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.
TWU Local 100
Family, friends, and Union brothers and sisters are mourning Conductor Nevie Lacayo, who passed away on May 25th from the coronavirus. Brother Lacayo worked the F line on midnights, and had 17 years with New York City Transit. Brother Lacayo was a devoted fan of the Real Madrid football club, and friends in Pena Madridista, a New York based group of fans, sadly noted his passing on their Facebook page. “It is a sad day,” they wrote. “Rest in peace, Nevie. Thank you for all the happiness that you brought us. We will always love you.” On Instagram early this year, Brother Lacayo gave a shout-out to his family and co-workers in Spanish. Here is a translation: “Thank you God for every day you give me the strength to get up and go to work. Thank you to my wife Marita for being my other half, for supporting me and for taking care of our children every night, to my mother and sister who never gave up on me. Much love to everyone I have met or worked with these past 17 years.”