In Memoriam: Joe Pelisek
It is with a profound sense of sorrow and regret that the Institute informs you of the passing of our friend and colleague, Joe Pelisek. Joe passed away on Friday, May 1, 2015. Joe’s commitment to Institute members was deep and unwavering. He will be missed.
In 2011, the Institute presented Joe with the Life Membership Award in 2011. Serving the Institute for three decades in such roles as mentor, recruiter, policy-maker, and member of the Board of Directors, Joe Pelisek was President of the Retired Members Guild. Joe’s vision helped make the Scholarship Program a reality. As Vice-President and Treasurer of the Commerce Officers Group, Joe was responsible for the frugal use of the Group’s budget which generated $75,000 to create the Scholarship Fund. He crafted such policies as Health and Safety, Information Technology, and Official Languages, and founded the NCR Chapter of the Guild.
The Institute extends its condolences to Joe’s family and friends.