Two postal workers being honored at separate events

June 1, 2012 2:11:48 PM PDT
Two U.S. Postal Service workers with several decades of experience between them are being honored in separate events in the East Bay Friday, postal officials said.

Francis O'Leary, a letter carrier in Danville, is being honored before making his last rounds today after 42 years with the postal service.

O'Leary started with the agency in 1969 in San Francisco, then transferred to Danville five years later and has spent the rest of that time delivering mail to the city's Greenbrook neighborhood.

In 2010, O'Leary received the postal service's prestigious Million Mile Award for driving more than a million miles without a traffic accident.

Danville Mayor Candace Andersen will present O'Leary with a proclamation at the 9 a.m. event, located at the city's main post office at 2605 Camino Tassejara.

Also at 9 a.m., another postal service worker in Brentwood is being honored with a celebration for his 82nd birthday -- and he has no plans to retire.

Philip Gullion started a new career as a rural letter carrier at the Brentwood Post Office in 1980 and has continued working there for the past 32 years. Today's birthday celebration will take place at the post office, located at 18 Oak St.

While a postal service worker by day, Gullion also worked for years at night at the restaurant, the Delta Bell.

Guillion said in a statement that he has no plans to retire.

"No, working is what I love to do, and after some medical issues, my job keeps me going," he said.


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