Svc Ctr, Mcconnelsville, OH, after 20 years

Arleen L’Ecuyer retired 1/1/2020, from AEP Transmission, New Albany, OH, after 39 years

Richard Hoffman retired 12/6/2019, from AEP Transmission, New Albany, OH, after 41 years

Jacquelyne Martin retired 4/4/2020, from AEP Transmission, New Albany, OH, after 26 years

Anna Kemmerling retired 2/1/2020, from AEPOH 700 Bldg Gahanna, Gahanna, OH, after 34 years

Paul Creager retired 2/12/2020, from Grandview Service Center, Columbus, OH, after 50 years

Thomas Musselman retired 3/1/2020, from Grandview Service Center, Columbus, OH, after 46 years

Reginald Brown retired 5/1/2020, from Grandview Service Center, Columbus, OH, after 28 years

Philip Craft retired 3/3/2020, from Lucasville Service Center, Lucasville, OH, after 50 years

Thomas Walters retired 4/4/2020, from East Ohio Transmission SC, St. Clairsville, OH, after 38 years

John Schechter retired 4/7/2020, from AEP Transmission, New Albany, OH, after 39 years

Oklahoma

Anthony Pannell retired 5/1/2020, from Alsuma Meter & Substation, Tulsa, OK, after 38 years

Mark Mason retired 2/29/2020, from Alsuma Meter & Substation, Tulsa, OK, after 35 years

Lindsey Moore retired 4/16/2020, from Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, after 33 years

Rheea Marquette-Baker retired 4/1/2020, from Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, after 15 years

Claude Smith retired 1/11/2020, from Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, after 35 years

Shellie Reider retired 1/7/2020, from Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, after 32 years

Glen Rind retired 1/11/2020, from Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, after 35 years

Betty Adair retired 1/11/2020, from Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, after 16 years

David Kidd retired 3/14/2020, from Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, after 22 years

Russell Rice retired 4/1/2020, from Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, after 46 years

James Turnbull retired 4/18/2020, from Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, after 38 years

Ben Mullen retired 4/18/2020, from Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, after 40 years

Khalid Khan retired 4/1/2020, from Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, after 14 years

Debra Rooney retired 5/30/2020, from Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, after 20 years

David Bedford retired 5/30/2020, from Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, after 33 years

Harolynn Wofford retired 2/29/2020, from Hugo, Hugo, OK, after 34 years

Virgil Lott retired 5/1/2020, from McAlester Operations Center, McAlester, OK, after 36 years

Jerry Frazier retired 4/1/2020, from McAlester Operations Center, McAlester, OK, after 42 years

Gregg Wood retired 2/8/2020, from Northeastern Stn 1&2, Oologah, OK, after 45 years

Douglas Clark retired 2/20/2020, from Mid Metro, Tulsa, OK, after 38 years

Richard Bynum retired 4/18/2020, from Mid Metro, Tulsa, OK, after 41 years

Joe Nichols retired 4/1/2020, from Mid Metro, Tulsa, OK, after 46 years

Dwayne Boggs retired 2/26/2020, from Mid Metro, Tulsa, OK, after 36 years

Mark Hardison retired 3/21/2020, from Mid Metro, Tulsa, OK, after 40 years

Texas

Bryan Johnson retired 1/11/2020, from Victoria Service Center, Victoria, TX, after 38 years

Robert Lutes retired 1/1/2020, from Sw Dist Sys-San Angelo, San Angelo, TX, after 26 years

Ronnie Ellis retired 5/30/2020, from Sw Dist Sys-San Angelo, San Angelo, TX, after 38 years

Wilma Mullins retired 2/26/2020, from Sw Dist Sys-San Angelo, San Angelo, TX, after 16 years

Arturo Resendez retired 2/8/2020, from Electric System Ops, Corpus Christi, TX, after 33 years

Timothy Heard retired 4/1/2020, from Electric System Ops, Corpus Christi, TX, after 38 years

Ronald Miller retired 4/1/2020, from Pharr North Service Center, Pharr, TX, after 33 years

Raul Garza retired 4/14/2020, from Pharr North Service Center, Pharr, TX, after 23 years

Richard Hussman retired 2/15/2020, from Abilene Distribution, Abilene, TX, after 35 years

Robert Gleason retired 2/12/2020, from Abilene Distribution, Abilene, TX, after 40 years

Johnny Brown retired 2/1/2020, from Eden, Eden, TX, after 31 years

Kenny Smart retired 4/2/2020, from Junction, Junction, TX, after 25 years

Paul Rodriguez retired 4/1/2020, from Uvalde Service Center, Uvalde, TX, after 37 years

Omar Dominguez retired 12/6/2019, from Refugio Area Office, Refugio, TX, after 26 years

James Crittenden retired 1/8/2020, from Center, Center, TX, after 34 years

Eddie Pallarez retired 4/18/2020, from Marfa SC, Marfa, TX, after 45 years

Vicky Garlick retired 2/1/2020, from Marfa SC, Marfa, TX, after 43 years

Glenda Williams retired 1/14/2020, from Matador, Matador, TX, after 34 years

Joe George retired 5/1/2020, from Pirkey Plant, Hallsville, TX, after 14 years

Patrick Hunter retired 5/1/2020, from Oklaunion Power Plt, Vernon, TX, after 17 years

Paul Salone retired 1/11/2020, from Sinton Area Office, Sinton, TX, after 21 years

Rodolfo Rincon retired 3/31/2020, from Laredo Service Center, Laredo, TX, after 40 years

Louis Bertschy retired 4/4/2020, from Wilkes Plant, Avinger, TX, after 42 years

Teresa Whitt retired 12/18/2019, from Home Office-CC, Corpus Christi, TX, after 21 years

Donald Lewis retired 1/1/2020, from Home Office-CC, Corpus Christi, TX, after 40 years

Iris Smoll retired 4/25/2020, from Home Office-CC, Corpus Christi, TX, after 12 years

Glenn Martin retired 1/9/2020, from Home Office-CC, Corpus Christi, TX, after 33 years

Glen Kelley retired 1/4/2020, from Home Office-CC, Corpus Christi, TX, after 36 years

Charles Thompson retired 4/17/2020, from Welsh Plant, Pittsburg, TX, after 27 years

Roger Skene retired 2/22/2020, from Welsh Plant, Pittsburg, TX, after 38 years

H Leal retired 3/7/2020, from San Benito Service Center, San Benito, TX, after 39 years

Jose Martinez retired 2/6/2020, from San Benito Service Center, San Benito, TX, after 39 years

Rhonda Ryan retired 5/16/2020, from Austin Govt Office, Austin, TX, after 17 years

Virginia

Frank Nichols retired 5/26/2020, from Rocky Mount Ofc & Svc Ctr, Rocky Mount, VA, after 38 years

James Casteele retired 5/30/2020, from Pulaski Svc Center, Pulaski, VA, after 30 years

Emmett Thompson retired 4/14/2020, from Pennhall Trg Center, Union Hall, VA, after 25 years

Vernon Roupe retired 4/1/2020, from Fieldale Office, Fieldale, VA, after 26 years

Michael Turner retired 5/16/2020, from Fieldale Office, Fieldale, VA, after 32 years

Jeffrey McClanahan retired 2/29/2020, from Grundy Ofc & Svc Ctr, Grundy, VA, after 41 years

Ricky Holmes retired 1/11/2020, from Clinch River Plant, Cleveland, VA, after 40 years

Edgar Taylor retired 4/18/2020, from Clinch River Plant, Cleveland, VA, after 38 years

Douglas Helms retired 2/11/2020, from Roanoke Main Office, Roanoke, VA, after 15 years

Donald Stull retired 1/18/2020, from Roanoke Main Office, Roanoke, VA, after 29 years

John Shepelwich retired 2/21/2020, from Roanoke Main Office, Roanoke, VA, after 39 years

Jerry Waller retired 5/1/2020, from Roanoke Main Office, Roanoke, VA, after 34 years

James Thrasher retired 1/18/2020, from Roanoke Main Office, Roanoke, VA, after 30 years

Harkisan Naran retired 3/28/2020, from Roanoke Main Office, Roanoke, VA, after 10 years

Patsy Fout retired 4/16/2020, from Roanoke Service Bldg., Roanoke, VA, after 38 years

Mark Holder retired 5/21/2020, from Roanoke Service Bldg., Roanoke, VA, after 35 years

Donald Hall retired 5/2/2020, from Roanoke Service Bldg., Roanoke, VA, after 38 years

Billy Carroll retired 1/18/2020, from Smith Mountain Hydro, Sandy Level, VA, after 37 years

Mark Boles retired 5/1/2020, from Smith Mountain Hydro, Sandy Level, VA, after 42 years

Robie Tuck retired 4/4/2020, from Smith Mountain Hydro, Sandy Level, VA, after 32 years

Robert Jones retired 5/19/2020, from Abingdon Service Ctr, Abingdon, VA, after 30 years

Randall Ellison retired 2/3/2020, from John W. Vaughan Ctr Mtr/Str, Roanoke, VA, after 30 years

