Detroit mail handler dies from COVID-19
Anthony Smith’s death is the first known mail handler death related to the coronavirus pandemic
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.
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:
- Monday, April 6
- Cantrell Funeral Home (22121 Kelly Road, Eastpointe)
- Viewing at 11 a.m. with funeral to follow at noon
The funeral home is limiting attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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