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GARVIN, Joseph Patrick 83, husband of Brenda Garvin passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 16, 2013 in Houston, Texas. Born April 8, 1929 in Boston, Ma. Joe was the youngest of 10 children. He attended the 3 oldest educational institutions in the country: The Mather School, Boston Latin School and Harvard University. After marrying Brenda (nee Gorey) in 1954 he began his 27 year career with Exide Battery as marketing manager. The family resided in cities such as Boston, Hartford, Los Angeles, and Cleveland. He later established Western Reserve Battery in Cleveland, Ohio from which he retired in 2010. Joe was an avid sports fan, following the Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, New England Patriots, and Cleveland Browns. He was devoted parishioner of St. Basil the Great Catholic Church. He will be remembered for his quick wit, generous spirit, and love for family and friends .Surviving ,in addition to his wife of 58 years, daughters Elisabeth Weinandy and husband Thomas of Greenville, SC, Kate Ryther and husband Peter of Houston, Texas, Emily Garvin and partner Lisa Nagel of Annapolis, MD and son, Matthew Garvin of Austin, Texas. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Patrick, Megan, Molly, Valerie, Lucy, Jessica, and Andrew. He was preceded in death by daughter Cornelia Canterbury. Joe leaves a wonderful legacy to his wife, children and grandchildren who will forever hold his memory in their hearts. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Brecksville, Ohio. Those desiring may make donations in his memory to The Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, New York 10001www.alzfdn.org

Published in The Boston Globe on Jan. 20, 2013
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