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James Garvey

West Babylon, New York

Dec 24, 1927 – Dec 24, 2017 (Age 90)


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Claude R. Boyd/Spencer Funeral Home Obituary

Garvey, James F., 90 of W. Babylon on December 24, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Mary Garvey. Cherished father of Maryann Woodruff, Eileen Caesar (Mark), Virginia Austin (Keith), Joan Garvey, Linda Stephen, Nancy Cruse (Gerard), and Beth Garvey (Mickey). Loving grandfather of 11 and great...

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I was in his class in 1966, he was a good teacher, I on the other hand may not have been the most attentive student. I have often thought of Mr. Garvey over the years and wondered how he was. I'm so sorry for the families loss.

My wife Barbara and I were saddened with the news of Mr. Garvey's passing. I was in Mr. Garvey's first 6th grade class in September of 1953 at the old Hills School. Years later many of us would often stop by at the end of the school day for a visit. He was always happy to see us and answer our questions about careers in teaching. Even as an adult I never referred to him as Jim. It was always a sign of respect to call him "Mr. Garvey"! He had raised the bar with his enthusiasm and...

So sorry for the loss of your dad. I still have the memories of going to some islanders games with him. Hes with God and you mom now. God bless him and god bless you all.


Sending love and strength to Jim's family. Praying for you all. Jim was the kindest neighbor. I was blessed to know him and will never forget how nice he always was to my family and me.

Dear Linda,
My deepest sympathies to you and the rest of your family on the passing of your Dad. He and your mother were two of my favorite people. You are in always in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, Cindy Sansspree Weinberger

I sorry for the family's loss. Psalms 90:10 says those who live past 80 years are especially strong. May you find comfort through prayer as James now rest in God's memory.

Dear Eileen and Family. My condolences to you and your family at this loss. May God comfort you and wrap his arms around you during this difficult time. Know that we will be lifting you all in prayer.

Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear,
just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.

Dear Garvey family, I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. It was a privilege to know your parents ... and I loved your Dad. I'll be praying for all of you.