George R. Garrett, retired pilot, in National Guard

By on June 19, 2013

George R. Garrett, 77, of Ephrata, formerly of Lititz passed away June 12, 2013 at Lancaster General Hospital.

He was the husband of Margaret (Peggy) A. Garrett with whom he celebrated 54 years of marriage. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Raymond H. and Grace A. Garrett. Preceded in death was his brother Robert L. Garrett.

Besides his loving wife Margaret, of Ephrata, he is survived by his sister Gwendolyn H. Carter of Willow Street. Also two daughters: Kimberly S. Kane, wife of Joseph G. Kane III and Kathy L. Sozzi, wife of Brian D. Sozzi both of Lititz. Two sons: Christopher L. Garrett, husband to Heidi Garrett of Adamstown and Craig A. Garrett, husband to Pam Garrett of Barnegat, N.J. He is also survived by eight loving grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was a graduate of McCaskey High School, Lancaster (1953) and the University of Miami, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for aviation, Florida (1957). He worked in various occupations pertaining to aviation, such as a commercial and corporate pilot. He also was a propeller technician at Sensenich Propeller Manufacturing Co., Inc. After retiring he worked part-time at the Manheim Auto Auction. He was a member of the National Guard. He was also a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association for many years. In his spare time he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family. George also enjoyed building and flying model airplanes, boating at the Chesapeake Bay and following local blues bands.

George’s life celebration gathering will be held at Spacht Funeral Home, 127 S. Broad St., Lititz June 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. Private burial will be at the convenience of the family. Please omit flowers. Memorials may be sent to Albright Life, 417 W. Frederick St., Lancaster, PA 17603 or Hospice and Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 in George’s memory. To share your fondest memories of George visit

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