The Loss of Great Employee
Posted on July 11, 2008
in Our People
On July 4, 2008, Tony “David” Vieira passed away in a tragic parachuting accident. He was born March 3, 1954 in Springfield, the son of Tony and Mildred Wilkerson Vieira. He married Tina LaFalce on Aug. 14, 1999. He is survived by his wife Tina Marie Vieira of Glenarm; two sons, Tony David Vieira, both of Springfield; a grandson, A.J. Vieria; his mother, Mildred Vieira of Springfield; two sisters, Sue (husband, Charles) Reiser of Zion and Nancy (husband, Dennis) Rowe of Rochester; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Dave worked for our company as the senior tent crew supervisor this last year. He came to us last summer and quickly jumped into our Tent Operations Division. He rose right to the top in less than a year. We felt like he had worked for us for more than a decade. He took over as lead trainer, warehouse manager, and senior tent crew supervisor. His loss is a tragedy. We had such high hopes for him, and he was doing such outstanding work for our company. He was an employee who really cared and demonstrated to the younger crew what it meant to care and provide top customer service. He was our key after hours emergency response, and was always on call for our company. His list of accomplishments in organization and detail while he worked at Armbruster our too many to mention. He had just recently supervised one of our largest tent installations ever in Peoria, IL, an 80 x 260 EuroTent for the Easter Seals Gala Fundraising Event. We will miss such a key employee of our company. His shoes will be difficult to fill. Our condolences go out to his family.