Buford Nunn retired 2/28/2020, from John W. Vaughan Ctr Mtr/Str, Roanoke, VA, after 34 years

Robert Wagner retired 1/25/2020, from John W. Vaughan Ctr Mtr/Str, Roanoke, VA, after 39 years

James Cheek retired 3/21/2020, from John W. Vaughan Center, Roanoke, VA, after 40 years

Steven Clements retired 4/2/2020, from John W. Vaughan Center, Roanoke, VA, after 40 years

John Bush retired 5/1/2020, from John W. Vaughan Center, Roanoke, VA, after 41 years

West Virginia

Merel Gilbert retired 3/1/2020, from Beckley Service Center, Beckley, WV, after 35 years

Gregory Bowen retired 4/10/2020, from Williamson Svc Ctr, Williamson, WV, after 31 years

Darren Porter retired 2/28/2020, from Williamson Svc Ctr, Williamson, WV, after 31 years

Timothy Cooper retired 2/13/2020, from Amos Plant, Winfield, WV, after 40 years

Jack Shirkey retired 2/13/2020, from Amos Plant, Winfield, WV, after 41 years

Donald Parrish retired 5/2/2020, from Amos Plant, Winfield, WV, after 10 years

Terry Buck retired 2/17/2020, from Amos Plant, Winfield, WV, after 25 years

Michael McCutcheon retired 4/11/2020, from Amos Plant, Winfield, WV, after 40 years

Rodney Waugh retired 4/22/2020, from Amos Plant, Winfield, WV, after 40 years

David Kellar retired 5/5/2020, from Amos Plant, Winfield, WV, after 41 years

Joe Hysell retired 5/23/2020, from Amos Plant, Winfield, WV, after 40 years

Walter Davis retired 4/4/2020, from Bluefield Wv Srv Ctr, Bluefield, WV, after 41 years

James Sing retired 5/1/2020, from Mitchell Plant, Cresap, WV, after 13 years

Dan Scott retired 4/29/2020, from Mitchell Plant, Cresap, WV, after 35 years

Larry Phillips retired 5/1/2020, from Mitchell Plant, Cresap, WV, after 40 years

Dan Palicka retired 2/20/2020, from Mitchell Plant, Cresap, WV, after 38 years

Dolores Hammer retired 2/1/2020, from Mitchell Plant, Cresap, WV, after 12 years

Gerald Kinser retired 4/1/2020, from Mitchell Plant, Cresap, WV, after 38 years

Donald Tucker retired 4/1/2020, from Milton Ofc & Svc Ctr, Milton, WV, after 14 years

Jarrel Leggett retired 2/29/2020, from Milton Ofc & Svc Ctr, Milton, WV, after 35 years

Taylor Tomblin retired 1/4/2020, from Logan Service Center, Logan, WV, after 41 years

Donald Mikus retired 3/13/2020, from Logan Service Center, Logan, WV, after 33 years

Sidney Warner retired 5/30/2020, from Central Machine Shop, South Charleston, WV, after 33 years

Walter Knollinger retired 5/1/2020, from Wheeling Service Bldg, Wheeling, WV, after 42 years

William Osborne retired 1/4/2020, from Mountaineer Plant, New Haven, WV, after 42 years

Andrew Vaughan retired 12/28/2019, from Mountaineer Plant, New Haven, WV, after 36 years

Lonnie Newell retired 4/1/2020, from Mountaineer Plant, New Haven, WV, after 36 years

Martha Niles retired 1/25/2020, from River Trans Division, West Columbia, WV, after 11 years

Karen Lodwick retired 2/13/2020, from River Trans Division, West Columbia, WV, after 10 years

Marilyn Tite retired 5/21/2020, from River Trans Division, West Columbia, WV, after 22 years

Joseph Bocook retired 3/9/2020, from River Trans Division, West Columbia, WV, after 20 years

William Null retired 4/1/2020, from River Trans Division, West Columbia, WV, after 40 years

Garry Higginbotham retired 4/18/2020, from N Charleston Svc Ctr, Charleston, WV, after 41 years

Akins Speaks About Social Unrest and AEP’s Position

Nick Akins, chairman, president and chief executive officer of AEP, expressed his appreciation for employee’s leadership to make sure AEP operates efficiently and meets customer needs through the pandemic, in his latest video to employees. The positive elements of AEP’s culture have been on full display. The current racially-charged and violent events bring another layer of stress and fear. Again, this is a time for employees to show their leadership.

“The recent horrible events should motivate us to be thoughtful of inherent biases that exist,” he said. “I want to make sure our position is understood and that employees exhibit those qualities of what we’re about at AEP.”

“As I watch the unjust deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and many others, the situation that occurred in Minneapolis and other cities, it’s truly saddening and appalling. It’s uncalled for and it’s unacceptable in society. It represents not just the physical action, but it also represents individuals who don’t have the same opportunities that others have. We have to work together to fix that,” Akins said.

You can watch the video of Akins here.

It is a reminder that the racial divide continues in our country. It underscores the importance of why AEP is committed to diversity and inclusion. Everyone should feel welcomed, valued, and treated with dignity and respect.

Akins continued, “We need to focus on our company and our employees and ensure that everyone can meet their best expectation of what they do. That’s why we want to have a culture in place to support that. It’s also very important for us to exhibit that in society.”

Akins acknowledged AEP’s diversity and inclusion program as a business necessity. “We have a diversity and inclusion program in our company that I am very proud of. Our executives and employees participate in those activities. We have a lot to do, but we’ve made a lot of progress,” he said. “That progress can be impacted by what’s happening in the rest of our country. We are putting out a letter to support the efforts to have our city, state and federal governments focus on bridging this racial divide.”

Part of AEP’s inclusion and diversity program is about understanding and disrupting biases. “There is no question we have to get in the hearts and minds to understand perspectives,” Akins said. “All individuals need to embrace diversity and inclusion and support AEP’s efforts.”

He reminds employees to follow AEP’s Social Media Policy. In light of recent protests, AEP has been made aware of several comments by employees and contractors that appear to violate company policies and standards. If you wouldn’t say it to your supervisor or CEO face-to-face, you probably shouldn’t say it on social media.

“Anyone who can’t support our inclusion and diversity efforts doesn’t belong at AEP. We don’t want people sending out negative messages. That can truly impact an individual’s reputation but the company as well,” said Akins. “It’s important that we understand the role that we play.”

Employees can further this work by making a personal commitment to use their areas of influence to bring about change.

“Just as COVID-19 has brought us together, eventually all of this is going to bring us together to make sure we’re functioning as a society that makes sense for everyone,” Akins said. “We are going to be a part of that in a positive way to make sure we are successful in the future.”

Note: Akins is currently working from home, like many AEP employees. He filmed this video from his home without a videographer.

Conesville Plant: Retiring After 62 Years of Service

  • 62-year-old 1,590-MW Conesville Plant retires May 31
  • Conesville’s Unit 2 began operation Dec. 26, 1957

For 62 years, Conesville Plant has sat along the banks of the Muskingum River, approximately 10 miles downriver from Coshocton, Ohio. For decades, its stacks rising like beacons to those who live and work in the area. The water vapor a sign you were close to home.

When the last of the coal pile is depleted, the familiar steam plumes will fade away. Conesville’s last operating unit, Unit 4, will retire May 31, and the lights will be turned off for the final time.

From that first day in 1957 to today, Conesville employees, will all tell you that the plant is more than just a place to work. You will hear variations of: “We are family.”  “My coworkers are my brothers and sisters.” They were always ready to lend a hand when needed.

They were also very much about giving back to their community. They pride themselves on the relationships that were built over the years. This is evident in the successful Earth Day Celebrations, involvement in the local Boy Scout camp and working to reclaim abandoned mine land nearby, to name just a few.

Some facts about Conesville Plant throughout the years:

  • At the time Unit 4 began operation, it was jointly owned by Cincinnati Gas and Electric (a forerunner of Duke Energy), Columbus Southern Ohio Electric and DP&L. In 2014, Duke Energy sold its stake in Conesville to Dynegy. Three years later in 2017, Dynegy sold its stake in Conesville. DP&L continues to hold a minority ownership of Unit 4 with AEP.
  • Conesville’s five subcritical units, 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6, were re-engineered to either be black start capable or capable to load reject, or both, in order to be ready if the electrical grid would go down.
  • Plant employees hosted countless tours for the community and school children, welcoming 2,000-3,000 people a year.
  • Conesville was an early adopter of the LEAN process. Using the learnings from the process improvement initiative to improve the overall competitiveness and culture of the plant.

The Great Blizzard of 1978

On January 25, 1978, Ohio experienced the worst snowstorm in its history. Conesville Plant continued operation with a skeleton crew for five days, working 12 hours on and 12 hours off. Due to closed roads, these employees were snowed in at the plant during this time. The snow was so bad the employees had to dig out the coal to keep the plant running. When Dave Leppla, plant manager, first arrived at the plant during the storm, he also brought his wife, Wanda and groceries. Both Dave and Wanda stayed the five days and Wanda cooked for the employees who were working to keep the lights on.

Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation

Conesville Power Plant partnered with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio State University, and the Ohio Coal Development Office to use the plant’s flue gas desulfurization (FGD) material to eliminate an abandoned mine land (AML) site and improve the environment in Coshocton County.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR)-approved AML project will reclaim this nearly three-fourths mile strip of land from its coal mining past. The project is a partnership between AEP, ODNR, Ohio State University and the Ohio Coal Development Office. This was later expanded into several successful projects and adopted in other parts of the state.

Earth Day Celebrations

For 20 years, Conesville Plant held an outdoor educational event, for students in fifth and sixth grades. Over the years, plant employees and retirees alike assisted with the event. “We’ve always taken a lot of pride in being involved in the community,” said Tom Seward, superintendent of operations. “The Earth Day Celebrations were a way for the plant employees to reach out and make a local impact.”

The largest event was the plant’s last one. In 2019, more than 900 students and teachers participated in activities in and around the plant, Wills Creek Dam and Muskingum County Boy Scout Reservation. Activities over the years included dam tours, demonstrations from the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office, electrofishing with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, viewing of eagles with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, learning about the plant and its recycling efforts and many more.

Memories from the Conesville Family

“My first assignment at AEP involved a technology demonstration project at Conesville. It was the first coal plant I had ever seen. I had the privilege of working with very talented and dedicated people. I gained an appreciation for Conesville’s proud history and close ties to the community that is common among AEP’s plants.” – Paul Chodak, EVP – Generation

“I remember my first trip to Conesville. It was in the late ‘80s and I had just been named to a new position at Tanners Creek Plant. The Conesville leadership team was kind enough to spend a day and a half sharing with me how they managed the plant on a daily basis. That helpful culture has been a hallmark of the Conesville team for a long, long time.  Most notably, the entire team’s response to Ohio deregulation was outstanding. They lived the kind of ‘can do’ culture that drives successful organizations, despite the overwhelming odds against them. So inspiring. Thanks for the memories Conesville!” – Mark McCullough, EVP – Transmission

“This is a very difficult time for everyone at Conesville. They have worked incredibly hard since becoming a competitive plant in 2014 to bring value to AEP. Their commitment to lean processes, employee engagement, innovation and Zero Harm are to be commended. I know I speak for leaders across AEP when I say that we greatly appreciate all they have done to provide electric supply to their stakeholders in the most reliable and professional manner. All of us at AEP say ‘Thank You.’” – Chuck Zebula – EVP Energy Supply

“I had limited familiarity with the Conesville team prior to the facility becoming part of the unregulated fleet in 2014. The challenges were so big, and yet the response from the team was bigger. Conesville employees became an example for the rest of the fleet in focusing on what they could control and achieving significant results. Clearly there was a long history of accomplishments at Conesville before that time; yet, what I admire most is their legacy of setting fleet standards all the way to closure.“ – Dan Lee, SVP – Fossil & Hydro Generation

“I hold a very special place in my heart for all the employees and contractors I worked with at Conesville Plant. When we moved into the unregulated side of the business into full competition and started our Lean Transformation initiative, the employees fully embraced the challenge and I was able to be a part of the largest culture transformational effort I’ve ever seen. During our culture transformational initiative, I had several employees come to me and tell me we could write books about what was taking place at Conesville, and that was the truth – the coolest thing I’ve ever seen.” – Mike Zwick, former plant manager and current managing director for the competitive Fossil Hydro fleet

“Wow! My career at Conesville began over 35 years ago, but in some ways it seems like just yesterday! We’ve had times of great sadness and times of great celebration. I’m proud to say I was a part of the CV Team.” – Susan Shuck, administrative supv.

“My heart aches for our retirees and business partners. We had plans to have a large celebration with all of our former co-workers and business partners who had an impact on making Conesville Plant the gem it is. However, with the COVID-19 impact on gatherings, we will not be able to assemble and share stories and a meal one last time. Our message to all of those great people who passed through this plant as important contributors, ‘thank you!’ We really wanted to get together one last time and want you to know it hurts that it will not happen. On to the next chapter.” – Erich Skelley, a retiree who came back to work as a safety and health consultant

“I was hired at Conesville Plant as an environmental technician. It was an amazing place to learn and grow. The people there were welcoming and took the time to teach me everything I wanted to know. I always thought I would retire from Conesville. When an offer came to transfer to AEP Engineering, I was very unsure if it was the right move but a few of the men I really looked up to advised me that it would be a great opportunity. As usual, they were right and I am grateful, but I often miss working there. It is personally very sad for me to see Conesville shutting down. I will always be grateful for the time I was privileged to work there and the many people who helped me become a better person, engineer and leader.” – Gary Spitznogle, vice president – Environmental Services

“I loved working at Conesville, It was a great place to work, a great place to learn how to better yourself, a great place to realize we are better as a team, and a great place to be part of a family. In the 90s, our plant manager, Dan Lambert, started a cultural transformation that had a positive impact across all of AEP Generation. The focus started with a simple book about building trust, which has had a lifelong impact on me personally, ‘Managing from the HEART’ by Hyler Bracey and Jack Rosenblum. Dan also had us focus on real teamwork and our processes. This really helped finalize the cultural transformation. Before Dan left Conesville, his leadership and our hard work were recognized with the Baldrige Ohio Governor’s Award for Excellence. This was a very proud moment for all of us at the plant. It was in the middle of our culture transformation, when I was inspired to write a song. Earl Duck and myself talked Dan Lambert into letting us perform it for our new boss, Bill Sigmon. Bill must have been ok with it since Earl and I are still employed.”  Brian Scragg, director performance improvement

“When I started in 1989, there were roughly 525 employees at Conesville. We did everything ourselves when it came to outage work; and since Conesville had six units, it seemed like we were always in an outage or planning for one. The better part of my career was on the maintenance side, outage season was our busy time, which meant spending long hours working weekends together. This also meant we spent more of our awake time with coworkers than our families. You learned fast, or the hard way that you have to get along with your coworkers and value their strengths. I will miss the people more than the place when it comes to Conesville!” – Ron Borton, gen apps support spec lead

“I went to work at Conesville upon graduation from college and it was my first real job. I was so nervous to go and start my job there in the chemistry lab. I remember those who worked in the lab at first joked that they had socks older than me, but very quickly accepted me and began to teach me about the plant and their jobs. I will never forget my chem lab family.” – Kimberly Chilcote, fuel buyer staff

“I am happy to say I worked at the plant. It was a tremendous place to work. They were good to me and my family. There’s been really good people, from the leadership on down, although I may be slightly partial to the current manager (Ryan Forbes, current plant manager, is Gary’s son). They are all about safety. They want to make sure when you walk through the door that you go home through that door. We truly are a family. – Gary Forbes, retired material handler

“I have many memories of the plant. I was three years old when my dad first started working at the plant. As kids, we would fish and swim in the ash ponds. In the winter, the employees would shovel off the snow we’d all ice skate and roast hot dogs. I also remember driving to Columbus at Christmastime with my family to see Lazarus and all the lights. My dad would explain to my brother John and me that it was because of Conesville Plant that the lights were on. We were too young to understand at the time. My dad was really proud of that fact.” – Dave Leppla, retired plant operator

“Everybody that worked there was family. They’re the finest men I’ve ever worked with. If somebody needed something, it was taken care of for them. We would tease one another like you would tease your own family members. I could laugh, a full blown, belly laugh every day. That’s what I miss the most since retiring. I miss the funny moments that would happen throughout the day. I could write a book about it. It was unbelievable. Thirty-eight years seems like it flew by.” – John Leppla, retired instrument and control tech

“I don’t know what life without Conesville Power Plant looks like and neither do my wife and kids. All being natives of Coshocton, Ohio, it’s always played a meaningful role in our lives. Frankly, we can’t escape being emotionally impacted from the situation. However, ‘appreciation’ is most of what I’m feeling right now. For more than 62 years, it has given us pride of worthy jobs, stability in local commerce, and really, a sense of belonging. It’s a unique and special bond with the locals, and I’m confident the memories will continue giving. Many area residents have a gravitating connection to the plant and almost all have only a very small degree of separation. Our legacy is going to be a good mix of contribution, loyalty and humor. As not only plant manager, but local community member, I very sincerely thank all who have built the Conesville family and I’m honored to sign off Conesville Power Plant with employees that have a long list of accomplishments and successes of which we are proud!” – Ryan Forbes, plant manager

CONESVILLE PLANT KEY DATES:

Dec. 26, 1957: Conesville Unit 2, 125 MW, began operation with 52 employees.

1959 – Unit 1, also 125 MW, comes on line.

1963 – 165 MW Unit 3 begins operation.

1973: Unit 4, with 780 MW comes on line.

1976: Unit 5, with the first scrubber in Ohio, goes on line.

1978: Conesville reaches full capacity of 1,590 MW with the addition of Unit 6.

1981: American Electric Power purchases Columbus Southern Ohio Electric Co., including Conesville Plant.

