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John Cammuso

Former Babcock Power manager was familiar face to Boilermakers

JOHN CAMMUSO, WHOSE lengthy career in the construction industry included serving as Babcock Power’s manager of power plant construction nationwide, died in Worcester, Massachusetts Jan. 2. He was 87.

Cammuso was a familiar face to Boilermakers. He served on the boards of the union’s pension, annuity and health and welfare trusts and on the Northeast Area Boilermaker Apprenticeship Committee (NEAAC) board for many years. He was also a longtime rigging judge for area and the national Boilermaker apprenticeship competitions.

Cammuso started his career in construction in 1956 after military service in U.S. naval aviation during the Korean War. He began work as a draftsman for Riley Stoker Corp. (later Riley Power, Inc., a subsidiary of Babcock Power, Inc.). After retiring from Babcock Power, he continued to serve the organization as a consultant for more than 15 years. A nationally recognized heavy rigging expert for power plant construction, Cammuso lent his expertise to many Boilermaker graduate apprentices during competitions. In 2013, NEAAC honored him by creating the John Cammuso Excellence in Rigging Award.

“I knew John for 30 years,” said Northeast Section IVP John Fultz. “He was not only an expert in rigging, he held patents for things he invented in the construction industry. He was a great friend, a mentor and an ally of the Boilermakers. He generously shared his knowledge with others, and a part of him will live on in the careers of Boilermakers across this country.

“I know I speak for our entire organization in extending our condolences to Carol Cammuso, John’s wife of 62 years, his three sons and other members of the Cammuso family, and his many associates at Babcock Power.”

Published on the Web: February 26, 2019

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