?World War II veteran, Edwin Lincoln Garrison, 94, a Lynbrook resident since 1953, passed away peacefully at his home, on May 7, 2020. He married his college sweetheart, Elaine, in 1949. A graduate of Brooklyn College, Columbia, and NYU, Ed began his career with the YMCA and years later moved into medical administration, first at Mount Sinai Hospital and later at HIP medical centers in Manhattan. He was actively involved in his church, and was a strong supporter of his wife's many endeavors, including teaching and superintending Sunday School, assisting in the administration of the nursery school where Elaine taught, and supporting and assisting in the local chapter of Camp Fire Girls, which they founded together in the late 1950s. A life-long swimmer, former life guard, swimming instructor, and early member of the Bayonne Barnacles Scuba Club, Ed stayed active into his 90s bicycling everywhere.
To those in Lynbrook he is best remembered as the very generous Ebenezer Scrooge who passed out candy to all on Halloween. Or Santa Claus, who would sit in the audience at Winter Concerts. Then some may know him better as the "Gorton's man" riding his bicycle no matter the weather.
Ed was predeceased by his beloved wife in 2017. The family patriarch, he will be sorely missed by all he leaves behind, including daughters, Elaine Price (Gaithersburg, Maryland), Alice Garrison (Lynbrook), Nancy Chafetz (Lynbrook), and Roberta Garrison-Mogren (Glenelg, Maryland), grandchildren, Rachel Carr (Latham, NY), Rebecca Kless (Germantown, Maryland), Gary Chafetz (Amsterdam, NY), and Cynthia Cook (Manchester, Maryland), and nine great grandchildren: Carter and Joshua Carr, Behr, AJ, Pierson and Oliver Kless, and Ezekial, Clara and Millicent Cook
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to Smile Train. www.smiletrain.org It was one of Ed's favorite charities.
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