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October 6, 2013
 

Michael John Garrity: January 13, 1941 to September 8, 2013

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Michael John Garrity January 13, 1941 to September 8, 2013

The following article was originally published in the October 2013 print issue of Orange County Breeze. A digital version of that print edition can be read through our digital archive.

Michael John Garrity was born on January 13, 1941, and passed away peacefully on September 8, 2013. Mike succumbed to multiple myeloma after a long battle.

Mike Garrity grew up and spent his first years in Beloit, Wisconsin, before relocating to California in his teens. He attended high school in Fullerton where he excelled in basketball. He proudly served his country in the Navy for four years during the Viet Nam War. He graduated from California State University Fullerton with a Masters in Public Administration. He worked for the County of Los Angeles for 32 years as an auditor for the Department of Children and Family Services.

After Mike retired in August of 2002 he contributed his time to a number of local organizations. One of his favorite positions was assisting the Cypress Police Department as a Cypress Police Volunteer where he contributed over 1800 hours of service. Other projects Mike was involved in included delivering meals to seniors in conjunction with the Cypress Senior Center.

He was also an active and loyal patron of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.

Mike Garrity is survived by his wife Gayle, brother Thomas Garrity and sister Catheline Garrity.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the International Myeloma Foundation.

Memorial service is pending.

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