A sad day in Cincinnati

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Lobofan5, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. Lobofan5

    Lobofan5 New Member

    We lost one of our beloved, long term drivers yesterday..he passed away at home yesterday morning before work.

    He was only 55.

    Our lives will never be the same. Such a loss for his family and UPS.

    This post is for you JM, thanks for being who you were.
  2. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member

    I’m so sorry for the loss to his family and the UPS family.

    Godspeed, may he Rest In Peace
  3. Channahon

    Channahon New Member

    Prayers and thoughts to his family and fellow UPSer's
  4. dillweed

    dillweed Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry to hear of your loss and hope you all can feel him in your hearts.
  5. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    So sorry for your loss, God Bless and be with him, his family and all his UPS family.
  6. Delivered

    Delivered Member

    We miss John already, the visitation is on Thursday from 5-8pm the funeral home is on Reading Rd.
  7. old brown shoe

    old brown shoe 30 year driver

    It's always a sad day when we lose one of our brothers. He was way to young . I'm sorry for your loss.
  8. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Such sad news.
    My prayers go out to his family and to his friends.
  9. moodaddy247

    moodaddy247 I can't drive 55

    Was he a cinti, or shaoh, driver...??
  10. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    LOBO. I do truly feel your pain. Just last week we buried one of our (just retired with 31 years safe driving) fellow drivers.
    May God hold their souls in the palms of His hands.
  11. Delivered

    Delivered Member

    He drove out of Sharonville, his route was in the Milford area.
  12. rod

    rod retired and happy

    RIP.....way too young
  13. lost

    lost Member

    my prayers are with this family, may he rest in peace
  14. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    News like this truly does suck. I feel bad for his family and a little bit more for him. Not knowing him but knowing he was a UPSer means he worked his tail off day after day, year after year.

    We all do it in the hope of kicking back on our back lawns sipping lemonade and watching the grass grow someday. This is why UPS is so great.

    Its sad to hear when someone falls short of obtaining this lifetime goal.:dissapointed:
  15. Pasaholic

    Pasaholic Member

    Aren't we going a little overboard with all the sobing over the death of a fellow Upser, instead of feeling sorry for ourselfs try to celebrate his life and be greatful he lived as long as he did.
    Death is part of life
  16. Lobofan5

    Lobofan5 New Member

    I don't think anyone, at all, is feeling sorry for 'themselves' in any of these posts.

  17. moodaddy247

    moodaddy247 I can't drive 55

    I just started in feeders this last year; in shaoh. what a loss for his family.
    Im sure he'll be greatly missed...
  18. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    No Pas, we are not going "overboard".
    Lamentation is not sobbing.
    All of the posts seem to show a sense of loss and sympathy for his family.
    The celebration of his life will be conducted by his family and all the people his life touched.
    I think we feel the loss of one of our own and only wish strength for his family.
    I did not know the man, but I can relate to how his death can effect others.
    And yes, life should be celebrated, daily.
  19. lost

    lost Member

  20. mattwtrs

    mattwtrs Retired Senior Member

    The same thing happened in my center a awhile back, a driver in his early 40's did not show up for work. He was 1 of those guys that usually came in early to BS over a coffee and avoid the school bus traffic. We were told there was no answer at his home and a call to his wife at her work did not reveal anything. She said he was up before she went to work @ 6:00. Some management person went to his house & his truck was in the driveway. No answer to the knock on the door and you can figure out the rest. He had suffered a fatal heart attack. He was one of those rare individuals that didn't complain and never would run anyone down. The hardest part of loosing him was having to make a delivery to his wife's work. She was the manager so you would usually see her & vice versa. She would want to talk because the uniform reminded her of him and you would both be in tears when you left!