20 year veteran driver Bitter/sweet story

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by happyboy, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. happyboy

    happyboy Member

    This driver Jeff Hornagold loved working for Ups and someone At Ups loved him back and honored him in a special way. He recently passed away after a battle with lung caner. His casket was driven from the funeral home by his best buddy in a Ups package car.

    I think this was a nice gesture on the part of Ups.

  2. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    RIP....Nice to see some people at ups that have hearts
  3. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    Dude, I almost cried watching that.
  4. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    Now that's the UPS I wish we had all the time. Best wishes to the family. My thoughts are with you.
  5. badpal

    badpal Member

    Great video thanks for posting it. Should be shown at every center. Best wishes to his family and coworkers.
  6. atatbl

    atatbl Active Member

    Thank you for posting this. I am crying. That was so hard to listen to when his friend was almost crying just talking about driving his casket to the burial.
  7. RockyRogue

    RockyRogue Agent of Change

    Wasn't this guy 705??? Red, I know you're in the area the Northwest Herald calls home. My condolences to the family. What a nicely done video! Not so much as a UPS rep to be seen. I knew there were a couple good Ties in North Illinois. -Rocky
  8. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Wow, great story.
  9. 55andout?

    55andout? New Member

    A very moving story. In these times of a struggling economy and labor unrest this story really shows what is important in life. God bless the friends and family of Jeff Hornagold.

    P.S. Hug the ones you love and never take them for granted, they are not around for ever.
  10. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    That was very touching.

    HAPPYDAYS New Member

    My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers. I am beyond words, my husband is a driver and cancer survivor.
  12. looper804

    looper804 Is it time to go home yet

    Very touching video.I have seen garbage trucks and fire trucks used and often wondered if we could use a UPS truck for funerals.Most of us will spend half our lives working here and it's only fitting to be escorted by a vehicle we "lived" in for so long.
  13. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Jeff was out of the same building as i am and will be missed. I heard about his passing thursday night but was unable to make the services on friday. He was only 46 years young and way to young to pass. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

    Ups here is very decent in going above and beyond when it comes to the passing of a ups family member. I have been at several services were the drivers truck is parked at the funeral home, but this is a first and i only hope it continues.
  14. kwed95

    kwed95 former pre-load p/t sup

    just saw this on Foxnews.com. Goes to show UPS does care about their employees. Touching tribute my heart & prayers go out to his family & friends.
  15. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    I am deeply moved and impressed.
    He must have been a fine man, to earn that much love and respect.
  16. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member

    My family sends our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.


    I’d take it as a personal favor if you would find the UPS person responsible for allowing the package car to be used. Please look them in the eye and grab their right hand and thank them from me and I’m sure most everyone here.

    Thank You!
  17. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    Great idea, UPS dude.
  18. Braveheart

    Braveheart New Member

    We had a driver pass years ago too. We talked the division manager into allowing a driver to drive a UPS truck from the church to the cemetary. The family was really touched. It took a lot of guilt tripping but we finally got them to do it.
  19. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    We too had a driver pass away about 5 years ago. I have his route now and have since he passed away. The guy who used to deliver the next town over from me drove a truck for his funeral. Couldn't think of a better way for UPS to payback an employee and his/her family who had dedicated their lives to Brown.
  20. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Wow. That's a fitting tribute.

    Kudos to all the folks that made it happen.