Robert L. Garrity, 88, of Morristown passed away on January 13, 2020. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Church, 234 Southern Blvd in Chatham on Friday, January 17 at 10am. Interment will follow at St. Vincent Cemetery in Madison. Family and friends are invited to visit at Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main St. in Chatham on Thursday from 4 to 8pm.
Born on January 27, 1931, the son of Leo and Ann (Groetsch) Garrity, Robert was raised in Madison and was a graduate of Bayley Ellard High School class of 1949. He had also resided in Chatham for 45 years before moving to Morristown 20 years ago. After serving in the Navy during the Korean conflict, Robert earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Quincy College in Illinois and later his CPA. Early in his career he worked for Ernst & Ernst in Newark, prior to serving as executive director of the NJ Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) in Roseland. An active parishioner of St. Patrick Church and Corpus Christi, Robert was also a long time member of Essex Fells Country Club.
Robert was the beloved husband of 60 years to Ruth. He was the loving father of the late Erin Cummings (Mark), Robert, Jr. (Stephanie, and the late Cindy), Patricia Lowe (Darren), Thomas (companion Leslie), Kevin (Ann) and Maureen Price (Peter). He is also survived by his cherished 13 grandchildren, Casey, Chris, Kerry, JT, Dillon, Julia, Brendan, Ryan, Tyler, Lukas, Michael, Emma, and Andrew and his brother Kenneth Garrity. He is predeceased by his brother Leo Garrity. In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s memory may be made to the Morris Minute Men Emergency Medical Services, P.O. Box 192, Morris Plains, NJ 07950.