James J. Garvey

Mineola, New York


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GARVEY - James J. of Mineola, NY on November 11, 2014 at the age of 86. Loving husband of the late Colleen Garvey. Devoted father of Patricia, Laura (Bob), the late Kim, Colleen (Cirina), Leslie (Terry) and Karen. Caring grandfather of David, Jason, Casey, Colleen and Meaghan. Loving...

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f. 7/23/12

David Marshak just forwarded the obituary to me. I am sad for sure, but you cannot mourn a great life, just admire it. Dave, Dave Rubin, Dave Tweed, Paul Joss and I had the fortune to take him out for dinner the night before the '62 50th Reunion. He was our teacher for all three years at Herricks. For 3-4 hours we told Mr. Garvey stories. He allowed us to call him Jim, which we all tried to do and failed. I notice that nobody who has already written here called him anything but Mr. Garvey...

Mr. Garvey was my English 10 teacher at Herricks High School from 1978-1979. He was one of the best educators I had during a my adolescence.
I will never forget him for his understanding nature. My
memories of Mr. Garvey are both warm and vivid.
To his family, I extend my deepest
Curtis Dorne

Mr. Garvey was a teacher who instilled a love for books and for reading in so many of his students. I have thought of him often in the 50 years since I graduated Herricks, and am forever grateful to have had the opportunity of spending time in his classroom. Sincere condolences to all his family and friends.

I had the pleasure of being a student in Mr. Garvey's AP English class in '72-'73. He was an amazing teacher. My condolences to his family.

Twenty five years ago this June, Mr. Garvey signed my yearbook by asking, "How do you sum up a great year and a great relationship?" As I remember that tonight, I am finding myself at a loss for words. How can I sum up Mr. Garvey's influence on me? I'm not sure I can. I just want to stand up on a desk in my own classroom and recite "O Captain! My Captain!" as I reflect on how he helped me to appreciate poetry more deeply,find my voice as a writer, and see the humor in...

To all the Garvey Children plus grand,great grand and great great grand, we knew your Dad for many years as Tito taught at Herricks. Our prayers are with you all. We had a garlic festival at the cottage years ago and had a blast. Love to all, Ginny &Tito Guglielmone. Wonderful man!

A teacher has an impact on so many lives. I want to express my sincere condolences on the loss of your father, grandfather and great grandfather. Your father will live on in all of us that he impacted with his wonderful teaching. He was and is to this day one on the best teachers I ever had. In his passion for his students he has left this world a much better place. Debbie Kamhi Berger

My father was an English teacher with Mr Garvey in the 60's and 70's. When he passed away a year ago (11/13/13), I found many classroom observation notes written by Mr. Garvey, which he had hung on to after all these years. He thought the world of him. I had the chance to speak to Mr. Garvey after my dad passed and found him to be a gentle kind soul. From all the postings on the Herricks web site, he was much beloved. What a legacy!!

I will never forget him. He had a huge impact on my life and I loved him. Academically and personally he supported me and intellectually led me in directions I had never thought of. Miss you Mr. Garvey!