Long Island Division
Maintenance Mechanic II
Brentwood School District
Marcos Martinez Jr. has been maintaining the district's sports fields and playgrounds for 24 years. He also helps out with the youth soccer league.
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.