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HASKELL E. GARRETT

Burlington, Vermont

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HASKELL E. GARRETT - BURLINGTON - Haskell Garrett, 66, passed away on Palm Sunday, April 17, 2011, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Aug. 11, 1944, the son of Abraham and Mary Jane (Yeargins) Garrett. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at 1...

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Well it’s coming true good old buddy I remember when we would wait for the boys to get out of school. I remember you saying as long as Haskell does something he likes, Haskell will be happy and do it we were talking about Baseball. You would be so proud of your son Haskell He is a great guy and help out plenty I am sure He has made a great choice in his life and I think you would be a happy Dad.
Until we meet again my friend it was great knowing you. Chad Desorcie

Haskell was a fierce advocate for people living with HIV, particularly with people of color, the prison population, & refuges. He was extremely intelligent, funny, and compassionate. He sat on many statewide committees for over 25 years. He was not satisfied with only information coming from the Vermont Department of Health. He was well versed with Federal regulations, and was only too pleased to inform the VDH what was available & how & with whom they should get their...

Gone but never foggotten

Kinda an family, I am so sorry to hav emissd haskell's mem. service Sat.4/23. Didn't find out until afterwards-My prayers surely are with you. Remember Psalm 23-comforting words to meditate on as you miss Haskell.
My love,prayers and best to you,
Call me any time,my friend

I met Haskell during my involvment over the last 10 years in the New England Regional Minority Health Coalition. As a fellow HIV provider and activitist I respect and applaud the strength and courage Haskell represented as a seasoned veteran in the HIV/AIDS Struggle in communities of color in New England and this country!

Haskell was one of my best friends. We hung out together, we played basketball together, and we went to high school together. Over the years we lost contact, but I always kept track of what he was doing and were he was living. I will always remember Haskell as one of my best friends. God bless his soul and God bless his family and friends.

I, too, met Haskell when his journey brought him to Burlington. We were on the same path from similar places. Always a pleasure to see, easy to chat with and never one to complain openly about the physical challenges he faced. He carried himself with grace and shared that freely. Peace to you my friend and carry the light on.
Kent Cassella

Haskell Garrett was a man of vision and courage. I appreciated his ability to stay focused and not retreat on issues he felt were necessary to move Diversity initiatives forward for the greater good of the state of Vermont. I know he found Christ and that encounter changed his whole outlook and gave him a sense of peace and accomplishment when he looked back over his life. Rest in peace my friend.
Jarvis Grant

I met Haskell 20 years ago. The first time I saw him, I said to myself, "Here comes wisdom." I was right ... actually, Haskell was the one who had it right. Although I hadn't seen him in many years, I remember him as a man of compassion and wisdom. The planet is less without him.