1985: Offsite residual waste landfill built to accept by-products from the plant.

Late 1990s: Partnership with Conesville Elementary School wins grants and awards for building state-of-the-art science lab.

2001: Conesville Plant receives Governor’s Award for Excellence.

2004: Innovative project begins to reclaim Abandoned Mine Land (AML).

2005: Units 1 & 2 retire.

2009: Unit 4 goes commercial with a retrofitted Jet Bubble Reactor Scrubber.

2012: Conesville Plant embarks on a Lean Manufacturing transformation journey.

2012: Unit 3 retires.

2014: Conesville Plant moves to competitive generation market.

May 2019: Units 5 & 6 retire.

May 31, 2020: Conesville Unit 4 retires.

Have a memory of Conesville Plant? Share your memories in the comments below.

Current Conesville Plant Contributors: Jeanne Bannister, Carolyn Barr, Mary Daugherty, Earl Duck, Ryan Forbes, Tom Seward, Susan Shuck, Erich Skelley, Dennis Werner.

Dec. 2019-Jan. 2020 Obits

Arkansas

Billie McDonald, 81, Fayetteville, Fayetteville, AR, died 10/13/2019 

Phillip Shafer, 76, Fayetteville Operations, Fayetteville, AR, died 12/4/2019 

Brenda James, 69, Nashville, Nashville, AR, died 8/13/2019 

Glenn Gay, 72, Dyess Substation, Springdale, AR, died 12/5/2019 

Dale Barnes, 58, Greenwood, Greenwood, AR, died 10/19/2019

California 

Richard Nerzig, 61, San Diego Office, San Diego, CA, died 12/14/2019

Washington, D.C.

Bruce Beam, 85, Governmental Affairs, Washington, DC, died 7/26/2019 

Indiana

Darrell Gillispie, 66, Rockport Plant, Rockport, IN, died 1/7/2020 

Carl Titzer, 57, Rockport Plant, Rockport, IN, died 11/16/2019 

Houston Hogg, 71, Rockport Plant, Rockport, IN, died 1/2/2020 

Patrick Hale, 64, Rockport Plant, Rockport, IN, died 12/24/2019 

William Voit, 73, South Bend Service Center, South Bend, IN, died 12/31/2019 

Russell Abel, 94, Muncie Office, Muncie, IN, died 9/2/2019 

John McHolland, 92, Muncie Service Center, Muncie, IN, died 8/5/2019 

Todd Zimmerman, 50, Spy Run Bldg. #3, Ft. Wayne, IN, died 12/2/2019 

Maxine Peck, 93, One Summit Square, Ft. Wayne, IN, died 11/7/2019 

Carl Rynearson, 91, South Bend Office, South Bend, IN, died 8/15/2019 

Troy Head, 80, Marion Service Center, Marion, IN, died 11/29/2019 

Alice Shoemaker, 96, Decatur Office, Decatur, IN, died 7/29/2019 

Thomas Yurkovic, 100, One Summit Square, Ft. Wayne, IN, died 8/2/2019 

Linda Demorrow, 77, South Bend Office, South Bend, IN, died 10/22/2019 

Steuben Cain, 92, Breed Plant, Fairbanks, IN, died 11/11/2019 

Wanda Housel, 86, Winchester Service Center, Winchester, IN, died 8/20/2019 

Mark Cowans, 48, Dale Station Headquarters, Dale, IN, died 10/13/2019 

Kentucky

Simon Lunce, 73, Hazard Service Center, Hazard, KY, died 8/28/2019 

Edward Bolt, 67, Big Sandy Plant, Louisa, KY, died 12/24/2019 

James Boyer, 84, Ashland Office, Ashland, KY, died 9/27/2019 

William Frazier, 79, Ashland Office, Ashland, KY, died 11/26/2019 

John Turnley, 94, Pikeville Service Center, Pikeville, KY, died 9/17/2019 

Kendrick Brashear, 91, Hazard Office, Hazard, KY, died 10/22/2019 

Charles Miller, 71, Paducah Training Center, Puducah, KY, died 12/11/2019 

Louisiana

Tony Santoro, 97, Shreveport General Office, Shreveport, LA, died 12/15/2019 

Melvin Morris, 87, Shreveport General Office, Shreveport, LA, died 8/7/2019 

Oscar McCarty, 89, Shreveport General Office, Shreveport, LA, died 9/16/2019 

Helen Moses, 92, Shreveport General Office, Shreveport, LA, died 11/12/2019 

Max Salter, 84, Shreveport General Office, Shreveport, LA, died 8/27/2019 

William Owsley, 94, Shreveport General Office, Shreveport, LA, died 7/26/2019 

Edith Sloane, 92, Shreveport General Office, Shreveport, LA, died 11/25/2019 

Donsald Huckabee, 87, Shreveport General Office, Shreveport, LA, died 8/5/2019 

Carl Stephens, 86, Shreveport General Office, Shreveport, LA, died 10/10/2019 

Sally Mebane, 80, Shreveport General Office, Shreveport, LA, died 10/7/2019 

James Heard, 78, Shreveport General Office, Shreveport, LA, died 11/22/2019 

Catherine Olender, 61, Shreveport General Office, Shreveport, LA, died 12/3/2019 

Francine Smith, 92, Shreveport General Office, Shreveport, LA, died 11/3/2019 

Derrick Ellis, 53, Shreveport Office, Shreveport, LA, died 9/30/2019 

Michigan

Michael Zantello, 57, Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, died 10/21/2019 

Bernard Clark, 58, Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, died 8/6/2019 

Stephen Fulton, 68, Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, died 10/3/2019 

John Ripak, 81, Buchanan Nuclear Office, Buchanan, MI, died 10/19/2019 

Daniel Scheffler, 82, Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, died 1/13/2020 

Guy Caple, 67, Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, died 12/23/2019 

Leonard Shell, 92, Buchanan Office/Service Center, Buchanan, MI, died 7/20/2019 

Frank Granzotto, 93, Three Rivers Service Center, Three Rivers, MI, died 8/31/2019 

Marie Jakubowski, 103, Three Rivers Service Center, Three Rivers, MI, died 12/3/2019 

Maurice Wickett, 79, Three Rivers Service Center, Three Rivers, MI, died 12/25/2019 

L.G. Wallace, 85, Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, died 10/21/2019 

Donald Roach, 75, St Joe Office & Service Center, Benton Harbor, MI, died 1/12/2020 

Kevin Aldridge, 49, Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, died 12/2/2019 

Missouri

Betty Weber, 87, AEP River Operations, Cape Girardeau, MO, died 6/26/2019 

Floyd Bowers, 72, AEP River Operations, Cape Girardeau, MO, died 9/8/2019 

New York

Rita Malavasi, 104, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY, died 10/26/2019 

Ohio

Chad Orwig, 43, Delaware Service Center, Delaware, OH, died 10/22/2019 

Philip Ball, 73, Socco-Meigs Mine, Albany, OH, died 1/12/2020 

Charles Williams, 70, Arena Building, Columbus, OH, died 9/1/2019 

Cecil Brinager, 79, Athens Office & Service Center, Athens, OH, died 9/22/2019 

Arlene Clark, 80, John E. Dolan Lab, Groveport, OH, died 7/25/2019 

Deborah McCutcheon, 64, Muskingum River, Waterford, OH, died 9/18/2019 

Lowell McCoy, 70, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 9/27/2019 

Raymond Humphrey, 77, Mound St Service Center, Columbus, OH, died 10/2/2019 

Dominador Panaligan, 77, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 12/23/2019 

John Park, 69, Gavin, Cheshire, OH, died 10/22/2019 

Arthur Degroff, 64, AEPOH 700 Bldg Gahanna, Gahanna, OH, died 12/13/2019 

Susan Gibbons, 71, Canton Eastern Region Office, Canton, OH, died 9/3/2019 

George Pabin, 70, Conesville Plant, Conesville, OH, died 10/23/2019 

Barbara Kissler, 84, 825 Tech Center Bldg, Gahanna, OH, died 8/10/2019 

Thomas Riley, 71, Minerva Annex, Columbus, OH, died 10/23/2019 

David Callander, 69, Telecommunications, Groveport, OH, died 9/16/2019 

Thomas Leeth, 72, Fremont Service Center, Fremont, OH, died 11/20/2019 

Bernice Cole, 69, 850 Tech Center Bldg, Gahanna, OH, died 9/13/2019 

Gary Morris, 72, Columbus NW Service Center, Columbus, OH, died 8/17/2019 

Carl Mani, 74, Canton South Service Center, Canton, OH, died 12/18/2019 

Richard North, 73, Muskingum River, Waterford, OH, died 8/1/2019 

John Beachman, 73, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 12/4/2019 

Donald Fout, 74, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 12/3/2019 

William Waters, 76, Tiffin Service Center, Tiffin, OH, died 12/29/2019 

James Henderson, 73, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 9/9/2019 

Lionel Gilmore, 78, Gavin, Cheshire, OH, died 10/22/2019 

William Drayton, 76, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 11/24/2019 

