James S. Garrett Jr. Clifton ParkJames S. Garrett Jr., 83, formerly of Clifton Park, died Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Maplewood Manor. Born in Albany, he was the son of the late James S. Garrett Sr. and Mary Hickey Garrett. He was a graduate of the former Vincentian Institute in Albany. Jim was a career sales representative in the area and earlier in his life, worked as a graphic artist. In his later years, he served as sexton at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Waterford and retired in 2000. A veteran of the US Navy, he served during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion Mohawk Post 1450 in Halfmoon. Jim was very civic minded and was a past captain of the West Albany Rescue Squad, a member of the Colonie Lodge of Elks, the Latham Council of the Knights of Columbus, as well as the Albany Lions Club. A devoted Christian, he was a member of the Legion of Mary and was a daily communicant. He enjoyed drawing, doing pencil sketches, painting, and in his earlier years, playing golf. However, his greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family. Jim was husband of the late Jane McAllister Garrett, who died in 2008. He is the father of Susan Manning (Joseph) of Clifton Park, David P. Garrett (Donna) of Malta, James F. Garrett (Robin) and Mary Jane Garrett of Clifton Park, John E. Garrett (Tiffany) of Jacksonville, FL, Jeffrey P. Garrett (Natalie) of Mont Pleasant, SC and Kristin M. Garrett of Latham. He is the brother of John M. Garrett of Colonie and Mary Ellen Fields of Orange Park, FL; and proud grandfather of Chad Fahy (Melanie), David and Danielle Garrett, Jamie Mattison (Lauren), Sean and Kyle Garrett. Also surviving is his great-granddaughter, Teagan Elizabeth Fahy; as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday at 9 a.m. at St. Edward the Confessor Church, 569 Clifton Park Center Rd. in Clifton Park. Committal services with Military Honors will be held on Monday at noon at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte. 32), Waterford. Those who wish may make contributions to the Alzheimer's Disease Association in care of the funeral home office. To express your sympathy or share a treasured memory, visit Brendesefuneralhome.com.
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Phillip J Brendese Funeral Home
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Feb. 27, 2014