Franz Eston June, former ABC president (now the role of the ABC chair of the board of directors), died on Friday, March 18, 2022.
June was born Dec. 15, 1934, in Hudson, New York. He began his working life as a draftsman in an apprenticeship program for General Electric in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. In the late 1960s, after working for Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin) in Florida, June and his family relocated to Lake Jackson, Texas, where he worked for Dow Chemical. Through contacts he made at Dow, June and his business partners started Gulf States Inc., an industrial electrical contracting, construction and maintenance company in Freeport, Texas.
June was incredibly active in his community. He helped form a trades apprenticeship program at Brazosport College in Lake Jackson and served as the first president of the ABC Texas Gulf Coast Chapter. He served as president of ABC National in 1981.
June is survived by three daughters, Melissa, Rebecca and Mary, along with sons-in-law Michael and Jeff, as well as his grandchildren, David, Emily and Celia.