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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TWU Local 100

Jean Modestile


Light Maintainer

Jean Levelt Modestile, a Heating and Air Conditioning maintainer at the 148th St. HVAC shop died of the Coronavirus at 2:00pm on April 23, 2020. He was only 50 years old. Brother Modestile was originally from Haiti. He had six years on the job, and previously worked for Air Pro HVAC Corp. in Hicksville. On the notice for his funeral at the Bensing-Thomas Funeral Home in East Stroudsberg, PA, his family posted the following passage from the Bible, Book of Revelations: “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Brother Modestile is survived by his wife, Rocheline, three children and a brother, Richard.