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Local Union Leader Passes Away

June 18th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Raymond O. 'Ray' Metz Jr., 83, resident of Midland, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Beginning his organized labor career with AFSCME Local 669, State Highway Employees, he served as president for nine years. In 1971, he went to AFSCME International before moving on to AFSCME Council 67 as a staff representative. In 1975, he joined the newly founded AFSCME Council 92, where he retired in 1999. A memorial service will be held at Grace United Methodist Church, Midland, on Monday, June 21, 2021, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Heerak Kim officiating. Wilhelm-Eakin Funeral Home, P.A., Midland, is assisting the family.