Jere Shough, 78, Mound St Service Center, Columbus, OH, died 12/6/2019 

Linda Cunningham, 80, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 10/4/2019 

Eugene Davis, 80, Lima Service Center, Lima, OH, died 1/13/2020 

Tommy Huff, 81, N Philadelphia Service Bldg, New Philadelphia, OH, died 12/26/2019 

David Beresford, 79, Cardinal Plant, Brilliant, OH, died 8/25/2019 

Francis Batchelder, 97, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 12/30/2019 

Richard Byron, 87, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 11/14/2019 

David Diamond, 81, 850 Tech Center Bldg, Gahanna, OH, died 8/27/2019 

Randall Hevener, 64, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 9/13/2019 

Carl Nay, 84, Canton Eastern Region Office, Canton, OH, died 12/12/2019 

Lawrence King, 86, Gavin, Cheshire, OH, died 10/12/2019 

Jerry Bruhn, 86, Portsmouth Service Center, Portsmouth, OH, died 8/3/2019 

James Rudol, 80, Lancaster Office Bldg, Lancaster, OH, died 12/24/2019 

Earl Icard, 83, John E. Dolan Lab, Groveport, OH, died 9/8/2019 

Joe Daristotle, 87, Lancaster Office Bldg, Lancaster, OH, died 10/14/2019 

Dana Gibson, 87, Cardinal Plant, Brilliant, OH, died 11/19/2019 

Robert Casto, 88, Muskingum River, Waterford, OH, died 8/14/2019 

Robert Redd, 82, Minerva Annex, Columbus, OH, died 8/10/2019 

Jack Pyles, 90, Gavin, Cheshire, OH, died 12/8/2019 

Roger Bechdolt, 81, Lima Service Center, Lima, OH, died 12/17/2019 

Howard Ball, 85, Muskingum River, Waterford, OH, died 11/20/2019 

George Moore, 90, AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, died 11/1/2019 

Gerald Doyle, 74, Findlay Service Center, Findlay, OH, died 10/30/2019 

Robert Fick, 91, Chillicothe Office, Chillicothe, OH, died 11/11/2019 

Cordelia Armstrong, 94, Portsmouth Service Center, Portsmouth, OH, died 10/8/2019 

Vergil Kelley, 89, Hillsboro Service Center, Hillsboro, OH, died 8/2/2019 

Harold Osborne, 86, Gavin, Cheshire, OH, died 12/19/2019 

Daniel Harness, 82, Chillicothe Service Center, Chillicothe, OH, died 1/12/2020 

Bonnie Stickdorn, 95, Zanesville Office, Zanesville, OH, died 11/22/2019 

Macklin Christy, 79, Chillicothe Service Center, Chillicothe, OH, died 11/23/2019 

Cyril Stickel, 94, Picway Plant, Lockbourne, OH, died 10/26/2019 

William Palmer, 81, Conesville Plant, Conesville, OH, died 12/17/2019 

Charles Unger, 94, Canton Eastern Region Office, Canton, OH, died 9/13/2019 

Marilyn Hughes, 89, Wellston Office & Service Center, Wellston, OH, died 11/5/2019 

Sherman Leach, 86, Mound St Service Center, Columbus, OH, died 12/10/2019 

Darwin Dickinson, 96, Zanesville Office, Zanesville, OH, died 1/19/2020 

Betty Paul, 90, Canton Eastern Region Office, Canton, OH, died 11/1/2019 

Richard Spencer, 87, Gavin, Cheshire, OH, died 12/28/2019 

David Dearth, 80, Chillicothe Office, Chillicothe, OH, died 8/14/2019 

Michael McKenzie, 66, Conesville Plant, Conesville, OH, died 12/9/2019 

Robin Jones, 86, Conesville Plant, Conesville, OH, died 12/28/2019 

Rennard Patterson, 77, Canton South Service Center, Canton, OH, died 1/14/2020 

Wayne Yeater, 75, Canton South Service Center, Canton, OH, died 7/25/2019 

Raymond Thomas, 87, Canton Eastern Region Office, Canton, OH, died 7/23/2019 

David Cain, 90, 850 Tech Center Bldg, Gahanna, OH, died 10/18/2019 

Lois Richardson, 89, Steubenville Service Center, Steubenville, OH, died 12/7/2019 

Harry Ward, 83, Gallipolis Service Center, Gallipolis, OH, died 9/8/2019 

Harold Plant, 95, Steubenville Service Center, Steubenville, OH, died 12/12/2019 

Virgil McKnight, 91, Athens Office & Service Center, Athens, OH, died 11/1/2019 

Jan Beery, 79, Columbus SW Service Center, Columbus, OH, died 1/3/2020 

Albert Drozda, 99, Canton Eastern Region Office, Canton, OH, died 11/1/2019 

Donald Snyder, 88, 850 Tech Center Bldg, Gahanna, OH, died 1/3/2020 

Garnet Ayers, 90, Central Ohio Coal, Cumberland, OH, died 9/8/2019 

Arnold Dingess, 86, Conesville Plant, Conesville, OH, died 12/30/2019 

Patricia Poling, 83, 850 Tech Center Bldg, Gahanna, OH, died 9/13/2019 

Harriett Carter, 82, Columbus Region Office, Columbus, OH, died 9/1/2019 

Oral Burton, 90, Lancaster Office Bldg, Lancaster, OH, died 11/30/2019 

James Hayes, 75, Chilicothe Station & Meter/T&D, Chillicothe, OH, died 8/18/2019 

Tommie Lipson, 84, 850 Tech Center Bldg, Gahanna, OH, died 11/15/2019 

Robert Mockler, 87, 850 Tech Center Bldg, Gahanna, OH, died 12/23/2019 

Denzil Southall, 75, Socco-Meigs Mine, Albany, OH, died 8/16/2019 

Robert McAllister, 90, Conesville Plant, Conesville, OH, died 9/30/2019 

Christopher Jones, 48, Mound St Service Center, Columbus, OH, died 10/28/2019 

James Jauert, 74, Central Operations Center, Groveport, OH, died 8/22/2019 

Oklahoma

Harold Collins, 80, General Office, Tulsa, OK, died 1/7/2020 

William Ed, 74, General Office, Tulsa, OK, died 12/20/2019 

Frank Harwick, 77, Mid Metro, Tulsa, OK, died 8/10/2019 

Judy Price, 75, General Office, Tulsa, OK, died 8/25/2019 

Elizabeth Letters, 96, General Office, Tulsa, OK, died 7/25/2019 

James Lewis, 88, General Office, Tulsa, OK, died 11/6/2019 

Gary Long, 85, General Office, Tulsa, OK, died 8/13/2019 

William Magness, 78, Okmulgee Operations, Okmulgee, OK, died 9/23/2019 

Joe Nicely, 89, General Office, Tulsa, OK, died 1/20/2020 

Benny Schaum, 82, General Office, Tulsa, OK, died 12/17/2019 

Audrey Moore, 69, General Office, Tulsa, OK, died 8/30/2019 

Frances Volock, 96, General Office, Tulsa, OK, died 12/11/2019 

Harold Wadley, 74, Square One, Tulsa, OK, died 10/11/2019 

Robin Lawson, 63, Southwestern Station, Washita, OK, died 11/10/2019 

Linda Hudson, 71, General Office, Tulsa, OK, died 7/24/2019 

Susan Williams, 55, General Office, Tulsa, OK, died 11/26/2019 

Texas

John Haynes, 79, Csw Center, Dallas, TX, died 8/20/2019 

Rudy Arevalo, 65, Pharr North Service Center, Pharr, TX, died 12/26/2019 

Charles Beken, 91, Home Office, Corpus Christi, TX, died 11/16/2019 

James Brown, 70, Home Office, Corpus Christi, TX, died 1/20/2020 

R.D. Cave, 91, Home Office, Corpus Christi, TX, died 7/29/2019 

Raymond Elledge, 75, Harlingen Area Office, Harlingen, TX, died 11/26/2019 

James Gallaway, 85, Home Office, Corpus Christi, TX, died 9/9/2019 

Elmo Garza, 61, Corpus Christi Service Center, Corpus Christi, TX, died 8/29/2019 

Wanda Stevens, 93, Home Office, Corpus Christi, TX, died 8/19/2019 

Adan Hernandez, 72, Lon Hill Service Center, Corpus Christi, TX, died 12/23/2019 

James Holcomb, 88, Home Office, Corpus Christi, TX, died 11/28/2019 

Thomas Hubble, 90, Home Office, Corpus Christi, TX, died 11/6/2019 

Peggy Hurt, 81, Home Office, Corpus Christi, TX, died 8/27/2019 

Max Keller, 87, Home Office, Corpus Christi, TX, died 12/21/2019 

Julian Lopez, 95, Home Office, Corpus Christi, TX, died 11/7/2019 

James Mosley, 76, Home Office, Corpus Christi, TX, died 11/3/2019 

Thomas Patterson, 61, Harlingen Service Center, Harlingen, TX, died 12/17/2019 

W.E. Pickering, 76, Lon C Hill Power Station, Corpus Christi, TX, died 12/20/2019 

