Celebrating the life of Albert C. Garon
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Born May 5, 1932 in Keene, NH, he was the son of the late Albert W. and Irene (Langlais) Garon. He was the husband of Evelyn (Greene) Garon of Fairfield, PA, to whom he was married for 62 years.
Mr. Garon (Al) was a Veteran of the United States Navy serving during the Korean War. He worked for many years for the federal government at the Department of Transportation where his career culminated as the Director of the Transportation Computer Center. Al had a variety of interests. He was an accomplished musician early in life and played trumpet in a number of jazz and dance bands, including an 18-piece band created by his friend and fellow high school student Vic Firth, who later became principal timpanist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. As an adult he was an avid sailor and spent most summer weekends racing or leisure sailing on the Chesapeake Bay with his family. He enjoyed sports as a participant or fan and felt betrayed by the departure of the Washington Senators and Baltimore Colts. He was a horse-racing enthusiast and also enjoyed his weekly round of golf. Later in life, he and Evelyn traveled extensively and together attended courses at Mount St. Mary’s College, including courses on theatre and comparative religion. More than anything else, his favorite past-time was spending time with his family. He will be remembered for his keen sense of humor and his ability to connect with others and make them feel welcome and comfortable.
In addition to his wife, Al is survived by his three children, Judith Whitlow and her husband Charles of Fairfield, PA, Stephen Garon and his wife Jennie of Fairfax, VA, Sandra Garon-Robison and her husband James of Fairfield, PA; seven grandchildren: Alex Whitlow and his wife Keri, Kyle Whitlow and his fiancée Sara Ramirez, Dylan Whitlow, Alden Garon, Evelyn Garon, Hans Garon and his wife Jessica, Casey Robison; two great grandchildren, Zayden Whitlow, Scarlett Garon; and his sister, Nancy Romano of Delaware, and many loving nephews and nieces.
The family will host a private celebration of Al’s life at a date to be determined. The Monahan Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements and online condolences may be made at monahanfuneralhome.com.