Local 459 is saddened at the sudden and unexpected death of Service Representative Charles Terry. Charles passed away from heart problems the day after Christmas at the age of 60.
Charles became a Local 459 member in 1995. He worked for McLaren Medical Center (then known as Ingham Medical Center) in the dietary department. He went on to work as a Physical Therapy Assistant and as an Endoscopy Technician.
Charles was appointed as Chief Steward for his bargaining unit in July 2007.
Charles was hired as a Local 459 Service Representative in November of 2008.
He has spent the last 10 years vigorously representing members of Local 459. He spent many days on the road traveling to organize employees and to represent them in grievances and at the bargaining table. Charles had a knack for connecting with members especially those that are low paid and in the most need of help from their Union.
He will be sorely missed.