Arnold Rivas, 69, EleCenteric System Ops, Corpus Christi, TX, died 9/7/2019 

Anita Schulz, 62, Home Office, Corpus Christi, TX, died 9/13/2019 

W.T. Shelton, 82, Home Office, Corpus Christi, TX, died 7/29/2019 

David Wright, 88, Home Office, Corpus Christi, TX, died 12/20/2019 

Paul Franklin, 66, Pirkey Plant, Hallsville, TX, died 1/7/2020 

Goldie Baker, 80, San Angelo Services, San Angelo, TX, died 11/18/2019 

T.C. Bell, 70, Fort Phantom Power Plant, Abilene, TX, died 8/14/2019 

Brent Bruneau, 58, T & D Operations, Abilene, TX, died 12/9/2019 

Don Condron, 86, General Office, Abilene, TX, died 11/22/2019 

Donald Derrick, 81, General Office, Abilene, TX, died 7/24/2019 

R.S. Harrison, 83, General Office, Abilene, TX, died 8/19/2019 

Don Haynes, 80, General Office, Abilene, TX, died 11/23/2019 

Joyce Jay, 86, General Office, Abilene, TX, died 1/15/2020 

Lajuana Mills, 91, General Office, Abilene, TX, died 11/25/2019 

Barbara Neie, 87, General Office, Abilene, TX, died 10/31/2019 

Kenneth Odell, 88, General Office, Abilene, TX, died 8/9/2019 

J.E. Peiser, 89, General Office, Abilene, TX, died 10/27/2019 

Beverly Speckels, 77, Ballinger, Ballinger, TX, died 9/15/2019 

Virginia

Jackie Gurley, 61, Rocky Mount Office & Service Center, Rocky Mount, VA, died 12/16/2019 

Sarah Wright, 56, Roanoke Main Office, Roanoke, VA, died 9/22/2019 

Kenneth Meadows, 61, Glen Lyn Plant, Glen Lyn, VA, died 10/7/2019 

Larry Bowers, 64, Glen Lyn Plant, Glen Lyn, VA, died 8/27/2019 

Donald McGhee, 70, Fieldale Office, Fieldale, VA, died 12/30/2019 

James Maile, 86, Roanoke Main Office, Roanoke, VA, died 8/21/2019 

Eugene Coltrane, 92, Pulaski Service Center, Pulaski, VA, died 1/15/2020 

Alvin Leavelle, 88, Rocky Mount Office & Service Center, Rocky Mount, VA, died 12/13/2019 

Alonza Hardy, 100, Grundy Office & Service Center, Grundy, VA, died 10/21/2019 

Garland Hackney, 90, Clinch River Plant, Cleveland, VA, died 8/15/2019 

Adelene Newman, 90, Pulaski Office, Pulaski, VA, died 12/28/2019 

Donald Dickerson, 79, Roanoke Service Bldg., Roanoke, VA, died 12/8/2019 

Gordon Parker, 75, Roanoke Main Office, Roanoke, VA, died 9/15/2019 

Fielden Anderson, 86, Galax Office & Service Center, Galax, VA, died 9/8/2019 

John Blankenship, 87, Abingdon Service Center, Abingdon, VA, died 11/7/2019 

Lloyd Jackson, 85, Glen Lyn Plant, Glen Lyn, VA, died 12/5/2019 

Ray Eskew, 92, Abingdon Service Center, Abingdon, VA, died 10/6/2019 

Glenn Reynolds, 89, Roanoke Main Office, Roanoke, VA, died 11/5/2019 

James Witt, 89, Glen Lyn Plant, Glen Lyn, VA, died 12/10/2019 

Lee Vaught, 85, John W. Vaughan Center, Roanoke, VA, died 11/10/2019 

James Loving, 94, John W. Vaughan Center, Roanoke, VA, died 10/6/2019 

West Virginia

Joe Boyd, 65, River Trans Division, West Columbia, WV, died 1/14/2020 

Reid Strader, 64, Amos Plant, Winfield, WV, died 12/16/2019 

James Walters, 65, Kammer, Moundsville, WV, died 8/10/2019 

Gregory Casto, 68, Mountaineer Plant, New Haven, WV, died 7/30/2019 

Darrell Stone, 73, Amos Plant, Winfield, WV, died 11/17/2019 

John Miller, 73, Kammer, Moundsville, WV, died 9/22/2019 

Robert Bowman, 75, Kammer, Moundsville, WV, died 8/14/2019 

Lenders Oxyer, 75, Milton Office & Service Center, Milton, WV, died 11/12/2019 

Carl Gibson, 77, Bluefield Service Center, Bluefield, WV, died 11/10/2019 

Linda Hess, 72, Bluefield Office, Bluefield, WV, died 9/29/2019 

Cecil Gibson, 76, Amos Plant, Winfield, WV, died 10/24/2019 

Shirley Price, 80, Hurricane Call Center, Hurricane, WV, died 8/28/2019 

Gary Bailey, 69, Huntington Service Center, Huntington, WV, died 12/22/2019 

Max Knopp, 72, Sporn Plant, New Haven, WV, died 11/6/2019 

Frederick Garcia, 78, Kammer, Moundsville, WV, died 8/31/2019 

Sharon Smith, 79, River Trans Division, West Columbia, WV, died 7/25/2019 

Roger Todd, 76, Kammer, Moundsville, WV, died 9/9/2019 

Thomas Kincaid, 83, Huntington Office, Huntington, WV, died 12/16/2019 

Wilmer Grubb, 99, Amos Plant, Winfield, WV, died 1/10/2020 

Kenneth Keatley, 92, Beckley Service Center, Beckley, WV, died 9/26/2019 

Nancy Bailey, 90, Huntington Office, Huntington, WV, died 9/5/2019 

Cledith McCallister, 91, Huntington Office, Huntington, WV, died 1/8/2020 

Theodore Payne, 87, N Charleston Service Center, Charleston, WV, died 8/6/2019 

Fred Ensminger, 91, Mitchell Plant, Cresap, WV, died 9/8/2019 

Richard McKinney, 89, Bluefield Office, Bluefield, WV, died 10/9/2019 

John Sigman, 84, River Trans Division, West Columbia, WV, died 12/4/2019 

Arnold Yost, 96, Beckley Service Center, Beckley, WV, died 8/17/2019 

Charles Burchett, 84, Williamson Service Center, Williamson, WV, died 8/26/2019 

Lynda Browning, 81, N Charleston Service Center, Charleston, WV, died 10/30/2019 

Wesley Morrison, 82, Cross Lanes Office, Cross Lanes, WV, died 1/21/2020 

John McCracken, 88, Amos Plant, Winfield, WV, died 12/11/2019 

Lewis Burns, 81, N Charleston Service Center, Charleston, WV, died 9/22/2019 

Ronald White, 77, N Charleston Service Center, Charleston, WV, died 10/7/2019 

Luther Mills, 96, Welch Service Center, Welch, WV, died 7/27/2019 

Michael Fotos, 87, Huntington Office, Huntington, WV, died 12/31/2019 

Cecil Owens, 89, Mitchell Plant, Cresap, WV, died 12/12/2019 

Dec. 2019-Jan. 2020 Retirements

Arkansas

Michael Boersma retired 1/3/2020 from Greenwood, Greenwood, AR, after 42 years

Frank Duffy retired 1/4/2020 from Flint Creek Plant, Gentry, AR, after 39 years

Indiana

Brian Sauter retired 12/1/2019 from Rockport Plant, Rockport, IN, after 35 years

Diana Furrow retired 1/1/2020 from Northeast Service Center, New Haven, IN, after 28 years

Diana Heishman retired 1/8/2020 from Muncie Service Center, Muncie, IN, after 16 years

Louisiana

Rickey Pellegrin retired 1/8/2020 from Central Maintenance Facility, Shreveport, LA, after 38 years

Jessie Bohannon retired 1/9/2020 from System Control Center, Shreveport, LA, after 17 years

Cynthia Youngblood retired 12/1/2019 from Shreveport Office, Shreveport, LA, after 27 years

Michigan

John Rogers retired 1/24/2020 from Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, after 28 years

Charles Springman retired 1/1/2020 from Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, after 35 years

Rick Weich retired 1/1/2020 from Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, after 12 years

Henry Truer retired 1/1/2020 from Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, after 11 years

John Lidstrom retired 12/6/2019 from Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, after 18 years

Ohio

Kent Fritzler retired 1/11/2020 from Alliance, Alliance, OH, after 40 years

Philip Lewis retired 1/16/2020 from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 37 years

Paul Pennino retired 1/16/2020 from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 36 years

William Pratt retired 1/1/2020 from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 36 years

Tracy Elich retired 1/1/2020 from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 43 years

Daniel Holmes retired 12/28/2019 from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 35 years

Jeffrey Ward retired 12/17/2019 from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 27 years

Terry Hemsworth retired 12/6/2019 from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 36 years

