RIP Frater Dr. Edward Garr

Sad news from Frater Jerry Murphy, “My frater and friend Ed Garr (Beta-Sigma #326) has passed away. He was about three years ahead of me in the house. He was a great guy and a loyal frater, a veteran who served in Vietnam as a medic.  His funeral will be this Saturday at 1:30 at the Sacred Heart Chapel at the Sisters of St. Joseph on the Sister of St. Joseph grounds at the Mother House. The address is 480 South Batavia, Orange, 92868. All of our fraters deserve a good sendoff. I am looking forward to finally meeting his sister Teri Garr. Lets make it a wonderful celebration of a good man’s life.” More details: Brown Colonial Mortuary

Dr. Edward L. Garr was born in Manhattan, New York, on May 20, 1938, and died Monday April 16, 2019 at St. Joseph’s hospital where he dedicated 40 years as an Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon and Wound Care Doctor.  The Service will be on May 4th at 1:30pm at the Sacred Heart Chapel at the Sisters of St. Joseph on the Sisters of St. Joseph grounds at the Mother House.  Ed is survived by his loving wife, 2 children, 3 grandchildren, and his brother and sister. Ed believed that laughter and humor were very important remedies in the healing process. And he said, in his comical way, “Life was good, life was great. Glad to know you, Sorry I’m late!”

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Dr. Garr’s name may be made to St. Joseph Hospital Foundation. Call for information at 714-347-7900 or go online to http://www.sjo.org/For-Community/Ways-to-Give.aspx.  Checks may be mailed to St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, 1100 West Stewart Drive, Orange, CA 92868 in memory of Edward L. Garr, MD.  Gifts will be designated to the Wound Care Center.

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