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Ex-postal workers' union head Sombrotto dies at 89

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 13, 2013 at 4:17 am •  Published: January 13, 2013

He played a key role in helping to reform the Hatch Act, a law that prohibited partisan political activities by federal employees.

"Vince's long tenure and tireless work for this union, at both the local and national levels, has left a lasting, positive impact on all the men and women who have carried the mail since the Great Postal Strike, and on those who will do so in the decades yet to come," NALC President Fredric V. Rolando said.

He is survived by his wife, Rae, seven children and 14 grandchildren. A funeral Mass is planned for Monday morning in Port Washington.

Donations can be made to the National Kidney Foundation.