J. Lewis Garrett

HANOVER J. Lewis Garrett passed peacefully Friday, January 25, 2013, at the Homewood at Plum Creek Nursing Center, Hanover. He was the husband of the late Pauline E. (Culp) Garrett, his wife of 65 years, who died January 20, 2011. Louie was born September 30, 1915, in Hanover, the son of the late Bernard J. and Mary (Hilker) Garrett. Louie served in WWII in the Battle of the Bulge and Saar River Crossing with the 289th Combat Engineers Co. B. After the war he was owner/operator of Garrett Coal Co., worked in York for Zinn Concrete and retired from Penn Dot in 1977. Louie was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hanover, and a life member of Hanover VFW Post 2506. Louie is survived by a son, Jay L. Garret and his wife, Wanda of Hanover; a daughter, Paula L. and her husband Dr. Noble Hansen of Massachusetts; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Frances Jacoby and Winifred Nace of Hanover. He was predeceased by three brothers, Dayne, Russell and Ray Garrett. A time to celebrate and remember Louie's life as well as share memories with the family will be held Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Roy A. Harbaugh, Jr. Memorial Room at the VFW Post 2506, 19 McKinley Avenue, Hanover. Interment will be at Fort Indiantown Gap at the convenience of the family. The Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick St., Hanover, has been entrusted by the family with the funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.kenworthyfh.com

Published in Evening Sun on Jan. 29, 2013