James H. Garren, of Georgetown (Hanover Twp.), died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, March 31, 2015, in the comfort of his home.

Born October 14, 1926, in Findlay Twp., a son of the late James Albert and Marie (Pape) Garren. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army as a Private First Class, a retired steelworker with LTV Steel. He was also a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church, a member of the South Side Area Senior Citizens Group, the Frankfort Springs Grange No. 1989 and also a member of the Appalachian Folk Music Club and the Hookstown American Legion. Mr. Garren retired from the South Side School District, where he had worked as a security guard.  

He was the beloved husband of Shirley A. (Naquin) Garren, beloved father of Rachel Garren of Hanover Twp., Harold (Shawn) Garren of Maryland, Darlene (Daryl) Knoerdel of Hanover Twp., and Sandra Schultz of Ohio, and brother of Charles (Columbia) Garren of Hanover Twp., Wilma (David) Williams of Coraopolis, and Shirley Spiker of Imperial. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Shirley Truesdell, Ashley and James Knoerdel, Scott, Richard and Billy Schultz  and two great-grandchildren, AnnMarie and Mason Truesdell.

Family and friends are welcome to call at the MCCONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 447 Pine St., Hookstown, PA 15050, Daniel M. McConnell, Owner-Director on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. where a service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with his pastor, the Rev. Kenn Jacobs of the Bethel United Methodist Church officiating.

Interment will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

Memorials, in his name, can be made to the Frankfort Springs Grange No. 1989.

Members of the Beaver County Special Unit will meet at the funeral home on Friday at 11:30 a.m. to conduct full military honors for Mr. Garren.

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