Joseph R. McGarry

Joseph R. McGarry, 90, of Ft. Myers, FL. formerly of Orwin, died December 31, 2012 in Ft.Myers.

Born in West Pittston, June 13,1922, he was a son of the late Joseph and Adelaide Reed McGarry.

He was a Army Veteran of W.W. II and Vietnam.

Joe retired with twenty two years with the U.S. Army. He also retired from the PA Department of Public Welfare with fourteen years of service.

He was a former member of St. Peters U.C.C., Orwin; Orwin Fire Company; Gratz VFW; Ft. Myers Beach VFW and American Legion.

He was pre-deceased by his wife, Doris L. Stutzman McGarry, 1998.

Surviving are two daughters, Doriann Stein (Graham), Ft. Myers, FL; and Janine Scanlan (Mike Hart), Harrisburg; sisters, Betty O'Boyle, CA; Jean Dyson and Claire Kohler, both of NJ. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Jan. 19 at noon from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Homes, Inc. Tower City. Visitation will be from 11 to noon. Burial with military honors will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Orwin.

In lieu of flowers donations should be made to St. Peter's U.C.C., Dietrich Avenue, Orwin PA 17980. To sign the guest book visit

Published in The News Item on Jan. 17, 2013