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A 45-year career ends
By JoAnn Leggero Jenkins
It is with great pride and much sadness that I am announcing after 45 years with the United States Postal Service, I will be retiring effective Jan. 31, 2013. I have been very fortunate to have had a career that I am able to say I very much have enjoyed and found pleasure in serving my many customers. I chose to publicly make this announcement as I feel it is a way to inform all of you.
You have all been a large part of my life and have been my extended family. I would like to thank all of you very much for this opportunity. I will deeply miss all of you as you all hold a special place in my heart. To many of you who have lost loved ones along the way, I hope God has helped you find peace. To those of you who have serious illnesses, I will continue to pray for you every day as I have since the day you chose to confide in me.
I wish all of you and many others a blessed future. I hope all of you will keep in touch one way or another. Feel free to contact me if you ever feel the need; I will always be there for you as I have in the past. I intend on taking a short vacation; then I will be working hard to help my son, Brian Jenkins Leggero, achieve his aspiration of being elected Alderman of the 1st Ward of Rockford in the Republican Primary Feb. 26, 2013. I know in my heart that my son Brian will work as hard for the people of the 1st Ward and the City of Rockford as I have for all of you.
I would like to thank Mr. Frank Schier and everyone at The Rock River Times for giving me this opportunity to reach out to all of you. Now in closing, I will use the name given to me by my supervisors and co-workers when I sought employment just for the Christmas holiday 45 years ago, and the rest is history.
From the Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2013, issue