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John "Jack" McGarrey

Lakewood - John "Jack" F. McGarrey, age 89, of Lakewood, died Saturday, March 24 at University of Pennsylvania Hospital. Born in Philadelphia, he lived there and Toms River prior to moving to Lakewood in 2016. He was employed as a Logistics Specialist for the US Government in Philadelphia and at Fort Monmouth. After retiring from Fort Monmouth he worked at Nations in Eatontown for close to 10 years. He was a proud veteran having served in the US Army and the National Guard. John was a communicant of St. Joseph's RC Church Toms River, where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a lector for over 10 years and an active participant in the food pantry, giving tree and other activities. He was a member of the American Legion Toms River Post.

He was a devoted family man and enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and using his home in Cape May. He also enjoyed playing cards, golf and bowling.

He was predeceased by his wife, Mary in 2017, his brother, Joseph McGarrey and a nephew, Michael McGarrey.

John is survived by his three children, Daniel McGarrey and his wife, Patricia, Maureen Pribila and her husband, Matthew and Timothy McGarrey and 5 grandchildren, Emily, Meghan, Ryan, Casey and Kaitlyn. He is also survived by his sister, Catherine Mariani and Brother in Law Joseph Fahy and his wife Jeannie. He is also survived by 5 nephews, Rick and Greg Mariani and Joseph, Mark and Christopher McGarrey.

Visitation will be Monday from 4-8pm at "The Family Owned" Carmona-Bolen Home for Funerals, 412 Main St., Toms River. A funeral liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday 10am at St. Joseph's RC Church, Toms River. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Toms River. Condolences can be sent to

Memorial contributions can be made to Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 31, 2018
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