Davey Miller retired 12/1/2019 from Gavin, Cheshire, OH, after 40 years

William Eads retired 12/20/2019 from John E. Dolan Lab, Groveport, OH, after 35 years

Keith Gregory retired 1/3/2020 from Steubenville Service Center, Steubenville, OH, after 30 years

Jeffrey Smith retired 12/6/2019 from Canton General Service Center, Canton, OH, after 17 years

Arleen L’Ecuyer retired 1/1/2020 from AEP Transmission HQ, New Albany, OH, after 39 years

Richard Hoffman retired 12/6/2019 from AEP Transmission HQ, New Albany, OH, after 41 years

Oklahoma

Claude Smith retired 1/11/2020 from Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, after 35 years

Glen Rind retired 1/11/2020 from Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, after 35 years

Shellie Reider retired 1/7/2020 from Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, after 32 years

Texas

Bryan Johnson retired 1/11/2020 from Victoria Service Center, Victoria, TX, after 38 years

Robert Lutes retired 1/1/2020 from Southwest District, San Angelo, TX, after 26 years

Omar Dominguez retired 12/6/2019 from Refugio Area Office, Refugio, TX, after 26 years

James Crittenden retired 1/8/2020 from Center, Center, TX, after 34 years

Glenda Williams retired 1/14/2020 from Matador, Matador, TX, after 34 years

Paul Salone retired 1/11/2020 from Sinton Area Office, Sinton, TX, after 21 years

Glen Kelley retired 1/4/2020 from Home Office, Corpus Christi, TX, after 36 years

Glenn Martin retired 1/9/2020 from Home Office, Corpus Christi, TX, after 33 years

Donald Lewis retired 1/1/2020 from Home Office, Corpus Christi, TX, after 40 years

Teresa Whitt retired 12/18/2019 from Home Office, Corpus Christi, TX, after 21 years

Virginia

Ricky Holmes retired 1/11/2020 from Clinch River Plant, Cleveland, VA, after 40 years

James Thrasher retired 1/18/2020 from Roanoke Main Office, Roanoke, VA, after 30 years

Donald Stull retired 1/18/2020 from Roanoke Main Office, Roanoke, VA, after 29 years

Billy Carroll retired 1/18/2020 from Smith Mountain Hydro, Sandy Level, VA, after 37 years

Robert Wagner retired 1/25/2020 from John W. Vaughan Center Mtr/Str, Roanoke, VA, after 39 years

West Virginia

Taylor Tomblin retired 1/4/2020 from Logan Service Center, Logan, WV, after 41 years

William Osborne retired 1/4/2020 from Mountaineer Plant, New Haven, WV, after 42 years

Andrew Vaughan retired 12/28/2019 from Mountaineer Plant, New Haven, WV, after 36 years

Four 1-Year Memberships to WiNUP to be Awarded

WiNUP is looking for new members, and you could be one of four who win a free yearly membership.

The Women’s International Network of Utility Professionals (WiNUP) is an association dedicated to providing professional development, networking and mentoring for women in the utility and energy industries.

Founded as the Electrical Women’s Roundtable in New York in 1923, WiNUP currently has more than 700 members. Because AEP is a major supporter of WiNUP, four AEP employees/retirees will be awarded a free one-year membership.

To be eligible for the free membership:

  • Fill out an AEP WiNUP 2020 One-Year Membership Application (open the Word document and click on Edit to fill out).
  • Your completed application must be received by February 15, 2020.
  • Winners will be notified by March 1, 2020.
  • Applicants must be a current AEP employee or AEP retiree.
  • You do not need to be a WiNUP member to apply.
  • 2020 Awardees will be eligible to re-apply in 2023.

More information about WiNUP is available at WINUP.org.

September – November 2019 Retirements

Arkansas

Timothy Denman retired 9/27/2019 from Rogers, Rogers, AR, after 34 years

Florida

Bradley Galford retired 10/5/2019 from Home Worksite, FL, after 39 years

Indiana

Darrell Whitt retired 8/1/2019 from Rockport Plant, Rockport, IN, after 35 years

Ronald Moorman retired 9/17/2019 from Rockport Plant, Rockport, IN, after 32 years

Robert Hayden retired 9/21/2019 from Rockport Plant, Rockport, IN, after 36 years

Eric Morris retired 8/3/2019 from One Summit Square, Ft. Wayne, IN, after 34 years

Mccellus Mays retired 10/1/2019 from Rockport Plant, Rockport, IN, after 35 years

Deborah Vanderklok retired 8/1/2019 from South Bend Service Center, South Bend, IN, after 29 years

Constance Meyers retired 10/1/2019 from One Summit Square, Ft. Wayne, IN, after 39 years

Vincent Macias retired 9/21/2019 from Northeast Svc Center, New Haven, IN, after 33 years

Kevin Jenkins retired 10/16/2019 from Spy Run Building. #3, Ft. Wayne, IN, after 42 years

Laura Gigli retired 8/1/2019 from Baer Field Service Center, Ft. Wayne, IN, after 41 years

Kenneth Hyndman retired 8/1/2019 from Baer Field Service Center, Ft. Wayne, IN, after 40 years

Jessie Gadson retired 10/1/2019 from One Summit Square, Ft. Wayne, IN, after 45 years

Patrick Hale retired 9/1/2019 from Rockport Plant, Rockport, IN, after 42 years

Robert Little retired 11/13/2019 from Decatur Service Center, Decatur, IN, after 17 years

Kentucky

Mark Hamilton retired 8/24/2019 from Big Sandy Plant, Louisa, KY, after 29 years

James Mullins retired 8/31/2019 from Hazard Service Center, Hazard, KY, after 43 years

Gregory Justice retired 8/1/2019 from Pikeville Service Center, Pikeville, KY, after 42 years

Wayne Christian retired 8/31/2019 from Hazard Service Center, Hazard, KY, after 45 years

Louisiana

Steven Mullins retired 8/20/2019 from System Control Center, Shreveport, LA, after 38 years

Terry Beard retired 11/30/2019 from System Control Center, Shreveport, LA, after 34 years

William Robinson retired 11/8/2019 from Shreveport Operations, Shreveport, LA, after 33 years

Michigan

Jennifer Ahrens retired 9/27/2019 from Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, after 35 years

Dennis Dady retired 11/30/2019 from Cook Material Center, Bridgman, MI, after 28 years

Samuel Partin retired 8/3/2019 from Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, after 35 years

Craig Allee retired 8/6/2019 from Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, after 43 years

Robert Gacsko retired 8/6/2019 from Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, after 19 years

James McKinnon retired 11/30/2019 from Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, after 20 years

Robert Kerhin retired 8/16/2019 from Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, after 17 years

Tobi Gottlieb retired 8/20/2019 from Cook Nuclear Plant, Bridgman, MI, after 10 years

Ohio

Larry Leider retired 10/12/2019 from Alliance, Alliance, OH, after 40 years

Lamanul Siddiqi retired 9/11/2019 from Transmission Ops Center, New Albany, OH, after 32 years

Amy Schuler retired 11/2/2019 from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 22 years

William Gorder retired 8/31/2019 from Transmission Ops Center, New Albany, OH, after 39 years

Spanish McGee retired 8/10/2019 from Canton Eastern Regional Office, Canton, OH, after 34 years

Garland Bills retired 11/30/2019 from South Point Office and Service Center, South Point, OH, after 42 years

Matthew Norman retired 10/24/2019 from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 32 years

Linda Johnson retired 8/1/2019 from Columbus SE Service Center, Columbus, OH, after 41 years

Rodney Bradley retired 8/1/2019 from 700 Building Gahanna, Gahanna, OH, after 35 years

Michael Ickes retired 9/5/2019 from Canton Eastern Regional Office, Canton, OH, after 29 years

Michael Beech retired 10/1/2019 from Hillsboro Service Center, Hillsboro, OH, after 43 years

Patricia Morris retired 8/1/2019 from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 36 years

Kenneth McDonough retired 11/30/2019 from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 36 years

Mark Snyder retired 10/1/2019 from Conesville Plant, Conesville, OH, after 43 years

Timothy Williams retired 10/5/2019 from Newark Office Building, Newark, OH, after 37 years

John Blair retired 10/5/2019 from Newark Service Building, Newark, OH, after 27 years

Curt Cooper retired 11/1/2019 from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 29 years

Kathy Mossbarger retired 9/26/2019 from Canton Eastern Regional Office, Canton, OH, after 39 years

Teddy Ward retired 9/7/2019 from Belmont Office & Service Building, St. Clairsville, OH, after 38 years

Bette Rozsa retired 10/1/2019 from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 38 years

Paul Prater retired 10/1/2019 from Zanesville Service Center, Zanesville, OH, after 40 years

David Davis retired 8/31/2019 from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 37 years

Katherine Bettis retired 8/9/2019 from Transmission Ops Center, New Albany, OH, after 24 years

Thuy Nguyen retired 9/7/2019 from AEP Transmission HQ, New Albany, OH, after 40 years

Brent Bachelder retired 9/19/2019 from Fremont Service Center, Fremont, OH, after 33 years

