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Long-time Branch 908 leader Bill Revak passes away

NALC is deeply saddened to learn that 91-year-old retired letter carrier and Branch 908 leader Bill Revak, passed away in his sleep on Saturday, February 6th. Brother Revak’s storied 35-year career with the Postal Service began in 1956 after serving his country in Korea with the U.S. Army.

Brother Revak became President of Branch 908 in 1962. He attended his first NALC convention in 1964 in Miami – his first of over 20 biennial conventions in a row as a delegate. In 1970, he led Branch 908 to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the members of Branch 36 during the Great Postal Strike. In 1973, he began merging other NALC branches in South Jersey with Branch 908 – ultimately growing the branch to 27 offices and 724 active and retired members today. In 1975 Bill was the national vice-president running mate of NALC icon Vince Sombrotto. He was a feared arbitration advocate for NALC, and was responsible for saving the careers of many letter carriers during his time.

“He will be sorely missed, but his contributions to our branch and the union will live on,” current NALC Branch 908 President Gary DiGiacomo said. “He was a true unionist and always had the membership come first and taught everyone in our branch the importance of being in the union.”

In addition to Brother Revak’s many accomplishments as a union leader and representative, he was a well-respected member, activist and leader in his community – serving on the zoning board and school board and arranging blood drives and local charity events. As a member of the American Legion for over 30 years he served as post adjutant, trustee and house chairman for the majority of his years with the organization.

"Our entire NALC membership grieves the loss of Brother Revak," NALC President Fredric Rolando said. "Leaders such as Bill blazed the trail and cleared the path for the rest of us. Without the dedication to this union of people such as him, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Our sincere condolences and heartfelt prayers go out to his family, friends, and loved ones.”