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Donald L. Garvey 04/20/2012

Donald L. Garvey DONALD L. GARVEY
Donald L. Garvey, 75, DeKalb Junction, died, April 20th, 2012, at Canton Potsdam Hospital. Calling hours will be Monday, April 23rd, 12 -2 PM. The funeral service will follow at 2 PM, Lay Speaker John Frary officiating, burial will be in Hermon Cemetery. Donald is survived by his daughters, Sharon and Jim Garvey-Mosher, Jacksonville, NC, Kimberly and John Beebe, Hammond, grandchildren, LCPL Donald L. Cunningham, Jacksonville, NC, Roxanne Cunningham, Black River, Vaughn and Craig Kerr, Gouverneur, Desiree’ Wilmarth, Alexandria Bay, Benjamin Beebe, Hammond, Alice Beebe, Hammond, Jessica and Paul Pagan, Hammond, great grandchildren, Anthony Allen, Marissa Lynn Kerr, Alexis Nichole Kerr and Marri Jane Merrihew. Donald was born February 22, 1937, in Gouverneur, the son of Harold and Vaughn A. Johnson Garvey. He was in the Army from 1954 – 1962 and earned the National Defense Service Medal. He married Margaret Beebe on October 19, 1997 in DeKalb Junction, Justice of Peace, Mary Cook officiating. Donald was a member of AMVETS Post 11, DeKalb Junction. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren, fishing, watching television, and listening to country music.
Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

  1. Bob and Peggy Ray
    April 22, 2012 at 4:08 pm | #1

    Our thoughts and Prayers and condolences go out to all the family of Don. He will be missed by you all. Margaret, I know it is going to be difficult getting used to not having him call out for your help especially during the night, but it will get easier as time goes by. Be proud that you took such good care of him when he was so sick. Just keep remembering he is in a better place now without pain.
    Love You and will be remembering you tomorrow.
    Love, Aunt Peggy

  2. Vaughn Kerr
    April 22, 2012 at 8:02 pm | #2

    My gpa was the most amazing person in the world… He cared so much about his grandchild and great grandkids… he was so loving and caring… he would take the shrit off his back and give it to you if you needed it.. he loved to take about his past when he was in the military and when he drove truck… he always tried to make the best of every sitution… i love him so much. R.I.P gpa… gone but never forgotten… <3

  3. Blue Jay & Andy Fenlong
    April 22, 2012 at 8:05 pm | #3

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You have a strong family to lean on, don’t forget that! We love you! Andy & Blue Jay

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