Elevator Repair Mechanic
Department of Citywide Administrative Services
Paul M. Gilhuley became an elevator mechanic helper with New York City Housing Authority in 1983. “With Local 237, I have the support and security to raise my three fine young men,” said Gilhuley, who with his wife, Angela, reared three athletes at the top of their game, including two runners and a golfer.
Hercules Cornish went to work for the Housing Authority as a caretaker J in 1952 and retired 24 years later as a stores worker. He died the year following this interview, which was conducted in June 1999.
Originally I was from Harlem, but when I came out of the service in 1945 my wife had moved to the Bronx, so I moved there, too. I went to work for the New York City Housing Authority in 1952.