NORTH BERGEN, NJ – (Tuesday, April 7, 2020) The ILA mourns the passing of two long-serving members of ILA Local 920, Staten Island, New York, who passed away in recent days from complications with COVID-19. Brother Moses McCain and Neil DeLuzio each worked as Longshoremen for over four decades and were proud members of ILA Local.920, according to their President Michael Izzo.
“ILA Local 920 has suffered a huge loss this week with the passing of Brothers McCain and DeLuzio,” said Izzo. “Their service to our industry and to this local were exemplary and our collective prayers are extended to their families and friends.”
Both men enjoyed rich family traditions with the ILA in Staten Island. Some of their children have followed in their father’s footsteps and work on the Staten Island docks.
“We grieve as an ILA family as this horrendous Coronavirus Pandemic takes our loved ones,” said Harold J. Daggett, International President of the ILA. “We join in offering our prayers and condolences to the families of Brother McCain and DeLuzio.”
James Stolpinski, Atlantic Coast District Secretary-Treasurer and the former President of ILA Local 920 said this about Brothers McCain and DeLuzio: “Two great crane operators and the backbone of Howland Hook Terminals. Howland Hook earned its stellar reputations because of these two men.”