Gary Wilfred Garrett

Male 1947 - 2010  (62 years)


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  • Name Gary Wilfred Garrett  [1, 2
    Born 2 Aug 1947  Syracuse NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Jan 2010  Poulsbo, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I19636  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Wilfred N Garrett,   b. 22 Mar 1920,   d. 7 Jul 1995, West Monroe, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Dorothy Jean Butterworth,   b. 5 Sep 1928,   d. 9 Nov 2003  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 13 Aug 1946 
    Family ID F1602  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Denise Fassett 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Jeanne Hope Garrett
    Married: 1x2. Christian Wilfred Thomas Garrett
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F29865  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Article - February 12, 1998 Syracuse Post Standard - FORMER NORTH SYRACUSE RESIDENT HONORED FOR WORK IN COLORADO THE TEACHER WON A CASH AWARD FOR HIS WORK AT THE COLORADO SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND IN COLORADO SPRINGS. - A former North Syracuse man recently won a national award of $25,000 for his work as a vocational rehabilitation counselor at a Colorado school for blind and deaf people. Gary Garrett, 50, was nominated for the Milken Family Foundation prize in 1995, but he figured he had lost when he heard nothing. He didn't know the foundation kept the nominations on file for future years. Garrett is among 149 educators throughout the nation who will receive the award during a ceremony in June in Los Angeles. His mother, Jean Garrett of Parish, said she plans to be at the ceremony. His father, Wilfred Garrett, died in 1995. Jean Garrett said her son called her immediately after he learned he won the award in October. Administrators at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind in Colorado Springs, where he has worked since 1980, nominated him. Gary Garrett grew up in North Syracuse and graduated from the former North Syracuse High School. He left Central New York 19 years ago, after working at psychiatric centers in Syracuse and Marcy. He took college courses after he moved to Colorado, but he never graduated. Yet he holds a position at the Colorado school that generally requires a master's degree, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette newspaper. Judges for the Milken award look for candidates who show talent, originality, achievement and the ability to instill self-confidence in students. Garrett is known for his success in helping students make the transition from school to work. "It was a big surprise," Jean Garrett said. "I think it's just fantastic."

  • Sources 
    1. [S2470] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;).

    2. [S2920] U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), City: Colorado Springs; State: Colorado; Year(s): 2001-2002.