RIP Wanda

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by scratch, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    We had a driver pass away on her route Wednesday and the funeral was today. She worked out of the Atlanta Hub for almost thirty years. I don't know what caused it. We grew up in the same town and went to the same high school but we were years apart. I did not know her personally since I work out of a different building. Nothing was said in our PCMs the last few days. I saw some photos of what looked like hundreds of UPSers wearing Browns today at her funeral.
     
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  2. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

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  3. ACmoses

    ACmoses Member

    So sad RIP Wanda.
     
  4. scooby0048

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    Death is always saddening. We have a few guys here that I fear will also pass on route. I know we can't pick or choose when and where we pass, but to pass on route while busting your ass for this place just does not seem fair. She must have been special in and out of work judging from the turnout at her funeral. RIP
     
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  5. Felicia Wiggins

    Felicia Wiggins New Member

    So sad RIP Wanda i didn't know her but its always sad to hear we lost someone from the ups family
     
  6. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    That's the second woman to pass away on route, in just a couple years.
     
  7. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Peace to her family and all that knew her.
     
  8. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    R.I.P., driver.
     
  9. badpal

    badpal Active Member

    So sad to hear, But as you can see there are some retirees in the crowd. Good idea to a keep a set or two of browns when you retire for situations like this.
     
  10. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    R.I.P. Wanda. Sad to hear that happen to any
     
  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Never know when it's your time. It a scary thought to know she went to work like any other day and never came home.
     
  12. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    RIP my union sister.

    A sudden event like that is usually a major blood supply failure. Never ignore strange leg or chest pains. Even with that, very often the first sign of a heart attack is sudden death.
     
  13. JustDeliverIt

    JustDeliverIt Active Member

    RIP Wanda
     
  14. Elmo.goes.to.prom

    Elmo.goes.to.prom Active Member

  15. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    RIP

    I always thought it was very scummy how mgmt kept thing like this hush hush. Show a little respect with an announcement. We had two employees pass away in my old building and not a word was said. No acknowledgement. One was a loader, the other a driver
     
  16. KOG72

    KOG72 I’m full of it

    Another thing they use to do at our building was lowering the flag they don’t even do that anymore.RIP Wanda.
     
  17. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I only heard about this due to a UPS Teamsters Facebook page when her close friend posted it. Nothing was said about it in our PCMs and I could find nothing about it on local news outlets. We were in the 90's temperature wise with high humidity the week before this happened but the temps dropped to the low 80's at the time she passed. We did have a Preloader in my building that was murdered at home by her husband in a domestic violence case a few weeks back that we were told about. A co-worker was allowed to address it in one of our PCMS and donations were taken. RIP Amber Chalfant
     
  18. JackStraw

    JackStraw Active Member

    30 years at this place is quite an an accomplishment. An even bigger one for a woman to do it. Must have been quite a person. RIP sister. Sorry you didn't get to retire after all your hard work.
     
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  19. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    Sounds like an inside job to me, I heard management is taking getting rid of these long time drivers to a new level..