Timothy Weinmann retired 8/24/2019 from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 39 years

David Powell retired 10/5/2019 from 825 Tech Center Building, Gahanna, OH, after 35 years

Christopher Decker retired 10/5/2019 from Tiffin Service Center, Tiffin, OH, after 39 years

David Reinhart retired 10/1/2019 from Canton General Service Center, Canton, OH, after 31 years

Randall Risher retired 8/31/2019 from AEP Transmission HQ2, New Albany, OH, after 49 years

Jeffrey Salway retired 11/5/2019 from Arena Building, Columbus, OH, after 39 years

Charles Powell retired 11/23/2019 from 850 Tech Center Building, Gahanna, OH, after 31 years

Timothy Tench retired 9/1/2019 from Racine, Racine, OH, after 34 years

Michael Kelly retired 10/12/2019 from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 35 years

Franklin Wirsing retired 9/4/2019 from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 27 years

Ashok Ralhan retired 11/2/2019 from AEP Transmission HQ2, New Albany, OH, after 17 years

Betsy Duncan retired 8/1/2019 from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 13 years

Peter Wendland retired 9/7/2019 from AEP Headquarters, Columbus, OH, after 13 years

Oklahoma

Judith Maumus retired 8/10/2019 from Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, after 30 years

M Bettinger retired 10/1/2019 from Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, after 42 years

Floyd Crane retired 11/28/2019 from North Division Operations Center, Bartlesville, OK, after 35 years

Brian Dillard retired 9/21/2019 from Tulsa Transmission Office & SC, Tulsa, OK, after 28 years

Daniel Hobson retired 9/16/2019 from Northeastern Station 3&4, Oologah, OK, after 45 years

Harvey Knecht retired 8/31/2019 from Alsuma Meter & Substation, Tulsa, OK, after 37 years

James Patro retired 9/26/2019 from Tulsa Power Station, Tulsa, OK, after 39 years

Victor Weatherly retired 8/2/2019 from Elk City, Elk City, OK, after 26 years

Rick Wooten retired 8/29/2019 from Energy Control Center, Tulsa, OK, after 41 years

Gail Panula retired 8/17/2019 from Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, after 17 years

Johnnie Byrom retired 9/7/2019 from Tulsa General Office, Tulsa, OK, after 16 years

Mark Rooney retired 8/10/2019 from Grove, Grove, OK, after 13 years

Lonnie Oller retired 8/6/2019 from Wilburton, Wilburton, OK, after 13 years

Edward Yonkers retired 8/15/2019 from Mid Metro, Tulsa, OK, after 13 years

Donald Pyle retired 10/19/2019 from Comanche Station, Lawton, OK, after 13 years

Tennessee

Gary Bunch retired 9/28/2019 from Kingsport Service Center, Kingsport, TN, after 38 years

Johnny Taylor retired 8/1/2019 from Kingsport Service Center, Kingsport, TN, after 30 years

Texas

A.N. Hakimi retired 11/2/2019 from Renaissance Tower, Dallas, TX, after 39 years

Roland Cantu retired 8/3/2019 from Aransas Pass Svc Center, Aransas Pass, TX, after 27 years

Denise Smith retired 11/30/2019 from San Benito Service Center, San Benito, TX, after 38 years

Felix Guajardo retired 8/31/2019 from Lon Hill Service Center, Corpus Christi, TX, after 34 years

Larry Goree retired 11/30/2019 from Pirkey Plant, Hallsville, TX, after 40 years

Bradly Roach retired 11/13/2019 from Longview Operations, Longview, TX, after 39 years

Keith Durrett retired 10/18/2019 from Welsh Plant, Pittsburg, TX, after 35 years

Terry Weeks retired 11/30/2019 from Renaissance Tower, Dallas, TX, after 34 years

L McBride retired 11/16/2019 from Abilene 4th & Plum, Abilene, TX, after 45 years

James Whitlock retired 9/4/2019 from Abilene Distribution, Abilene, TX, after 34 years

Enrique Molina retired 8/24/2019 from Los Fresnos Service Center, Los Fresnos, TX, after 14 years

Gary Langford retired 9/7/2019 from Welsh Plant, Pittsburg, TX, after 10 years

Virginia

Johnny Tipton retired 11/7/2019 from Gate City Office and Service Center, Gate City, VA, after 33 years

Larry Cannon retired 10/1/2019 from Abingdon Service Center, Abingdon, VA, after 40 years

Glenn Fifer retired 9/17/2019 from Lynchburg Service Center, Lynchburg, VA, after 38 years

Vickie Baker retired 11/1/2019 from Clintwood Service Center, Clintwood, VA, after 29 years

Harry Stanley retired 11/1/2019 from Clintwood Service Center, Clintwood, VA, after 40 years

Gary Adkins retired 8/13/2019 from Woodlawn Service Center, Woodlawn, VA, after 35 years

Michael Ingoe retired 11/30/2019 from Wytheville Service Center, Wytheville, VA, after 39 years

Tracy Murray retired 10/1/2019 from Glade Spring Service Center, Glade Spring, VA, after 32 years

David Barger retired 9/7/2019 from Roanoke Service Building., Roanoke, VA, after 49 years

Brent Washburn retired 9/1/2019 from John W. Vaughan Center, Roanoke, VA, after 28 years

West Virginia

Michael Dawson retired 9/4/2019 from Huntington Service Center, Huntington, WV, after 42 years

Donald Spradling retired 8/3/2019 from Amos Plant, Winfield, WV, after 30 years

Arthur Barker retired 9/1/2019 from Logan Service Center, Logan, WV, after 26 years

Daryl Swecker retired 8/13/2019 from Bluefield Service Center, Bluefield, WV, after 41 years

James Archer retired 11/30/2019 from Bluefield Service Center, Bluefield, WV, after 43 years

Jerry White retired 9/25/2019 from Ripley Office and Service Center, Ripley, WV, after 39 years

Danny Sanders retired 9/15/2019 from N Charleston Service Center, Charleston, WV, after 40 years

Charles Mathews retired 11/1/2019 from Amos Plant, Winfield, WV, after 30 years

Debra Tygrett retired 10/1/2019 from APCO Headquarters, Charleston, WV, after 45 years

Peggy Wysong retired 10/1/2019 from St Albans Office and Service Center, St. Albans, WV, after 24 years

Robert Legg retired 9/20/2019 from Marmet Hydro, Marmet, WV, after 44 years

Dennis Harris retired 10/1/2019 from Mountaineer Plant, New Haven, WV, after 45 years

Charles Moody retired 10/15/2019 from Beckley Service Center, Beckley, WV, after 18 years

Denise Otte retired 11/30/2019 from Wheeling Service Building, Wheeling, WV, after 30 years

Joseph Suchan retired 9/28/2019 from Moundsville Office and Service Center, Moundsville, WV, after 39 years

Billy Garnes retired 8/1/2019 from Mountaineer Plant, New Haven, WV, after 33 years

John Davis retired 10/1/2019 from Pt Pleasant Office and Service Center, Pt. Pleasant, WV, after 41 years

Randy Young retired 11/3/2019 from Mountaineer Plant, New Haven, WV, after 45 years

Charles Shrader retired 8/24/2019 from Beckley Service Center, Beckley, WV, after 38 years

David Derenberger retired 10/12/2019 from Pt Pleasant Office and Service Center, Pt. Pleasant, WV, after 34 years

Ricky Brewer retired 11/5/2019 from Williamson Service Center, Williamson, WV, after 24 years

Sanford Cunningham retired 10/1/2019 from Amos Plant, Winfield, WV, after 29 years

Bonnie McCord retired 11/1/2019 from N Charleston Service Center, Charleston, WV, after 22 years

Mark Lineberry retired 11/21/2019 from Bluefield Service Center, Bluefield, WV, after 35 years

Gregory Atkins retired 11/5/2019 from Amos Plant, Winfield, WV, after 11 years

Peter Sutton retired 11/30/2019 from N Charleston Service Center, Charleston, WV, after 11 years

Ohio Museum adds Conesville Plant to Exhibit

The American Electric Power plant in Conesville might be closing May 31, but its legacy is targeted to live on.

Following current renovations at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum in Roscoe Village, a new exhibit focused on manufacturing in Coshocton is slated to be installed. This will date back to Coshocton’s time as a major player in the advertising art field to current industrial giants like McWane Ductile and Kraft-Heinz. The coal-fired plant that opened in 1957 will also have a significant spot.

Continue reading the story in the Coshocton Tribune…

AEP Retirees Helping With Conesville Shutdown

Even as the American Electric Power plant in Conesville plans to shutdown at the end of May, a camaraderie and loyalty to the company among employees still exists.

This can be seen in several retirees who have returned to get the coal-fired plant that opened in 1957 through its waning days. As other employees get new jobs or move to new positions in AEP, the local facility still has to operate and hiring new employees or bringing in workers from other plants certainly isn’t feasible. Those moving to other positions in the company would have to stay if there wasn’t someone to take their place.

Continue reading the story in the Times-Reporter…