Ralph Taurone, Teamster Leader
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is saddened to announce the passing of Ralph J. Taurone, a beloved member of the Teamster family, on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015.
Taurone began his Teamster career in 1964 when he was initiated into Local 282, New York, while employed as a construction driver. In 1965 he moved to Chicago and became a member of Local 710. He transferred to Local 222 in Salt Lake City in 1971 and was elected steward of his local in 1972 to represent CF line drivers. Taurone was appointed business agent for the local in 1974, elected President in 1975, and won the election as Secretary-Treasurer in 1987.
He also served two terms as International Vice President At Large, President of Joint Council 3, and was involved in National Master Freight Contract negotiations under three different Teamsters General Presidents.
After serving the Teamsters Union for 44 years, Taurone retired and, with his wife Terry, traveled often between their homes in Utah and North Carolina.
The viewing will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 21, at the Layton Lindquist Mortuary at 1867 North Fairfield Road, Layton, Utah 84041, and the funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22.
In lieu of flowers, you can donate to the Ralph J. Taurone Scholarship Fund. Checks can be sent to:
RJT Scholarship Fund
c/o Teamsters Local 222
2641 South 3270 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84119