Joseph Nilon Garvey, 65


Joseph Nilon “Jerry” Garvey, 65 of Ridley Park, died peacefully October 25, 2013 at Einstein Hospital, surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Darby, he was reared in Ridley Park and lived in Peachtree City, Ga., before moving back home to his late residence three years ago.  He was the son of the late James J. and Nancy Nilon Garvey.

Jerry graduated from Cardinal O’Hara High School in 1966 and attended Delaware County Community College.  He was employed by American Airlines as a baggage handler, retiring in 2007, and had previously worked for Eastern Airlines.  Jerry loved reading, walking, languages, history, but most of all he was devoted to his family and many friends.

Survivors:  his children, Jennifer E. Flight (Harry), Corey A. Himschoot (Jason) and Rebecca E. Polard (Greg); his brothers, Thomas J. Garvey (Peg), David J. Garvey (Karen), James D. Garvey (Laura) and Kevin J. Garvey (Beth); his sister, Kathryn M. Hilderbrand (Gary); his grandchildren, Nicholas, Jude, Alexander, Dominic, Aldo, and Rachel; he is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of St. Madeline, Penn St. and Morton Ave., Ridley Park.

Burial:  SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery.

Memorial Gifts to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1942.