News & information

Long-time Branch 137 leader George Sarvis passes away

The NALC is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of George Sarvis on May 6, 2021.

George Sarvis started his postal career in 1981. It wasn’t long before he started serving his fellow brothers and sisters. By 1983 he became secretary of Branch 315 where he remained until 1998 when he took over the position of branch president. Branch 315 merged into Hudson Valley Merged Branch 137 in 2004 and George became Vice President.

In 2008 Brother Sarvis graduated from class 6 of the NALC Leadership Academy. The same year, he became branch president, serving 62 local offices. Even after his retirement from the Postal Service in 2011, he continued to lead his branch until 2015. “George devoted his life to labor and was always union oriented. He inspired many to get involved,” Frank Ramus, Branch 137 Secretary-Treasurer stated. “George didn’t just put his toe in the water, he put his whole foot in. He did everything 100%.” George was an NALC member for 40 years.

Brother Sarvis is survived by his wife Deborah, and daughters Jenna and Mallory, and grandson Kayden. He was 64.

“On behalf of the NALC, we send our deepest condolences and sympathies to the friends, family, and co-workers of Brother Sarvis,” President Rolando stated. “George was devoted to the labor movement and mentored many other leaders. The NALC membership grieves his loss.”