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Former POLC/GELC Board member, Labor Representative remembered

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: December 24, 2021

By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor

The POLC extends our deepest condolences to the family of Ken Nash, who represented the Union for nearly 35 years in multiple capacities.

Nash passed away Dec. 23, 2021 after a long battle with illness. He will be remembered for his dedication to the labor movement, serving nearly 50 years with labor organizations throughout his law enforcement career.

“Ken’s strong support of the labor movement is inspiring,” said POLC/GELC Executive Director Rob Figurski. “He will be greatly missed by his many friends at the Labor Council.”

Nash retired from the Union as a Labor Representative in 2016. He was first elected to the POLC/GELC Executive Committee while working as a Hazel Park Patrolman. He served as Chair and Vice Chair of the Committee and chaired the POLC Grievance Review Committee for nine years.

Nash represented Hazel Park Patrolmen as the Local Union President. He served as President of AFSCME local and pension trustee for the City of Hazel Park Retirement System, representing the Police and retirees. He retired from Hazel Park PD as a Sergeant after 27-1/2 years of service in January 1995. In December 1995, he began his second career as a POLC/GELC Labor Representative.

Nash will forever be a part of POLC’s history. His signature is on the Union’s original articles of incorporation with the state.

Nash will lie in state at Wujek Calcaterra Funeral Home, 54880 Van Dyke Ave. (at 25 Mile Rd.), Shelby Township, MI, 48316, with visitation 4-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28 and 1-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29 with Rosary at 6 p.m. His funeral is 11 a.m. Dec. 30.

Click here for more information on the services and Nash’s obituary.

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