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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Richard F. Garnet Sr.

Richard F. Garnet Sr.

Richard F. Garnet Sr., age 84, passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany.

He was born on April 6, 1930 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey to the late James Garnet and Phyllis Turner Garnet.

Richard served his country in the US Navy from 1947 – 1953 as a US Navy Ship Fitter.  Richard also served as a Police officer and Fireman in Mine Hill, NJ, and he owned and operated his own appliance repair business.   More recently he worked at Sarcom Inc in Hadley NY.

He enjoyed woodworking, spending time with family and fishing.

Richard is survived by his wife Shirley L. Garnet.  He is the father of Richard F. Garnet Jr., and Step-Father to John Caligaris (Reta), and Christy Doyle.  He is the grandfather of Zachary Garnet, Keegan Garnet, John Caligaris III, and Jenna Caligaris.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers Robert, James, and Virgil.

The family would also like to thank the Stratton VA Medical Center for the care Richard received.

Funeral Services will be private at the convenience of the family.  Entombment will be in Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Compassionate Funeral Care, Inc., 402 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. 

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