Welcome to the Ohio Chapter of the United Postmasters and Managers of America. United Postmasters and Managers of America (UPMA) exists to assist, mentor and guide all Postmasters, Managers and Supervisors —as well as anyone aspiring to these positions— toward achieving their professional goals. We are an avenue through which all United States Postal Service employees can help one another and themselves in matters concerning their careers. We provide the essential training and networking necessary for every member to be successful.
       Welcome to the Ohio Chapter of the United Postmasters and Managers of America. United Postmasters and Managers of America (UPMA) exists to assist, mentor and guide all Postmasters, Managers and Supervisors—as well as anyone aspiring to these positions—toward achieving their professional goals. We are an avenue through which all United States Postal Service employees can help one another and themselves in matters concerning their careers. We provide the essential training and networking necessary for every member to be successful.  

Please keep the following members in your                        thoughts and prayers

HOWARD FOUST: info from daughter Mindy
We have just received sad news that Howard Foust, age 92, passed away February 21, 2019.

    Howard was appointed by President Johnson to the Plain City Ohio Post Office. He retired from the same Post Office in November 1992. He served as National Retiree Secretary-Treasurer and is past National Retiree President. In December of 2000 he started working with Walmart as a lawn and garden associate retiring at the age of 91. He was working for the Madison County Board of Election until the time of his death.     

 The family will receive friends 2-7 PM

with Masonic services at 7:30 PM Tuesday at:

Ferguson Funeral Home

202 E. Main Street, (St. Rt. 161W)

Plain City,


the funeral will be held 10 AM Wednesday, February 27, 2019.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the

Plain City Lions Club,

P.O. Box 409,

Plain City, Ohio 43064


Plain City Historical Society,

105 W. Main St.,

Plain City, 43064.

Visit https://www.fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com/ , click on obits, to read obit and leave memories.

Cards may be mailed to the Foust Family at

4655 Middle Pike, West Jefferson Ohio 43162.


HUGH BATES: from Gerri Swarm and Becca Cuddy 02/07/2019
Sadly, we learned that Hugh Bates passed away this morning.  Hugh was Postmaster Retired Clanton Alabama. He served two separate terms as National President NAPUS, and has served on the Signature Federal Credit Union Board of Directors for many years. He will be greatly missed by all of us. 

   Cards may be mailed to the Bates Family at:

   304 Hoyt Brownie Road, Clanton AL  35045. 



Janet L. Austen, 81, of Leesburg, passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at Court House Manor in Washington Court House.

   Janet served as Postmaster of Lees Creek and Leesburg for a combined total of 34 years, retiring in 1992. Janet was active in the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Postmasters of United States. She served on numerous committees, in addition, serving as the editor of The Buckeye, State President, and National Convention Chairman for the National Postmasters Convention held in Columbus, Ohio in 1984. After retiring, Janet served as President of the National Association of Retired Postmasters.  


Donations may be made to:
Franklin Graham's Operation Christmas Child Shoebox ministery
POB 3000, Boone NC 28607

Hospice of Fayette County
222 N Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House OH 43160
Tel: 1-740-335-0149
Web: http://www.hospice-fayco.org/

Leesburg United Methodist Church
117 Church St, Leesburg OH 45135

Paul Bates, Retired Postmaster

Paul Bates, the retired Postmaster of Bradford, passed on December 1, 2018. Paul was a long standing member of the NAPUS organization. Condolences may be sent to his wife:

Jeannie Bates

614 Broadway

Piqua OH 45356


webmaster: Jordan Davenport


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