Brandon Louis “Mike” Garvey, 87 years, of Bryan, passed away Friday, January 24, 2014 at Genesis HealthCare – Bryan Center, Bryan. Mike was born April 27, 1926 in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of the late Martin Joseph and Katherine Ellen (McGinn) Garvey. He was a 1944 graduate of Buckley High School Hartford, Connecticut. Mike was a Navy veteran serving during WWII. He married Dolores Arnett on November 12, 1948, and she preceded him in death on January 31, 1980. Mike was a diesel mechanic working for the City of Bryan for 13 years, then began working for General Tire where he retired in 1988 after 20 years of employment. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bryan American Legion Post 248 and the Bryan Eagles Aerie 2233 and the Williams County Coonhunter’s Association. He enjoyed repairing small appliances, gardening, reading and his dogs. He cherished the time he spent with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving is his daughter, Susan Stiles of Bryan and one son, Michael K. (Tina) Garvey of Montpelier; four grandchildren, Nichole (Mark) Wilkes of Canal Winchester, Ohio, Justin (Anne) Stiles of Findlay, Ohio, Tyson Garvey of Cranford, New Jersey and Ariel Sanders of Marion, Ohio; three great-grandchildren, Kathryn and Madison Wilkes and Easton Stiles; one sister, Mary Ellen Kane of Wethersfield, Connecticut and one brother, Louis J. (Antoinette) Garvey also of Wethersfield, Connecticut. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Dolores and one sister, Claire Friedman.
Visitation for Brandon L. “Mike” Garvey will be held Monday, January 27, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 206 North Lynn Street, Bryan where Scripture Services will begin at 7:45 p.m. Monday evening. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 610 Portland Street, Bryan, Ohio, with Father Jim Halleron officiating. Interment will follow in Fountain Grove Cemetery, Bryan.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society.