Charles Joseph Garity

Charles Joseph Garity, 77, of Winston-Salem, passed away peacefully Friday, September 27, 2019.  He was born March 30, 1942, in New York, New York, to Harrison and Esther Garity.  Charles served in the Navy on the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the USS 62 Enterprise, as an aircraft mechanic.  After his time in the service, he attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.   He moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina to work at Piedmont Airlines and raised his family.  He retired after working for Rexam for more than three decades.  Charles was a beloved member of his community.  He was known for his love of flying, riding motorcycles, and his charming personality.  He was known as “Grandpa” to many and considered his friends as family.  He is survived by daughter Diane Garity Hyatt, III (Lester);  his granddaughter, Sabrina Garity; a brother, John Garity; and a sister, Virginia Garity-Dohy (Don).  It is his wishes that his life be celebrated through an Irish Wake and his ashes be scattered at sea.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude’s Hospital, his charity of choice for many decades.

2 Responses to “Charles Joseph Garity

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Diane my heart aches for you. You are such a wonderful daughter and were so good to him, he knew it too! I love the picture of him, it is perfect. We will miss him so much. Thinking of you Mary Stone

  • Diane Hyatt
    2 months ago

    I miss you more and more everyday Dad. Words cannot express the loss that I am feeling. I remember all the good times, laughs, rides, vacations, and times we have spent together over the years. We have shared uncountable smiles and laughs. You have taught me so much, and I thank you for that! I have become the strong-willed, independent, stubborn lady, that you have alway’s wanted me to be. You were always there for the good and the bad times Dad, and I thank you for that! You are and alway’s have been the Greatest!!! I will Forever miss YOU

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