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Kevin Francis Garvey, Longtime Rockland Resident & Coast Guard Veteran Passes Away

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ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY – Kevin Francis Garvey of Wolf Lake, NY passed away peacefully on February 5, 2024. He was 86.

Kevin was born on November 21, 1937 to Irish immigrants John and Susan (McGinnity) Garvey and raised in the Bronx with his seven siblings. He graduated from St. Simon Stock High School and served with pride in the United States Coast Guard on the USCG Cutter USS-Rockaway. In 1961, he married Geraldine and together they raised their six children in South Nyack, NY. Kevin spent most of this career with the New York City Board of Education as a Custodian Engineer. He was active with Local 891 of the International Union of Operating Engineers, serving as treasurer and with the Employee Assistance Program. After retiring, Kevin earned his BA in Labor Studies from SUNY Empire College. His son, Lawrence, is the Rockland County GOP Chairman.

After moving to Wolf Lake, Kevin served on the Wolf Lake Board of Directors. He was a longtime active parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church in Wurtsboro, NY and volunteered for Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties.

Kevin was predeceased by his parents John and Susan, his brothers Thomas and Raymond and his sisters Margaret Rose (Peggy), and Ann Brigid. Also predeceasing him was his beloved son, Paul.

He is survived by his brothers Jack and Brendan (Terry); his sister Suzanne; his children Sheila (Kevin Fitzpatrick) of Upper Nyack, NY; Tara (Kevin Lapoff) of Lake Worth, FL; Kevin (Melanie) of Blauvelt, NY; Lawrence of New City, NY; Gerard (James Parent) of Rochester, NY; his devoted friend Eileen Phelan; and many nieces and nephews.

He also leaves behind his adored grandchildren Katherine (Jon Abrams), Brendan, Maura (Ahmad Al Kawabeh), Aidan, Meghan, Tara, Elizabeth, Lauren, Adam, and Adrianne along with great grandchildren Leah and Owen.

Kevin was proud of his over forty years of sobriety. He sponsored countless friends who remained devoted to him until the end. The family would like to especially thank Kevin’s Wolf Lake friends and neighbors, especially his “Wednesday night guys” who were a bright light for him in his later years.

Visitation for family and friends will be Friday, February 9, from 4:00 to 7:00pm at VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro. His funeral mass will be held on Saturday, February 10, at 1:00 pm at St. Joseph’s Church, 180 Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro, followed by burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Wurtsboro.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Church in Wurtsboro and Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties.

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RCC Announces April Career & Resource Fair Free And Open To The Public

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Rockland Community College will host a Career & Resource Fair on Thursday, April 4th from 11:00 – 3:00pm in the Fieldhouse on RCC’s main campus, Suffern, NY. The event is open to the public, entry is free for job seekers, and registration is not required.

Employers can participate and advertise part-time, full-time, and professional positions. Registration is open and free for employers but is required by March 29th, 2024, at 8:00 am. 

Employers are invited to participate, seizing the opportunity to gather resumes from outstanding local talent and showcase their available positions. Registration for employers is open until March 29, 2024 at 8:00 am. Interested employers must sign up on RCC 12Twenty platform (click “Sign up for an account” on the homepage) to register for the Career & Resource Fair.

For more information, contact Jessica Gilot, Interim Senior Career Navigator at RCC:
[email protected] or 845-574-4327.

Please help spread the word to companies looking for help and job seekers. https://sunyrockland.edu/2024/02/23/career-and-resource-fair/

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India Cultural Society of Rockland Collects Dozens of Coats for Winter Drive

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ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY – The India Cultural Society of Rockland winter coat drive collected dozens of jackets. All the donations were given to St. Paul’s church. The India Cultural Society of Rockland has been passionately keeping the torch of Indian culture alive in the Rockland County since 1972. ICSR is a non-profit organization representing over 500 families of Indian origin in the county of Rockland, Orange, and parts of New Jersey. ICSR is instrumental in promoting Indian culture, arts, music and heritage to local mainstream community through various events organized throughout the year. Every year ICSR holds a parade in New City. (Video below from 2023)

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