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MEA Mourns the Loss of a Great Leader



The NYC Managerial Employees Association (NYC MEA) sadly announces the passing of a pioneer for the organization, Mr. Thomas Diana Sr.    Mr. Diana passed on Saturday, July 1, 2017. 

Mr. Diana was one of the founding fathers of the MEA, and a dedicated advocate for all New York City civil servants.  Thomas Diana Sr., working with his father (Raymond E. Diana) founded the MEA in 1968.  He had a sincere commitment and passion for changing issues related to managerial pay increases, rights to dues deductions and the management pay plan. 

For more than 25 years, Mr. Diana functioned in a pivotal role for the MEA. He stepped down in August 1993, to pursue other labor activities, while MEA elected leaders continued the great work he and his father had begun. 

The organization of agency chapters and recruitment of managers into the association began with Mr. Thomas Diana Sr. 

Mr. Diana leaves to cherish his memory his wife Pat, two sons, a daughter and six grandchildren. 

Arrangements have been made as follows: 



Wednesday, July 5, 2017 and Thursday, July 6, 2017

2pm – 5pm and 7pm – 9:30pm


Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home

125 Hillside Avenue

New Hyde Park, NY 11040

(516) 354-0634

Funeral Mass: 

Our Lady of Snows

258-15 80th Avenue

Floral Park, NY


St. Charles

2015 Wellwood Avenue, Farmingdale, NY 11735


Additional condolences may be sent to his wife:

Mrs. Pat Diana

80-14 264 Street

Glen Oaks, NYU 11004

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