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 447, District 15

Lester James


Shuttle Driver

Lester James of Brooklyn, NY, passed away on April 16, 2020. James, 77, worked as a shuttle driver for Budget Rent a Car in his retirement after working at Domino Sugar Co. and at a Broadway condo earlier in life. He is remembered as a selfless and devoted family man, and an amazing father, husband and friend to those who crossed his path. He leaves behind his wife, Stephania, two daughters, four sons and numerous grand and great grandchildren.