Vincent R. Sombrotto,
Was truly, a one of a kind!
He had inner strength and insight,
And a razor sharp mind!
Sombrotto knew his people,
So he utilized one thing!
He hand picked devoted members,
And took them under his wing!
For those close to Vinnie,
It came as no surprise!
He had strong convictions,
And very street wise!
If a person challenged Sombrotto,
To a verbal debate!
They might rethink, "challenge,"
That was their first mistake!
Vincent had the "Guts,"
To call a National Strike,!
For better Carrier pay,
And bargaining rights!
From strengthening our Health Plan,
To reforming the "Hatch Act!"
What Vincent had envisioned,
Kept our Union on track!
Though Vinnie has left us,
His accomplishments, will live on!
The NALC is stronger!
Solidarity's our common bond!
Under Vincent Sombrotto's leadership,
Our Union made great gains!
For it was more than obvious,!
The NALC flowed in his Veins!
by Mark D. Ramirez
The Golden Empire Branch 782
Thank you Mr. Sombrotto for all you did for us the letter carrier from your Branch 36 The Bronx
He was the greatest union leader the letter carrier ever had. He will surely be missed. He could have achieved any goal he set his mind to and what a great mind he had. He never forgot his roots and he loved his fellow man and his fellow man loved him. May God welcome him and bless his and comfort his family.
Thanks Vincent for all you did for the NALC. We will be forever indebted.
Brother Sombrotto was an insperation to us all. He was a true leader and built the NALC into one of the greatest labor unions in the country. From all the letter carriers from the former Branch 355 in Niagara Falls our thoughts and prayers are with his family. God rest your soul Vinny
I often sat across the bargaining table from Vince in the 70's and 80's. He represented his members well.
May God bless your family and give them peace . HLA BR. 496
I remember Vinnie Sombrotto well after working as the media liaison for the Committee of NALC Presidents that he founded and on other projects. He was an inspirational labor leader for sure. My prayers go to his family and the many who worked with and befriended Vinnie.
I first learned about Brother Sombrotto at my very first Convention in Boston, and I was moved to tears, the definition of fight was taken to another level. If not for him and his will to know that we as letter carriers were not paid enough...to strike...allow me to be able to work with a livable wage...to be able to take care of my family without the help of food stamps brings out such an honor...Brother Sombrotto will truely be missed...Letter Carriers cheer is in order....Washington, DC Branch 142....thanks again for all of your hard work...
My prayers are with your family...
Prayers to the Sombrotto family
Our Prayers go out to the
Sombrotto Family in Loss of
Vincent! He was a True Leader
For the Letter Carriers in the
May He Rest In Peace!
P. Morse Lubbock, TX.
Branch 2589 at that time in
God Bless Vincent Sombrotto!
Vince Sombrotto was a great NALC President and a great labor leader and a great speaker.
--Joseph S. Smolen, former Education Director, NALC. Oceanside, CA
As a worker myself I appreciate someone like Mr. Sombrotto tryin to fight for workers rights my condolences to Rae friends family may his memories comfort and strengthen each of you until the God of all comfort steps in and remove all injustices then there will only be peace and righteousnes for all.
Thanks for your long life work with the Organized Labor movement. We all benefit from your life long efforts. RIP brother.
May God be with the family in their time of sorrow.
To the family of President Sombrotto, I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of hearing him speak at a convention. He was a great man and a great leader.
Thank you for our union Mr. Sombrotto.
Mr Sombrotto; Your tireless UNION SPIRIT, negotiated better working conditions,and pay for thousands of hard working Letter Carriers throughout this Great Nation.
MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. "HIP HIP HOORAY"
"Hip Hip HOORAY" "Hip Hip HOORAY"
Vince, you were loved by many and will be missed by all. You gave hope to all of the Letter Carriers in 1970 and you continued to give hope even after you retired. Thank you for all you did. Tony Christensen, NALC Branch 347
It was because of Vince Sombrotto that I became active in the union. He was an inspiration and a truly great leader and human being. We will never see his likes again. It was an honor to know him.
Jim Meale, a member. Cincinnati, Ohio
Thank you Vinny God Bless
vince, your election in 1978 changed my life,for the better. RON AUBELE LETTER CARRIER florida
Very sad to hear of your passing..I had the pleasure of meeting you at two National Conventions..rest in peace Vince
Thanks for all you have done for all you touched. Some will never know that your commitment to everything family (including the NALC family) will be remembered by those whose lives were blessed to know you.
Rest in peace Vince!! My first convention 1990, New Orleans, never forget Vince, first time I heard him. God Bless!!!!
happy are the pure in heart,since they will se God.matt.5:8)so sorry for your loss...dg
Vince was not only a great union leader, but a great person. He will be greatly missed.
Dear Sombrotto family. May the God of all comfort bring comfort to you all. Those we love can never be more than a thought apart. For as there is a memory they will live in our hearts. -Romans 15:4.
To the Sombrotto family I sorry for your loss may the God of comfort bring you peace.(2 corth.1:3,4) May God continue to bless you
May the GOD who comforts all comfort you in your time of pain grief. (2Corinth. 1:3) May your fond memories of him bring you comfort and peace.
I was a Letter Carrier back in the 70's and 80's and a shop stewart for our local Post Office and Vince always told us to stand up for what we thought was right. God rest his soul.
I was saddened to hear the passing of Vincent.I always enjoyed to here him speak,he was a great union leader and noble man .May his soul rest in peace.
Retired Postal Carrier,Rutherford,nj.
Joseph R MILLER.
Thanks Vinny for all you did to improve our lives.
I am truly sorry for your loss My he be fondly remembered by the God of all comfort.
Thank you for your service to the union, our community and our nation. God Bless, Jimmy Kinney 1989 NALC Hero of the Year!
rest in peace. you were the best President in the last 45 years of my carreer in Branch 294 Flushing,N.Y.