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Information for John Walter Garrity

5 January, 1923 - 7 June, 1985

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

June, 1985

Contributed by Bonnie Dilworth

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John Garrity

     Rosary for John Walter Garrity, 62, of Homedale, who died Friday, June 7, in a Boise hospital of natural causes, will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Homedale.
     Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at St. Hubertís Catholic Church, Homedale, with Father Mel Sprute as celebrant.  Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Nampa.
     Mr. Garrity, a retired attorney and geologist was born Jan. 5, 1923, in Nampa, to Earl and Martha Buntrock Garrity.  He was reared and educated in Nampa and Silver City.
     He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and graduated from Gonzaga University at Spokane, Wash., where he majored in law.  He practiced law in Nampa with his father.
     He married Ruth Beinhart on Oct. 10, 1953, in Kennewick, Wash.  The couple made their home in Nampa and in several other Western locations prior to settling in Homedale in 1968.
     He was a member of the Catholic Church and the Homedale American Legion.
     He is survived by his wife, Ruth of Homedale; a son, Patrick Garrity of Washington, D.C.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins, including Mrs. Reid Robinson of Nampa.  A son Tim Garrity, died in 1981.  His parents also died earlier.
     Memorials may be made to St. Hubertís Catholic Church, Homedaleí or flowers may be sent.
     Friends may call Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel in Homedale.

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