Direct Support Professionals, AFSCME members pass away from COVID-19

AFSCME Council 13 sends its deepest condolences to the friends, family, and coworkers, of Morris Nyanway and Henry Koffa, who passed away after contracting COVID-19.

Morris and Henry were members of AFSCME Local 2929 (Merakey) and Direct Support Professionals at Merakey Woodhaven in Philadelphia.

“The loss of Morris Nyanway and Henry Koffa to this terrible disease is devastating,” Council 13 Executive Director David Fillman said.

“We don’t know all the circumstances surrounding their deaths, but we can’t help but be reminded of the need for proper Personal Protective Equipment and other safety measures for front-line workers like these gentlemen.”

Thank you to everyone who continues to work during these uncertain times. Please stay safe, and keep Morris and Henry’s families in your thoughts and prayers.

Morris Nyanway (left) was a member of AFSCME since 2007 and Henry Koffa (right) was a member since 2014.