Legendary Local 2 Business Manager Emeritus, Daniel J. Kerins February 28th, 1929 – January 30th, 2021

“Dan Kerins was smart, well educated, well read, well disciplined, tough, and a compassionate man. His successful, almost three-decade tenure as Business Manager leading IATSE Local Two is legendary, not only in Chicago, but throughout North America. Danny was tough enough to keep the membership focused on the goals at hand, kind enough that everyone liked him, smart enough to know when attorneys were needed, smarter still to know when they weren’t, and shrewd enough to negotiate meaningful agreements for those he represented. Dan’s impact bettering the lives of stagehands will never be forgotten, not only by his namesake gracing our Daniel J. Kerins Union Hall, but by the solid foundation he left for us, which we strive to build on today.” - Craig Carlson, Business Manager Local Two

Please see the following video for Local 2’s memorial presentation on “Danny” Kerins:

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial: Thursday, February 11th 11:00 AM at SS. Peter & Paul Church, 36 N. Ellsworth St., Naperville, IL 60540. Private interment at St. Michael Cemetery, Wheaton, IL.

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