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Recent letter carrier deaths from COVID-19

NALC is deeply saddened to learn of three active letter carriers who recently died from COVID-19.

Ferdinand Manuel died on Nov. 23, 2021. He was a letter carrier for 33 years and was a member of Santa Clara, CA Branch 1427. Ferdinand is survived by his son. He was 58.

Michael Pavlides died on Dec. 19, 2021. He was a member of Valparaiso, IN Branch 753 and was a letter carrier for 26 years. Michael was an Army veteran. He is survived by his son David and his daughter Kristina. He was 65.

Taneya Williams died on Jan. 4, 2022. She carried the mail for 23 years and was a member of Garden Grove, CA Branch 1100. She is survived by her husband and four children. She was 48.

“NALC mourns the losses of Ferdinand Manuel, Michael Pavlides and Taneya Williams,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. “We send our sympathies to their families, friends and coworkers.”