Patrick James Garrity

Born: Tue., Sep. 17, 1940
Died: Wed., Nov. 12, 2014


Visitation

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Sun., Nov. 16, 2014
8:30 AM to 9:30 PM, Mon., Nov. 17, 2014
Location: Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home


Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Mon., Nov. 17, 2014
Location: St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church


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Patrick J. Garrity, 74, of Schuylkill Mountain Road, Wayne Township, Schuylkill Haven, formerly of Palo Alto died unexpectedly Wednesday at his residence.

Born in Pottsville, September 17, 1940, he was a son of the late Edward Miles and Genevieve Matuscavage Garrity.

After graduating from Nativity High School in 1958 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Canberra.

He worked at Reneer Films, Auburn as a quality control inspector and was a member of St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church, Port Carbon.

Patrick was married to his beloved wife Mary Ann Codi Garrity on Thanksgiving Day, 1965.  They were married for 42 years before her death on December 9, 2007.

He was also preceded in death by his son Christopher Garrity, in 1989 and a brother; Edward Garrity.

He is survived by his daughter; Coleen Marie Garrity, Palo Alto; three grandchildren; Ethan C. Garrity, Aidan and Weston Cairns, Fort Worth, TX; three brothers; John Garrity, Francis Garrity, both of St. Clair and Mark Garrity, Lake Wynona; a sister; Kathleen Phillips, Pottsville; nieces and nephews

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am Monday morning at St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church, Port Carbon, with Msgr. Edward S. Zemanik.  Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation form 6 – 9 p.m. Sunday evening and again form 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Monday morning at the Robert A. Evans, Jr. Funeral Home, 208 Pike St., Port Carbon.  Interment with military honors will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Hillside, Pottsville.

In lieu of flowers donation in Patrick’s name can be sent to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka Kan. 66675 and/or Hillside SPCA, P.O Box 233, Pottsville, PA  17901.

Robert A. Evans, Jr. Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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