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Arthur R. “Bob” Garrison, 76, awarded the Bronze Star

WEST GROVE, Penn.–Arthur R. “Bob” Garrison, 76, of Copake, died Tuesday August 4, 2009 at Jennersville Regional Hospital.

He was born May 28, 1933 in Bronx, the son of Stephen and Helen Garrison.

Mr. Garrison had been a local resident for the past 15 years, previously residing in South Carolina.

A Bronze Star recipient, Mr. Garrison retired from the United States Navy where he served from 1952 to 1973. After his Navy career he became employed as a corrections officer in South Carolina.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Garrison of Copake; two sons, Robert Garrison Jr. of South Carolina and George Maddaloni of Copake and three daughters, Joyce Myer of Pennsylvania, Christine Maddaloni of New York and Roseanna Garrison of South Carolina. Additionally he is survived by six grandchildren and six siblings, Doris White, Joan Ballino, Steven, Donald, Ronald and Albert Garrison.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday August 11, at 11 a.m. at St. Bridget’s Roman Catholic Church in Copake Falls, with the Rev. Joseph Falletta officiating.

Friends are invited and may call at the Peck & Peck Funeral Home, 8063 Route 22 in Copake, Sunday August 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. and Monday August 10, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Burial will be in New St. Bridget’s Cemetery, Copake Falls.

Memorial contributions may be offered to the Community Rescue Squad, PO Box 327, Copake NY  12516.

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