George Andrew Garrison, 81, of Howell passed away at home on Friday, April 19, 2019. He was born and raised in Belleville, and had lived in Laurence Harbor and Old Bridge before settling in Howell in 2011. A United States Army veteran, George served a tour in Germany on the transport ship the USS Butler. He worked for the Township of Old Bridge as a foreman of the Road Department for over 31 years, and also for the Old Bridge Board of Education as a custodian. He had a bountiful garden where he grew tomatoes, corn, lettuce and cabbage to name a few. George owned two boats, one of which was named Wild Goose II and he loved boating with his family. In retirement, he joined Bally’s in East Brunswick where his son introduced him to the game of racquetball. For 15 years George played 3 hours a day several times a week. A regular at TGI Fridays in Old Bridge, he could be compared to Norm from Cheers. More than anything, George treasured his children and grandchildren, and he leaves them with so many beautiful memories.
He was predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Florence Garrison; and his canine companion, Lassie in 2019. George is survived by is children, Tara Jones and her husband, Dr. Michael Jones of Millstone, Shannon Khulusi and her husband and his doctor, Dr. Nami Khulusi of Howell; and Glenn George Garrison and his wife, Alexandra Garrison of Millstone; six grandchildren, Yanal, Brendan, Siobhan, Gavin, Isabella and Patrick; and his friend and former wife, Geraldine Shepherd.
Visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 12:00 to 4:00 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at 8:45 AM at the funeral home on Monday, April 29, 2019 for the procession to his 10:00 AM Funeral Mass at St. Joseph’s Church, 91 Stillhouse Road, Millstone. Interment will follow in Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls. For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made in George’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue Floor 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601. For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com