John J. Garber

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    - Carolyn & Mark Roberts
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John J. Garber, 41, of Mahanoy City, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning after a brief illness at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

Born at the former Good Samaritan Hospital, Pottsville, he was a son of Roseann Wall Kurtz and her husband, Thomas, Tamaqua, and Willis Garber, Barnesville.

He was a 1995 graduate of Mahanoy Area High School and worked as an anesthesia technician for Lehigh Valley Anesthesia Services, Allentown. John was a dedicated volunteer firefighter and held memberships with the Citizens Fire Company No. 2 and Mahanoy City EMS, the Columbia Hose Company, Shenandoah, the Ryan Township Fire Company, Barnesville, and also the Girard Hose Company, Girardville. He was also a member of the NRA.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandmother, Lila Garber, Barnesville; an aunt, Sharon Wall, Hemet, Calif.; two uncles, Steve Wall, Mahanoy City, and Joel Garber, Barnesville; Timothy Wirtz and Matthew Jarrett, who were like brothers to him; cousins, and his canine best friend, Bullet.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at David D. Jarrett Funeral Home, Mahanoy City. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in John's name to a local fire company or SPCA of the donors choice would be appreciated by the family. Please visit for more information.

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Published in Republican & Herald on Mar. 2, 2018
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