“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,"
“God bless mr sombrotto
“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