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Obituary of James A. Garth, Sr.

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James A. Garth, Sr.

Last Call for Chief James A. "Jim" Garth Sr 4/25/20

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Garth, Sr. James A., 75, of Egg Harbor Township peacefully went home to be with his Lord and Savior on April 21, 2020 after a lengthy illness.

His presence will be greatly missed by his devoted wife Dawn (nee Dampf) of 54 years, children and grandchildren, James Jr and Amy (Andrew, Braden, Gavin) of Northfield, Jill and Chris Costa (Gabriella, Lauren, Christopher Jr) of Galloway, John and Debra (John Jr, Paige) of Egg Harbor City and Joseph (Amanda) of West Virginia (Brittany) of Egg Harbor Twsp., brother, Jeffrey Garth and wife Karen of Williamstown, family travelling buddies, Diane Cheatham and Carol Kears, and numerous other relatives and friends.  Predeceased by his parents Albert and Marie Garth, brothers Joseph and John Garth, grandson Dillon Garth and sister-in-law Barbara Klein.

Jim worked as a Master Auto Technician at various local dealerships and later retired from Atlantic County Fleet Management.  He was a believer and member of Emmanuel Church.  He proudly served as a veteran of the US Navy (USS Holder) and his community in many organizations:  charter member and past president of Pleasant Woods Youth Organization, fifty years in Farmington Volunteer Fire Company, twenty of them as Chief and more recently President, Atlantic County Firefighters’ Assoc and Exec. Board, Atlantic County Fire Chiefs’ Assoc. Past President, Atlantic County Fire Training Advisory Board and Instructor, NJ State Fire Chiefs’ Parade Judges Assoc.  and current Chairman of the Egg Harbor Township Planning Board.  Member of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, Union Lodge 213 and American Legion Post 352.

He enjoyed spending time at his cabin in West Virginia, traveling with family, riding his Harley with friends, the American Legion Riders Assoc. and NJ Retreads as well as camping with the Clamdiggers RV club.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s name to Emmanuel Church Building Fund, PO Box 292, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215 or Farmington Volunteer Fire Company, 301 Maple Avenue, Egg Harbor Twsp., NJ 08234. 

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