From Postcom comes word of the passing of Murray Comarow, the postal guru who was present at the creation of the US Postal Service in 1972:
It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Murray Comarow, a person who for more than four decades has been an honored luminary within the American postal community. Murray, who served as the Executive Director of the Kappel Commission whose work ultimately lead to the enactment of the Postal Reorganization Act of 1971, can, in many respects, be considered the father of what we know today as the U.S. Postal Service. Murray was a friend to many and a mentor to all — truly one of the wisest men who has ever lived within and contributed to America’s postal family.
Comarow remained an active participant in the postal world right to the end- click here to see what he had to say about the most recent postal “reform” proposal.