Alma McGarvey

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Alma Gertrude Roberts McGarvey

SALISBURY—Alma Gertrude Roberts McGarvey, 84, of Salisbury passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at her residence. Born in Alexandria, Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles William Roberts and Mozelle Dunn Roberts.

She and her late husband participated in the Senior Olympics for many years, where they won in many sports. She volunteered at St. Francis Carriage House and taught swimming at the YMCA. She loved flowers, gardening, traveling and spending time with her family.

She is survived by seven children, Donna J. Carter, Mary K. Robert and Thomas E. McGarvey, all of Salisbury, Patricia A. Schoeb and her husband, Ron, of Pahrump, Nev., Jane D. Levesque and her husband, Richard, of Epsom, N.H., Stephen W. McGarvey and his wife, Gail, of Manchester, N.H., and Michael J. McGarvey of Fruitland; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and her dog, Elsie.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. McGarvey, and a brother, William Roberts.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, March 1, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Salisbury. There will be a visitation Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Holloway Funeral Home and also one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will be held also on Friday in the chapel at the Eastern Shore Maryland Veterans Cemetery near Hurlock.

Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home PA at 501 Snow Hill Road in Salisbury. Please visit to express condolences to the family.


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Published in The Daily Times on Feb. 24, 2013
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