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I'm sorry to hear of Garth's passing. I worked with Garth at Lockheed Martin(then Martin Marietta) on the Navy GP program. Even though I was just starting out as a Salary Grade 41, Garth treated me with kindness and respect. Our paths crossed again decades later when he called on one of our real estate yard signs in Winter Park. The home was in a community where he used to live
(Tanglewood). He was at an assisted living facility and I

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Posted by: Charlotte Williams - Winter Springs, FL - Friend and Former Co-Worker   Jul 23, 2013

I worked with Garth on various programs at Martin Marietta in Orlando. In my view Garth was one of the best Quality leaders and was fair in his decisions between Quality and Engineering. Garth was liked by all that worked for and/or with him - he will be missed! Your family remains in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Dick Newell - Altamonte Springs, FL   Dec 14, 2012

I will miss you as a friend , coworker , Realm bowler and compassionate man. I still use the device you designed and built for me to ease my difficulties when doing yardwork. You made the world a bit better through your toughtfullness and willingness to help others. STEVE

Posted by: Steven Malkowski - Orlando, FL - Friiend   Dec 12, 2012

My world will be a little grayer with Garth not there. I met him the first day at Martin in July 1957 and over the years, considered him a second Dad. I coud always depend on Garth for a shoulder to cry on or some sound advice. Had lunch with he and Dot when we were in Orlando visiting in 2007. The family can be proud of him for being -"Whatta Guy". Farewell dear heart!

Posted by: Mitzie Wilson - Flippin, AR   Dec 12, 2012

It was a pleasure and a privilege to have worked with Garth in the OSC workshop. My time at OSC was much brighter because Garth was there. He will be missed.

Posted by: Dan McAlarney - Winter Park, FL - OSC Volunteer   Dec 12, 2012

My sincere sympathy and condolences to Garth's family. We share your grief and will sorely miss Garth.

Posted by: Ben Drexler - Orlando, FL - Friend, co-worker   Dec 12, 2012

Garth and Dot were my "across the street" neghbors - for 15 years or so - Dot & I shared the same birthday ..Dot's Mom lived with them at one time (I still have some of the wonderful wool rugs she braided & a "camping box Garth and one of his Son's made)Garth had the workshop of all workshops and proudly displayed those fabulous boats he build... my husband said Garth told him one day- "Jim, I'll send my mother-in-law

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Posted by: Barbara DeVanna - Winter Park, FL - neighbor   Dec 12, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family and friends supporting and caring for each other at this time, celebrating his life. I feel fortunate to have grown up in a community that allowed me to know Melanie and her family

Posted by: Mike Perry - Winter Park, FL   Dec 12, 2012

Garth was skilled wood worker. I asked him to build a cabinet to house electronics for the sound system for our new sanctuary at Pershing Ave. Christian Church. He said you design it and I will build it. He did a beutiful job which saved a lot of money for our church. He was a great builder of sailing ship models also.

Posted by: Scott Haselwood - Orlando, FL - Friend and coworkers of RAMM   Dec 12, 2012

You could always count on Garth to attend the Retired Employees Association of Lockheed Martin (REALM) meetings and help with the mail-out of their Newsletter. He went on most of the luncheons, cruises and day trips sponsored by the Club.

Garth had a special place in his heart for the Russell Home for Atypical Children and expressed his desire to help them as much as possible.

We will miss Garth very much!

Posted by: Ed & Shirley Jones - Orlando, FL - Long-time friends through REALM   Dec 11, 2012