Cement Maker, Staten Island
City University of New York
Frank Pennisi became a cement maker for the College of Staten Island in 1994. He has served on the negotiating committee and attends chapter meetings. Married with three children, Penese says he loves baseball and trips to the beach with family. Father-in-law, Joe Bono, is a retired Local 237 bricklayer foreman.
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.