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10/26/10 - NNHS Newsletter - George Garrison

George Kenneth Garrison
(d. 22 Oct 2010)

Newport News High School Class of June 1939

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
  We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Tuesday.      George Garrison, Class of June 1939, passed away in Seaford on Friday, October 22, 2010 at the age of 89.

   His wife,  Margaret White Garrison, Class of February 1942, died less than two years ago:

From the Daily Press - 10/26/10:




  George K. Garrison
    SEAFORD - George Kenneth Garrison, 89, passed away peacefully on Oct. 22, 2010.

George was a Newport News native and attended Newport News High School, graduating in the class of June, 1939. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in WWII from 1941 to 1945 in both the Atlantic and Pacific theatres. In 1941, he served aboard a minesweeper, sweeping for mines off the coast of Newfoundland for the historic meeting of President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill.
George Garrison
George was a real estate broker and custom home builder for more than 58 years. He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Yorktown, where he served on the Church Building Planning committee and Men's club. He was an active member and a past treasurer of the St. Andrew's Society of Williamsburg, Va. He was past president of the Peninsula Executive Club and served on the Board of Directors of the Retail Merchants Association. He was one of the original founders and past commodore of the Warwick Yacht and Country Club, and served on the vestry of St. Paul's Church, Newport News and Board of Directors of the American Red Cross, Yorktown Chapter. He was also a member of the Virginia Peninsula Association of Realtors, and Peninsula Kiwanis Club. He also served on the York County Board of Equalization. He lived his life to the fullest, working hard at everything he did, and enjoyed the love and respect of his family and many friends. George will always be remembered as a loving and devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His sense of humor and gentle soul touched all that he met, and his memory will live forever in our hearts.

George was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years, Margaret White Garrison.
He is survived by three daughters, Margaret Ann Bevelacqua and her husband, Jimmy of Seaford, Laurie Blanton-Coleman and her husband, Bobby of Seaford, Linda Spurling of Fredericksburg, Va.; two granddaughters, Lisa Siceloff and her husband, Steve of Palm Bay, Fla., and Rebecca Grizzle and her husband, Scott of San Antonio, Texas; two grandsons, Mason Jones of Boise, Idaho, Taylor Blanton of Seaford; and three great-grandchildren, Evan, Sophia and Alex.
A very special thanks goes to all of his caregivers for their loving and tender care during his illness, Sharon Rasmussen, Elizabeth Wesley, Serenity Brown, Heidi Kraus, and Wanda, Nicole and Brenda of Visiting Angels, and Riverside Hospice.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, in Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Grace Episcopal Church in Yorktown. Interment will be at Grace Church Cemetery. A reception will follow in the church parish hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Operation Smile, 6435 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA 23509, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, of VA, 66 Canal Center Plz #520, Alexandria, VA 22314-1576, or to the charity of your choice. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in The Daily Press from October 26 to October 27, 2010.  Visit Guest Book

October 26, 2010

I'm so sorry to hear of your father's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go through this difficult time.

~ Wendy Kurnas, York County, Virginia

October 26, 2010
I was so sad to hear about your dad. Sincere sympathy and prayers to you and your family.

~ Connie Snapp

October 26, 2010
Laurie, Maggie & Linda,
Sorry for your loss. Even though we all knew this time would come, its still very hard to deal with. I know as time goes by, each of you will remember your dad in your own personal way. We should be thinking that he is with this beloved wife now and forever.
~ John

October 26, 2010

Laurie and family -
We share in your grief. Ken was a part of my life early on, and his kindness was never forgotten. Please relay to your siblings our family's deepest sympathies...
Patti (& Gary) Alderman
Sheila Campbell (Ramsay)

~ Patti Alderman, Yorktown, Virginia

October 26, 2010
Wow, what an amazing life! And many thanks to him for his service to our country. My deepest sympathies to all of Mr. Garrison's family members and friends. I'm sure he was well loved and loved well in return.

~ Gail Whittaker
, Yorktown, Virginia
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May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
~ Mark Friedman, Yorktown, Virginia

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the entire Garrison family and their friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done

Text: Anonymous Latin; trans;ated by Francis Pott (1832-1909)
Music: Giovanni P. da Palestrina; arranged by W.H. Monk (1823-1889)
Tune: VICTORY, Meter: 888 with Alleluias

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The strife is o'er, the battle done,
the victory of life is won;
the song of triumph has begun.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The powers of death have done their worst,
but Christ their legions hath dispersed:
let shout of holy joy outburst.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The three sad days are quickly sped,
he rises glorious from the dead:
all glory to our risen Head!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
He closed the yawning gates of hell,
the bars from heaven's high portals fell;
let hymns of praise his triumphs tell!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Lord! by the stripes which wounded thee,
from death's dread sting thy servants free,
that we may live and sing to thee.

"The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done" midi (extracted with the kind assistance of My son, Nathaniel Harty of IL)
and lyrics courtesy of - 10/26/10
Thanks, Nathaniel!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Kiwanis Club Logo courtesy of - 07/17/08

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