Workers’ Memorial Wall

A collective place to mourn and remember our lost co-workers and friends  due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
These are stories of some of the lives we have already lost.

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IAM Local 434, District 15

Janine Meritet


Patient Care Assistant

Janine Meritet of Middle Island, NY, passed away on March 31, 2020. Meritet, 59, a member since June 1996, worked as a patient care assistant at Saint Catherine Hospital on Long Island. She was known by family, friends and coworkers to be kind and hardworking. She cared deeply for the welfare of humans and animals alike. Those who knew her remarked that “she was tiny in stature, but big in personality” and said “her patients got only the best care.” “She was a person who gave her heart to everyone and asked for nothing [in] return,” wrote another.