Garfield Hull, Age 70
Garfield Hull was a UFT member for 21 years and taught at PS 373 in Brooklyn for decades and worked as the coordinator of the Kingsbrook Jewish Hospital work site. Garfield heroically ran into his own burning apartment in an attempt to save his wife and suffered fatal burns. His wife, Loina Senat, was not in the apartment and she has survived him. Garfield had worked a long career in various agencies for people with developmental disabilities and was a life-changing influence in his students lives. He went out of his way to get his students jobs and when students were not given a stipend he often gave them money out of his own pocket. Garfield was also a runner, a vegan, a yoga enthusiast and a proponent of healthy living.