Update on John P. Richards -President, APWU Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter

Our union Brother, John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU, has been having some serious health difficulties and is currently in what he describes as a “diminished condition” in an update he recently sent to family and friends.

Below is his address for those wanting to send cards of well wishes and encouragement:

John P. Richards
PO Box 39
Slovan, PA 15078

John’s email address: jprichards1@verizon.net

4 thoughts on “Update on John P. Richards -President, APWU Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter

  1. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    APWU - Springfield, MA Area Local 497
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    Hi John,

    I don’t know if you remember but we first met in 1978, at the National Convention in Denver. It seems like yesterday. I still remember the Denver Post putting a picture of Emmett Andrews giving the bird to the then President of the L.A. Local. Emmett had a big smirk on his face. They had to put it on the front page!

    Us old guys have to look out for ourselves. We never know what’s lurking around the corner. Retirement isn’t what I thought it would be. I’m somewhat disappointed with neurologists. They seem to have problems getting things right. That being said, I’m still chugging along. I enjoyed my times as an officer of the local.

    I wish you all the best, for a long time to come.

  2. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    APWU - Michigan State Retiree Chapter
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    Hang in there JR. We have some debates to enter into and I don’t want to miss them with you. Don’t go anywhere you cranky old man! And nice job on the Pennsylvania election for Joe!

  3. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    APWU - SWCAL Retirees
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    John I hope you feel better soon. Prayers are with you.

  4. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    APWU - Oklahoma City Area Local
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    Full Time Steward and VP
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    Sending prayers to John

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