Ira S. Garey

Ira S. Garey 1/20/1933 - 3/10/2014 Ira S. Garey, 81, died peacefully on March 10th at Casa de La Luz Hospice in Tucson, AZ. Beloved husband of Carol and devoted father of Joshua and Matthew; he leaves behind three brothers, two sisters and countless family and friends who he loved dearly and felt their love in return. He served honorably as a member of the US Army in Korea - followed by a distinguished career in publishing, which included his role as Publisher of Seventeen Magazine. Ira lived with Carol and their children in Westport, CT for over 30 years - he spent his work days impeccably dressed in Manhattan helping to champion the magazines he represented, while serving as a trusted colleague and mentor. A talented chef and gracious host, he and Carol resided over many dinner parties with family and friends, resulting in fond memories that will be cherished by all those involved. An avid athlete, coach, and devoted fan of the Yankees, Giants, Knicks, and in later years University of Arizona athletics, he was present for many stirring victories (and some agonizing defeats) in the Bronx, Meadowlands and at The Garden. He and Carol moved to Tucson in 2002 to enjoy a lifestyle in line with the relaxing pace of the Southwest. He was truly a great man who impacted many through his passion for life, selfless support of others and ability to find the good in all of us...he is gone, but will never be forgotten. Memorial Services will be held at the ANGEL VALLEY FUNERAL HOME in Tucson - Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor can be made supporting Multiple Myeloma research at https://donate.cancer.org/index.

Funeral Home

Carrillo's Tucson Mortuary - Tucson
204 S. Stone Ave.  Tucson, AZ 85701

Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Mar. 13, 2014