Remember Our Fallen

Remember Our Fallen

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the ATU mourns the deaths of those 160 members who put their lives on the line as essential frontline workers during this global crisis. We send our deepest sympathies and condolences to their families, extended families, friends, their Locals, and all who knew them.


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Local 26, Detroit, MI

Fred Westbrook, Jr.

Retired President/Business Agent
30 years of service
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Henry Gaffney

Former President/Business Agent
30 years of service
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Jason Hargrove

Trans. Equipment Operator
3 years, 6 months of service
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Local 113, Toronto, ON

Walter Alexander

Track and Structure Worker
21 Years of Service
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Local 192, Oakland, CA

Robert McGill

Bus Operator, retired
15 years of service
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Local 256, Sacramento, CA

Albert “Moose” Musquiz

Bus Operator
19 Years of Service
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Local 281, New Haven, CT

Local 282, Rochester, NY

Local 308, Chicago, IL

Local 540, Trenton, NJ

Local 569, Edmonton, AB

Local 587, Seattle, WA

Boston Carmen’s Union
ATU Local 589, Boston, MA

Andrew Wong

Operator / Inspector
21 years and 11 months of service
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Local 627, Cincinnati, OH

Gary Hahn

Retired Maintenance Worker
30 years of service
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Local 628, Covington, KY

Local 689, Washington, DC

Joseph Reid

Bus Operator, Train Operator,and Supervisor
16 Years of Service
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Local 694, San Antonio, TX

Joseph A. Trevino

Maintenance Shop Attendant
12 Years of Service
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Pete M. Castillo

VIA Material Handling Clerk/Storeroom
28 Years of Service
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Local 726, Staten Island, NY

Kiyoto “Breeze” Williams

Bus Operator
23 years of service
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Local 732, Atlanta, GA

Local 788, St. Louis, MO

Local 819, Newark, NJ

Tiran Billups

President/Business Agent
24 years of service
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Tolbert Furr

Retired Light Rail Operator
34 years of service
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Local 820, Union City, NJ

Local 821, Jersey City, NJ

Local 822, Paterson, NJ

Local 823, Elizabeth, NJ

Local 824, New Brunswick, NJ

Local 825, Oradell, NJ

Local 880, Camden, NJ

Local 1001, Denver, CO

Local 1056, Flushing, NY

Richard T. Zaib

Retiree and Former Local President
25 years of service
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Mitchell Rosenwasser

Bus Operator
28 years of service
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John Dunston Jr.

Retired Bus Operator
Over 25 years of service
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Steven Wiggins

Retired Bus Operator
26 years of service
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Local 1091, Austin, TX

Local 1181, New York, NY

Local 1220, Richmond, VA

John E. Thrower Jr.

Bus Operator
Five Years of Service
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Local 1225, San Francisco, CA

Local 1235, Nashville, TN

Local 1277, Los Angeles, CA

Thomas Hatcher

Traction Power Inspector
9 Years of Service
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Kevin Smith

Senior Service Attendant
20 Years of Service
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Francisco Monreal

Bus Operator, retired
32 Years of Service
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Local 1324, Savannah, GA

Local 1336, Bridgeport, CT

Local 1338, Dallas, TX

Bruce Brown

Maintenance Worker - Executive Board Member
20 Years of Service
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Local 1342, Buffalo, NY

Rickey Kijanka

Coach Operator - Executive Board Member
15 Years of Service
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Local 1395, Pensacola, FL

Local 1464, Tampa, FL

Local 1493, Raleigh, NC

Local 1548, Plymouth, MA

Ellsworth Brown Jr.

Bus Operator
Seven Years of Service
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Robert Irwin

Retiree, Former Financial Secretary-Treasurer
28 years of service
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Local 1555, Oakland, CA

Local 1564, Detroit, MI

Local 1573, Brampton, ON

Dael Muttly Jaecques

Bus Operator
18 Years of Service
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Local 1575, San Rafael, CA

Local 1576, Lynnwood,WA

Local 1587, Toronto, ON

Bonifacio “Boni” Padilla

Plant Service Person II
10 Years of Service
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Local 1614, Dover, NJ

Local 1637, Las Vegas, NV

Local 1704, San Bernardino, CA

local 1743, Pittsburgh, PA

Local 1763, Rocky Hill, CT