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Buffalo letter carrier dies on duty

Buffalo-Western New York Branch 3 letter carrier Leo Sucharski, 76, died on Sunday, March 9, following an injury he sustained while on duty.

Three days earlier on March 6, after delivering the mail, Sucharski had returned to his Eastside Station post office and parked his two-ton truck in the parking lot. After he got out of his vehicle, he reportedly slipped and fell on a large patch of ice, hitting his head. Another letter carrier came over to help Sucharski, who was then taken by ambulance to a hospital where he later died.

Visitation is Friday evening, March 14, 5 to 8 p.m., at Sliwinski Funeral Home in Cheektowaga. Funeral is Saturday, March 15, at 9 a.m. at Queen of Martyrs Church, also in Cheektowaga.

Sucharski is survived by his wife, Annette, a sister, three children and six grandchildren.

“I ask all letter carriers to join me in sending our deepest condolences to Leo’s family at this difficult time,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said.