Wilbur Reyburn Garrett, Jr. of Stevensville, MD, passed away peacefully at home on February 12, 2016, surrounded by family. He was 102 years of age.
Born on January 11, 1914 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Wilbur R. Garrett and Edith Kingdon Garrett. He grew up in the Mount Pleasant area of Washington, DC. Wilbur graduated from Western High School in 1932 and George Washington University in 1936 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, and served in the U.S. Navy in WWII. Following his honorable discharge, he worked for the family owned, DC based, Skinker and Garrett General Contractors, Inc. until retiring in 1983.
Wilbur is survived by his beloved wife of 72 years, Bertha C. Garrett of Stevensville, MD; his children Lynn Garrett Collins and Mark Garrett of Stevensville, MD; Michael Garrett of Potomac, MD; Peter Garrett of Black Diamond, Washington; Mary Wilson of Austin, Texas; John Garrett of Orlando, FL; six grandchildren and his sister Mary Howard of Simi Valley, CA.
A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Christopher''s Catholic Church, 1861 Harbor Drive, Chester, MD, on Saturday April 23, 2016 at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Compass Regional Hospice, 255 Comet Drive, Centreville, MD. 21617.