Transport Workers Union Local 100 announced that they were mourning the loss of Student Transportation of America bus driver Bryson Kent Bowman from COVID-19.
“Brother Bowman, 59, worked for Student Transportation of America (STA) since 2017 safely transporting children to school and back home for Greenwich Schools,” the union said in a post, adding that Mr. Bowman was the second member of the School Bus Division to succumb to the deadly virus.
Mr. Bowman died on April 4, 2020 at Stamford Hospital.
The post on the union website quoted Bowman’s co-worker Mary Pryce, who is an elected member of the Local 100 Executive Board, who said “Brother Bowman was always a cheerful person. He greeted everyone with that huge smile, and when he got off his bus at the end of a shift heading to the office, he always had love for everyone. He loved talking about sports with his co-workers, and was a true Yankee fan. We are really going to miss him.”
Mr. Bowman is survived by a wife and four children.
Local 100 President Tony Utano, “We all offer our condolences and prayers for Brother Bowman’s family, his friends and co-workers at STA, and to every member and officer of our School Bus Division.”
In Greenwich, public schools closed to slow the spread of COVID-19 on March 13.
Since then STA had provided buses to deliver meals to students since then.
On Friday STA closed its Stamford depot and furloughed its workers.
Over the weekend Greenwich Schools were able to source Norwalk Transit SUV’s to transport school personnel to deliver meals beginning Monday.