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Edward A. Garbaty, PhD
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Edward A. Garbaty, PhD, 87, died Sunday, March 11, 2018. Born in Jersey City, he was raised in North Arlington and lived in many University Towns throughout the United States before returning back to North Arlington in 2001.
He was a graduate of North Arlington High School, received his bachelor degree from Rutgers University, his masters from Iowa State, and his PhD in physics from Louisiana State University. Prior to his retirement over 20 years ago he worked for Bell Aerospace Textron , he also worked as a professor at numerous colleges , his last appointment was at Kentucky State University.
He served in the United States Army from 1953-1955 and received the National Defense Service Medal.
He took great pride as an officer in the Buffalo Area Civil Air Patrol.
Edward was involved in the North Arlington Library Book Club, the local bowling league, and a daily participant at the North Arlington Senior Activity Center where he enjoyed playing cards. He loved gardening and could often be found in his yard pruning trees.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Thursday, March 15th a 10 a.m. in St. Michael’s Church, Lyndhurst. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 14th from 4-8 p.m. at the Parow Funeral Home 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington .
Edward will be deeply missed by his sister, Dr. Irene, his niece, Ilene and many other relatives and friends. He was the father of Jean, Edward Jr., Susan, Rebecca, Randall, Steven and Angela, the grandfather of many grandchildren and the brother of the late Dorothy.

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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Parow Funeral Home

185 Ridge Road
North Arlington, NJ 07031

Funeral Mass




10:00 AM
St. Michael's Church

Ridge Road & Page Ave.
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

Cemetery Details


Holy Cross Cemetery

340 Ridge Rd.
North Arlington, NJ 07031


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