Editor’s note: The following message from SIU President Michael Sacco concerns the recent passing of a rank-and-file Seafarer.
Dear SIU Brothers and Sisters:
On behalf of the union’s executive board, I extend our deepest and most sincere sympathies to the family, friends and shipmates of our fallen brother, GUDE Michael Vaughan. Many of you have heard me say over the years that I think of our organization as a family. In that spirit, this is a particularly difficult time for all concerned.
For those who don’t know, Brother Vaughan recently passed away after being stricken with the coronavirus.
We all need to remain extremely vigilant and cautious as the scourge of COVID-19 continues. That is one way we can honor Michael Vaughan’s memory.
Fraternally and in Sympathy,