Ken Christy Remembered

Tenth Dems mourns the death of Ken Christy who died suddenly on March 26, 2016. He was elected to the Aurora Township Clerk position as a Democrat in 2013. Christy

Ken was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Bellwood, Illinois. He attended Triton Jr. College, DePaul University, and the University of Illinois. He was married to Bonnie and raised three daughters, and had five  grandchildren. An Aurora resident for over 39 years,  he worked for the Aurora Post Office, where he served as Union Officer for the Letter Carrier Union, rising to the office of President, which he held for 25 years. While serving as President for this local union, the union won several Nationwide and local awards for charitable works in the Aurora community. He also has served as a State Officer in the Letter Carrier State Union for 20 years, rising to the office of President representing 15,000 Letter Carriers, active and retired. He retired after carrying mail for 31 years in 2011, but still served as the elected State President for Letter Carriers here in Illinois. He was recently elected to the Illinois Hall of Fame for Letter Carriers. One of his most prized and cherished awards presented to him was the 2012 Harry S. Truman Award.

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