Passing of Frank Romero, Former Organization Director

August 9, 2021

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Frank A. Romero, former Organization Director of the APWU, unexpectedly passed away at the age of 67.

Brother Romero was elected as Organization Director in 1986 and served in that position until his retirement in 2011.  He first got involved in the union at the Dallas TX BMC and held a variety of local union positions including shop steward, clerk craft director and local BMC coordinator.

Brother Romero trailblazed as the first Hispanic resident national officer and also served as the national APWU liaison to the Labor Council for Latin American advancement (LCLAA) and was the past president of its local DC metro chapter.

“The APWU family is saddened by the news of Brother Romero’s passing and extends our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to his wife and family,” shared President Mark Dimondstein. “He was passionate about the union cause and dedicated to the APWU as the path to a better life for all postal workers.”

A viewing is scheduled for 5:00pm August 23, 2021 at the Angelus Funeral Home in San Antonio TX. Funeral mass will be August 24th at 10:00am at Our Lady of Perpetual Help located at 618 South Grimes Street, San Antonio TX 78203. 

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