Loving partner and brother Stephen J. Garbely, 58, of Sun City West, Arizona, passed away September 2, 2021, at home surrounded by family and friends. He was born August 20, 1963, in Glen Ridge, NJ, the beloved son of Mary Ann Garbely and the late Rudolph J. Garbely Jr. He was the second oldest of 4 siblings. Stephen graduated from James Caldwell High School, in West Caldwell, NJ, in 1981. He had a passion for art, working in the industry as well as creating many paintings over the course of his life for family, friends, and personal display. In 1990, he moved to different locations in the western United States spending time in Phoenix, Arizona, San Diego, California, Cheyenne, Wyoming and eventually settling back in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area. He is survived by his partner, Eddie Williams; mother, Mary Ann Garbely; brother and sister-in-law, Rudolph and Margo Garbely; brother and sister-in-law, James and Mona Garbely; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Steven Meyers; nieces, Tessa and Rachel; nephews, Rudolph, Kyle, and Alec; and his dog, Sadie "Pooh Bear" Mae. A private service will be held in Stephen's honor by his immediate family.
Published by The Star-Ledger from Sep. 19 to Sep. 20, 2021.