Kenneth E. “Pete” Garrison

July 14, 1947 - June 28, 2015

07/14/1947 - 06/28/2015

Past Services

Wednesday July 01, 2015
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Thursday July 02, 2015
Mt. Zion Cemetery- Bellaire
Bellaire, Ohio 43906
Thursday July 02, 2015
10:00 am
St. John Catholic Church
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions

Garrison, Kenneth E. “Pete” 67, of Bellaire, Ohio died Sunday June 28, 2015 at Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital Wheeling, WV.

Pete was born July 14, 1947 in Bellaire, Ohio a son of the late Harry D. and Jesse Sanders Garrison.

He was retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corporation Steubenville Mill, a member of St John Catholic Church Bellaire, Ohio and a Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were two sisters, infant Mary Louise Garrison and Florence Elliott.

Surviving is his wife, Gloria “Jeanie” Dudek Garrison, two sons, B.J Garrison of Mingo Jct., Ohio and Jon (Jennifer) Garrison of Columbus, Ohio, a brother, Harry (Lucy) Garrison of Tampa FL, a sister, Nancy (Mark) Day of Columbus, Ohio, two grandchildren, Zach Garrison and Destinee Craig, several nieces and nephews as well as all of his extended family.

Family and friends will be received Wednesday from noon to 8pm at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be 10 am Thursday at St John Catholic Church Bellaire, Ohio with Fr. Daniel Heusel as Celebrant.

Internment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery Bellaire, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, 301 Grant Street, Suite 900, Pittsburgh, Pa 15219.

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Idora and Major Kimbro
8 years ago

To the entire Garrison Family,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Kenny was a wonderful person and never met a stranger. He will be missed by all who knew him. May God Bless each of you and give you added strength at this difficult time. Our prayers are with you.
With our sympathy,
Major and Idora Kimbro

Steve and MaryJo (Zacchini) Kurko
8 years ago

Please know that when we think of “Petey”, we will remember his magnetic and infectious personality…….he never knew a stranger and had to be one of the best loved members of our community. Please know that through your tears and grief, we extend our love and prayers to all of you. His memory will always live on through all of you. God bless and keep you safe and well.

Steve and MaryJUo (Zacchini) Kurko
8 years ago

Dearest Jeanie and sons and extended family…….Pete was, without a doubt the most up-beat, up-lifting, friendliest and dedicated guy we had the pleasure of knowing. Through your tears and your grief, please know how loved you all are and when we think of “Petey”, we will remember his kindness and his smile………he was an “infectious”, magnetic person. God bless and keep you safe.

Jed Klemm
8 years ago

Kathy and I send our condolences for a Marine and friend. We will miss “Pete” and hope his “Last Patrol” will find comfort.
Jed and Kathy Klemm

Tom and Cass Malone
8 years ago

Dear Jeannie and family, Our hearts go out to you in this time of grief. Pete was a terrific person and a true friend. I’ll never forget him. He is in our prayers.

Tom and Cass Malone
8 years ago

Pete, I will always have the memories of our time together in Vietnam and Camp Lejeune and you wonderful visit with the children so long ago. Rest in Peace, my friend.

Tom and Cass Malone
8 years ago

Pete, I will always have the memories of our time together in Vietnam and Camp Lejeune, and your wonderful visit when the children were young.

Marcia Thompson
8 years ago

We are so sorry for you loss. We love Harry (CDS) and know how much he will deeply miss his brother. You are all in our prayers at this difficult time.

Cheryl Skinner, Patriot Guard
8 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Kenneth E. Garrison, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of….. US Marine Vietnam Veteran, Kenneth E. Garrison, “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Marg Garrison
8 years ago

As I told Nancy, Jeanie you and the boys are in my thoughts and prayers. I have very special memories that I will cherish and also regrets that I will live with. May
God give you the comfort that you need at this time.