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Detroit mail handler dies from COVID-19

Anthony Smith’s death is the first known mail handler death related to the coronavirus pandemic

A photo of Anthony Smith, courtesy of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union
A photo of Anthony Smith, courtesy of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU)

DETROIT – The National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) announced Wednesday the death of a member due to COVID-19.

Anthony Smith worked at the Detroit network distribution center for the United States Postal Service for thirty years, officials said. Smith was also an Army veteran who served 12 years in the military.

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Smith’s death is the first known mail handler death related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the NPMHU said.

Smith is survived by friends, family, his wife and fifteen children.

The NPMHU describe Smith as a proud mail handler who loved family and music.

The announcement shared the following details for Smith’s funeral services:

The funeral home is limiting attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here to read the full announcement from NPMHU.

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