Garrett, James Arnold AVERILL PARK James Arnold Garrett passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2017, two days before his 69th birthday. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and is survived by his mother, Marjorie Nichols Garrett of Rochester; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Randy and Gayle Garrett of Fairport, N.Y., Don and Debbie Garrett of Old Fort, N.C., and Bob and Tricia Garrett of Lake Placid, along with several cousins, nieces and nephews. Immediate family includes wife, Marillyn Garrett of Averill Park; son and daughter-in-law, Chad Garrett and Brittney Wilburn of Boulder, Colo.; daughter and son-in-law, Tossy Garrett and Paul Brown of Northfield Vt.; and five grandchildren, Morgan, Estelle and Ansel Garrett and Henry and Calvin Brown. Jim had a brave year of fighting cancer and other illnesses; his family feels blessed to have had this time with him. Jim felt great love for and dedication to his marriage and family and was also improved and fed by partnership with Marillyn. He had focus and ambition in his professional life, starting multiple successful businesses in the addiction and recovery field and helping countless people better their lives through counselling and creation of new recovery pathways. From college years and throughout his life, sports and the outdoors were a source of joy and passion. He played football, basketball and lacrosse, ran marathons, completed triathalons, hiked in the Adirondacks, biked, skied and swam. His family will carry his spirit forward with a sense of adventure, love and tenderness. There will be a public memorial service on Sunday, July 23, from 1-3 p.m. at Pat's Barn at the Rensselaer Technology Park, 110 DeFreest Drive, Troy. Visit perrykomdat.com
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Published by Albany Times Union on Jul. 16, 2017.