Bert Garrison

Obituary of Bert Garrison

Bert Garrison, a lifelong resident of Daggett, PA, died at home on November 17, 2020 at the age of 89. Bert is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Phyllis. Bert was a doting father of surviving son Michael (Denise) Garrison, and grandfather to Andrea, Autumn, Brittany (Brendan Evans) and Scott (Ed Tucker). He most recently became the proud great-grandfather of his great-grandson, Gill Garrison-Evans. Also surviving are his sister Leda (Kerr), brothers Myrt (Sandy) and Frank (Rosemarie) Garrison, brothers-in-law Donald and Harold Porter, and sister-in-law Lois Fisher. Bert is preceded in death by his parents Vernon and Louise Garrison, and his sister Gloria (Wellman) Brown. Bert graduated from Troy High School in 1949 prior to serving in the 1st Marine Division, Chosin Reservoir, Korea, and was Honorably Discharged in 1953. He was manager of Transit Mix Concrete in Mansfield, PA, for many years, a master carpenter, and he drove the Water Wagon filling area swimming pools during his years of semi-retirement. Bert's hobby of woodworking brought joy to many. In honor of his wishes, there will be no services. A graveside memorial with full military honors will occur at the Daggett Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Big Elm Fire Dept. Arrangements have entrusted to Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA.
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