Local 100 Mourns the Passing of Arthur Poland

TWU Local 100 is mourning the passing of Arthur Poland, father of Shannon Poland, a long-time Track Division Officer and Assistant to the Local 100 President. 

Mr. Poland died on March 30, 2019 at the age of 81.  He was a Bus Operator for the New York City Transit Authority for 20 years and a member of the Amalgamated Transit Union.  He retired from service in 1988. He was born in Philadelphia, the sixth of ten children to the late Henry and Margaret Poland.  Arthur served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1964, where he was a Sniper and a Small Arms Specialist. After leaving the Armed services,he moved to New York and married the late Jacqueline Fennell.  They had three children, including sons Shannon,  Arthur Poland II, and daughter, Faith.

He is survived by his sons, Arthur and Shannon and one daughter Faith all of New York.  He had ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren, two sisters:  Eleanor Poland Jones and Elizabeth Evans (Ernest) of Philadelphia; two brothers:  Charles Poland of Philadelphia and Leslie Poland of Albuquerque, New Mexico.  He had a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Arrangements are as follows: Viewing: Saturday, April 13th, 2019: 9am to 10am, Funeral Service to follow at 10am:

Francis Funeral Home
5201 Whitby Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143
(215) 747-1919
Interment: Eden Cemetery, Collingdale, PA 19023