Met a guy on my rte today who retired in 1989 with 25 years from UPS. He was a feeder driver from NY. We talked for at least 45 min(coded out for lunch)This guy had some awesome stories of meeting Jim Casey,Hoffa & Ron Carey.
Uh.....i plan to eventually retire to my house, since i'm probably never going to want to leave this oasis i call buffalo.
I met Jim Casey's grandson around 1995 who said the company had changed so much since Jim died (in the 80's) that he didn't think Jim would have recognized it. And BTW, the grandson didn't own any UPS stock.
I didn't think Casey was ever married & never have heard any mention of children.
Thats what I thought too. The Annie E. Casey Foundation was named after his mother. He did have a brother named George that helped with the startup, I don't know if he was married or not. I always thought it was strange that Jim Casey never got married.
Casey was a humble man. A lifelong bachelor, he lived for many years in a simple hotel room and always wore a dark suit and tie. Neither money nor power interested him much. Over the years he and his brother, who also worked at UPS, gave the bulk of their money, $438 million in all, to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, named after their mother.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation was established in 1948 by Jim Casey and his siblings George, Harry, and Marguerite. They named the philanthropy in honor of their mother, who had struggled to raise them as a young widow.