Buffalo letter carrier dies on duty

From the National Association of Letter Carriers:

March 14, 2014–Buffalo-Western New York Branch 3 letter carrier Leo Sucharski, 76, died on Sunday, March 9, following an injury he sustained while on duty. Three days earlier on March 6, after delivering the mail, Sucharski had returned to his Eastside Station post office and parked his two-ton truck in the parking lot. After he got out of his vehicle, he reportedly slipped and fell on a large patch of ice, hitting his head. Another letter carrier came over to help Sucharski, who was then taken by ambulance to a hospital where he later died. Visitation is Friday evening, March 14, 5 to 8 p.m., at Sliwinski Funeral Home in Cheektowaga. Funeral is Saturday, March 15, at 9 a.m. at Queen of Martyrs Church, also in Cheektowaga. Sucharski is survived by his wife, Annette, a sister, three children and six grandchildren. “I ask all letter carriers to join me in sending our deepest condolences to Leo’s family at this difficult time,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said.


  • Michael R. Porter

    Condolences to his family.

  • Fred Ordway

    Rest in piece, my brother.

  • Tony

    God Bless this man and his family. Horrible tragedy!

  • Asshole

    76 and still bleeding the system

    • Nemso

      Your moniker sums it up – what a horrible statement to make! I have been a mail carrier for 28 years now and have worked like a fiend! Yes, that’s right, most carriers work hard and the job is harder than most people know. In every industry, there are people without work ethics. Don’t insult me by making it look like postal workers are “bleeding” the system. I’ve worked hard for every dollar I have made, and I’m sure Mr. Sucharski did, too, evidenced by the fact that he kept working long after he could have retired!