Arthur Joseph Garry's Memorial

Arthur Joseph Garry
(1939 - 2009)


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Name: Dr Arthur Joseph Garry
Nick Name: Art
Gender: Male
Age: 70 years old
Lived: Sunday, 18 June 1939 - Wednesday, 9 September 2009

My Story

Dr. Arthur Garry was born and spent most of his formative years in Manhattan, NY.  He attended Flower Fifth Avenue Medical School in New York City, where he eventually went on to earn his surgical credential.  He served as a major in the U.S. Army, working in the M.A.S.H. unit during the Vietnam War, an experience that aided in his eventual career as a trauma surgeon. He worked as a General Vascular Trauma Surgeon at John Muir Medical Center for 35 years, where he served as Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff, respectively.  At JMMC, he was instrumental in establishing the Trauma Center and Wound Care Center, where he served as Medical Director since it’s inception.  The highlight of his life was serving at Hospital de la Familia in Nuevo Progreso, Guatemala, where he administered free medical treatment to some  of the very poorest people in that country. Some of his many passions included fishing, Irish culture, Indian arts and Oriental rugs. He was a loving husband to Carol Garry, his wife of 35 years, and is survived by his children Joey Garry, Kevin Garry, Maureen Coogen, Timothy Garry, Micaela Garry-Rice, and Andrew Garry. His Memorial Mass will be held at St. John Vianney Church located at 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road in Walnut Creek, CA at 11 am 9-16-09. In lieu of flowers please send donations to John Muir Foundation 925-947-4449, Parkinson's Alliance 800-579-8440 and/or American Cancer Society 800-227-2345.

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Memory Memorial Tribute
From: DrJerryR
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Hi Art. You were a talented and dedicated surgeon who helped many people, including many of my patients. You always h...
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Love you and miss you Dad.


Spouse's Name: Carol Garry
Children's Names: Joseph, Kevin, Maureen, Timothy, Micaela, Andrew
Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: Walnut Creek, CA
Occupation: Healthcare & Medical
Marital Status: Married
Religion: Catholic


Favourite Sport: Football


Place of Passing: John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek
Date of Passing: 9 September 2009
Funeral Date: 16 September 2009
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