08.01.06

Schumer Supports House Bill To Rename Staten Islands Rosebank Post Office In Memory Of Vincent Palladino

Palladino, a Staten Island native and president of the National Association of Postal Supervisors for twelve years, passed away last DecemberSchumer requests Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee discharge bill introduced by Congressman VitoFossella so that the Senate can adopt it by unanimous consent as soon as possible

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today sent a letter to the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee in support of the bill introduced by Vito Fossella on July 14, 2005. Fossellas bill, H.R.2183 will designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 567 Tompkins Avenue in Staten Island, New York, as the "Vincent Palladino Post Office." The bill will rename the Rosebank Post Office in memory of Vincent Palladino.

Its only fitting that the institution where Vincent Palladinos long and noteworthy career began now be renamed to commemorate his service and dedication, not only to his job, but to the community, Schumer said. As a strong advocate for all the postal workers he led, and a trusted mentor to countless colleagues and friends, Vincent Palladino is wholly deserving of this honor.

In his floor statement introducing the bill to rename the Rosebank Post Office in Palladinos memory, Fossella said:

Vincent Palladino was kindhearted, compassionate, outgoing and had an unquenchable thirst for helping his friends and neighbors. Vincent made his community a better place to live and touched the lives of all those around him. And although his professional obligations carried him far and wide, his heart was always in Staten Island.

Vincent Palladino began his career as a letter carrier in the Rosebank Post Office in 1962. He held numerous supervisory positions on Staten Island, including station manager of the Rosebank Post Office and operations manager for all Island post offices. In 1986, he was elected secretary of the National Association of Postal Workers (NAPS) which represents more than 35,000 active and retired supervisors, managers and postmasters who work for or who retired from the USPS. In 1992, he was elected President of NAPS and held the post for 12 years.

Schumer, in his letter to the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, wrote:

The Palladino and extended NAPS family hope to commemorate the final passage of this bill before the winter months are upon us. Thus, I respectfully ask the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee discharge this bill so that the Senate can adopt it by unanimous consent as soon as possible.

Palladino, who died at his Virginia home in December, age 69, was a graduate of New Dorp High School and Baruch College, served his country in the armed forces, in the United States Air Force from 1955 to 1959.



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