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Saturday, April 15, 2006

Arthur Winston, 100

He retired last month after almost 80 years on the job with the MTA, Thursday night he died in his sleep.

Arthur Winston worked for all the predecessor agencies of the MTA, starting in 1924. He had only missed one day of work and that was in 1988 to attend his wife's funeral. (Winston left the LA Electric Railway Company in 1928 and returned for good six years later.)

Winston was named "Employee of the Century" by President Bill Clinton in 1996.

In 1997 the MTA Board of Directors named the agency’s bus operating division in South Los Angeles after him.

His last job prior to his retirement in March was supervising a crew who cleaned and maintained MTA buses.

A native of Oklahoma, Winston is survived by a grand-niece.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Arthur is a role model to all of us. Very sad. I'm glad city council acknowledged him last month.

April 15, 2006 7:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Never stop working! May he rest in peace.

April 15, 2006 9:04 AM  

Anonymous Bart Reed said:

I spoke at length with Mr. Winston on Thursday, March 23 before the Metro Board Meeting. He was a nice and gentle man, who remembered everything and was quick with a humorous reply. He was very happy doing what he loved.

He didn't show any sign of weakness or illness, so his passing is of great shock. Mr. Winston will be missed.

April 15, 2006 2:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

He was the answer to racism: hard work and self-respect.

April 16, 2006 7:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

God Bless Him Always.

April 16, 2006 11:45 PM  

Blogger Archie Bunker said:

7:51

Amen to that.

April 18, 2006 8:40 AM  

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