Larry Willis, 53, critically injured on Nov. 21 at MacArthur Boulevard and Falls Road, at the entrance to Great Falls Park, in a collision involving a bicycle, cyclist struck.
Willis was President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, a labor organization consisting of 32 unions that together represent workers in all areas of transportation.
“For more than 20 years, Larry dedicated his life to the labor movement, working tirelessly to enhance the rights and livelihoods of those who work on the front lines of our transportation system,” said Greg Regan, Secretary-Treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department in a statement. “Millions of people have had their lives improved because of the work Larry did, yet most of those people will never know Larry’s name. For Larry, that didn’t matter. He was not motivated by fame or fortune – his end goal was always about doing the most good for the greatest number of people.”
Willis was a resident of Chevy Chase, according to press reports; he died Sunday, Nov. 29. He is survived by his wife, Amy York, and daughter, Samantha.
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