Former APWU National Officers Pass Away

January 11, 2021

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(This article first appeared in the January/February 2021 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

Ron Nesmith

Ron Nesmith, former National Business Agent in the Clerk Division, passed away on December 9, 2020 at the age of 79. A resident of Birmingham, AL, Brother Nesmith began his postal career in 1963. He became the president of the Birmingham Area Local in 1980, serving in that role until 1985 when he was elected as a Clerk Craft National Business Agent. Brother Nesmith held that role for 22 years before retiring in 2007.

Ken Pease

Kenyon “Ken” Pease, former Clerk Craft National Business Agent, passed away on January 2 at the age of 77. Brother Kease retired from the USPS after a 32-year postal career. He served the APWU as a local president of The Northern Virginia Local for two years, and became a National Business Agent in 1996, holding that role for five years.

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