Richard Joseph Garvey

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Retired Judge Richard Joseph Garvey passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2015, at the age of 89. He was born in Pierce City, Missouri, and moved to New Orleans at age 3. He attended St. Leo the Great grammar school and St. Aloysius High School. He received a degree in Business Administration from Loyola University and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University School of Law. Judge Garvey served as an aviation radioman third class in the United States Navy during World War II. Judge Garvey presided over Division "C" of the Orleans Parish Civil District Court for 30 years. He was a past president of the District Judges' Association and the Fourth and Fifth Circuit Judges' Association. He served on the Board of Trustees of Mercy Hospital. He received the Order of St. Louis Medallion from the Archdiocese of New Orleans. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Patricia Gerardine Murphy Garvey, their children, Geralyn P. Garvey, Richard J. Garvey, Jr. (Kim), Marianne Garvey (Andre' Olivier), Patricia Garvey Johnston (David), and Paul J. Garvey (Jennifer), ten grandchildren Richard J. Garvey III, Allison Garvey, Theodore Garvey, Lillian Johnston, Thomas Johnston, Garvey Johnston, Mary Cate Garvey, Meg Garvey, Jack Garvey and Patrick Garvey, and his siblings Dr. Thomas J. Garvey, Loretta G. Whyte and J. Donald Garvey, as well as many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Judge Garvey was preceded in death by his parents Thomas Joseph Garvey and Loretta Kuntz Garvey as well as siblings Mary Francis Theriot, Delores McDonald and Lawrence Garvey. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Mass at St. Leo the Great Church, 2916 Paris Ave., on Friday October 16, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the service begins. In lieu of flowers, donations to Children's Hospital, Development Office, 200 Henry Clay, N.O. LA 70118, or Lighthouse for the Blind, 123 State St., N.O. LA 70118, are appreciated.
Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Oct. 14 to Oct. 17, 2015
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