Alma Frieda <I>Bernitt</I> Garvan

Alma Frieda Bernitt Garvan

Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Death 13 Apr 2010 (aged 92)
Cle Elum, Kittitas County, Washington, USA
Burial Hopewell Junction, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 51162387 · View Source
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Alma Frieda (Bernitt) Garvan left quietly from her Cle Elum home in the early hours of April 13, 2010 to return to her Heavenly Father. Born in Bronx, New York, in 1917 to Fannie and Henry G. Bernitt, Alma was the fifth of their six children. She grew up in the Bronx, later moving "upstate" to the Town of Beekman where she and husband Joseph Barach raised three children. In September 2006, Alma moved to her daughter’s home in Cle Elum, WA.
Especially in her later years, following a long employment with the Arlington School District, Poughkeepsie, New York, Alma was a very active church member and community volunteer. She enjoyed golf and excelled at all areas of needlework. She is predeceased by her parents; siblings, Henry I. Bernitt, Mildred (Bernitt) Callahan, Anna Bernitt, Marion (Bernitt) Yarasezski and Walter Bernitt; her first husband, Joseph Barach and daughter Elsa Ann; and second husband Alexandra F. Garvan. Surviving are son and two daughters. She also leaves eight grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, a nephew and several nieces.
Her ashes will be interred beside her husband Al, in the Hopewell Cemetery, Hopewell Junction, New York.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 51162387
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alma Frieda Bernitt Garvan (10 Jul 1917–13 Apr 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51162387, citing Hopewell Cemetery, Hopewell Junction, Dutchess County, New York, USA ; Maintained by friends forever (contributor 46902540) .