Bus Operator John Phillip Lost to Virus

Thorn said that he was “a nice, quiet guy.  He loved to work out during his swings.  That’s where you would find him, in the depot gym.”

Brother Phillip went out sick two weeks ago.  Thorn recalls speaking with him in the hospital last week.  He passed away on April 9, 2020. TAS Vice President JP Patafio said of Brother Phillip: “He was a really good person, loved life, was in great shape, and was respected in the depot.  He will be sorely missed.” Local 100 President Tony Utano extended his condolences to all at Flatbush Depot. “Each loss is felt throughout the union.  We can only hope that this scourge ends soon.”