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Three NALC members die in separate incidents

On June 10, Boston Branch 34 member Daniel Rogers, 61, became ill while delivering mail on his route. The 17-year letter carrier returned to his LLV, where he was later found unconscious. Rogers was then taken to a hospital, where he died a short time later. Rogers was an Army veteran who served in Vietnam from 1969 to 1972. He is survived by his wife, Sara, five children and six grandchildren.

On June 17, Long Island Merged, NY Branch 6000 member Alan Nobile, 53, died after his LLV was rear-ended and crashed into a tree. The Oyster Bay Guardian reported that the 29-year letter carrier survived the crash and was taken to a local hospital, but that he suffered a fatal heart there. Nobile, who was deaf, played softball and basketball in his spare time on teams for deaf people. He is survived by his wife, Merry, and three children.

On June 18, Minneapolis Branch 9 member Leo Brandt, 58, was struck by a vehicle and killed as he arrived for work in Brooklyn Center. A letter carrier since 1987, Brandt was known for his deep faith, which inspired him to spend much of his free time ministering to inmates at area correctional facilities. He is survived by his wife, Loreese, four children and two grandchildren.

“The thoughts and prayers of the entire NALC membership are with the families of these dedicated letter carriers at this extremely difficult time,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said.