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Thomas J. McGarrity, Jr.

September 23, 1937 - May 15, 2019

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Thomas J. McGarrity, Jr., 81 of the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, May 15, 2019 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in Taylor, he was the son of the late Thomas J. and Sophie (Lasky) McGarrity, Sr.

Tom was a graduate of Jenkins Township High School, Class of 1955, and was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War. He was employed as the Program Facilitator at the White Haven Center until his retirement. He was a member of the Miners Mills Triangle Club.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Maureen Redmond, sisters Rosemary Groom and Margaret Wharton.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, the former Barbara Purta, son Thomas J. McGarrity III, and his wife Susan, Woodstock, GA, daughter Colleen Halkawicz and her husband Mark, Lewisburg, PA, son-in-law Joseph Redmond, Dallas, grandchildren Joseph Redmond, Samantha and Anthony Halkawicz, Mia, Simone, and Dylan Tradwell, great-grandchildren Royce and Jorden Tradwell.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, PA 18705.