- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 28, 2001

Cool, crisp fall air and blue skies yesterday greeted mourners at the funeral of one of two postal workers who died of inhalation anthrax.
The ceremony honoring postal worker Joseph P. Curseen Jr., drew relatives, friends, colleagues and politicians, including D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church in the District.
Mr. Curseen, 47, of Clinton, Md., and Thomas Morris Jr., 55, of Suitland, Md., both worked at the Brentwood postal sorting office in Northeast. That site handled a letter containing anthrax spores sent to the office of Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat. Mr. Morris was laid to rest Friday in Cheltenham, Md.
"All of us are struggling to make sense of this confusing and difficult time," Mr. Williams said.
Fellow postal worker Joann Ratliff Allen said Mr. Curseen worked as a postal employee for 15 years and never missed a day. "He loved his job, and he loved the Lord," Miss Allen said.



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