The Times West Virginian

March 12, 2014

Raymond Garrity


Times West Virginian

— Raymond Garrity, 80, of Fairmont, passed away Monday (March 10, 2014) at the Arbors of Fairmont Nursing Home in Fairmont.

He was born Jan. 22, 1934, in Rivesville, a son of the late William and Marie Swaney Garrity.

He was self-employed and owned the following bars: Crystal Lounge and the Shinns Pool Room, and worked at the Palace Billiards. Raymond also did yard work for his neighbors in College Park. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force who served with the rank of Airman 2nd Class during the Korean War. Raymond was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Fairmont and enjoyed gardening, playing pool and being outside.

Survivors are his three daughters and three sons-in-law, Jenny (Ryan) Sutphin of Fairmont, Karen (Mingo) Bolyard of Tunnelton, and Lori (Dennis) Cavender of Glen Allen, Va.; one brother and one sister-in-law, Fred (Henritta) Hawkins of Fairmont; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Agnes Delligatti and Ester (Richard) Weaver of Fairmont; seven grandchildren, Rebeccah Malson, Katherine Boylard, Joanna Bolyard, Cameron Cavender, Zachary Cavender, Reagan Cavender and Lilly Sutphin. He was also awaiting the birth of his first great-grandson. Also surviving is his former wife, Karen Garrity.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, William Garrity Jr.; and three sisters, Mary Louise Garrity, Helen Garrity Munza and Betty Garrity Freeman.

Raymond has chosen as his final method of disposition cremation. There will be no memorial services.

Cremation service provided by Frey Home For Funerals in Fairmont.