Phillip J. Garbarini Jr.
Philip James Garbarini, Jr., 90 of Bedford, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Monday, March 27, 2017.
He was born on Oct. 22, 1926 in New York City to Della and Philip Garbarini. He grew up on Staten Island, attended public school and St. Peter’s High School, and graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in business.
After working for several textile firms in New York City, he had the opportunity to move to Virginia to manage a textile mill for Belding Heminway. He and his family moved from New York to Bedford, Virginia in 1968. In 1982 he purchased the mill where he became owner and president. He remained active in his business until one month prior to his death.
Phil was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Doris. He is survived by his beloved wife of sixty-four years, Eileen, four children, Clair (Gil) Halasz, Nancy (Andy) Vest, Philip (Virginia), Mark (Karen); seven grandchildren, Jennifer (Ryan) McFarland, Katie, Anthony, Laura, Benjamin, Christopher and Ashley Garbarini, and sister Anne Friis-Skotte.
In his spare time, Phil was involved in various endeavors including cattle farming, working on cars and refurbishing his wooden boat, Nomad. He was always accompanied by his Golden Retriever, JD. However, his greatest love was his family. He looked forward to Sunday and holiday dinners when all his children and grandchildren were with him. He will be missed.
The family would like to thank his wonderful caregivers, Bea, Rosa, Theresa P., Terisa H. and Lyn whose kind, compassionate and loving care he received during the last few months of his life.
Funeral Mass was held Friday, March 31, 2017 at 11 a.m. in Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church with Father Salvador Aonuevo officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church Building Fund, Bedford Rescue Squad or Bedford Volunteer Fire Department. To send condolences online please visit http://www.tharpfuneralhome.com. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford is assisting the family.
Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory 320 North Bridge Street Bedford, VA 24523-1928 (540) 586-3443
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Apr. 5 to Apr. 6, 2017
Garbarini, Philip James Jr. [MC???? RIP]
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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I believe that Philip is a member of the Class of 1949.
May He Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Garbarini, Philip James Jr. [MC1949 RIP]
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