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E. Garrabrant Obituary

E. Dennis Garrabrant
E. Dennis Garrabrant
E. Dennis Garrabrant

November 24, 1939 - September 13, 2018
Born in Paterson, NJ
Resided in Oak Ridge, NJ


Garrabrant, E. Dennis, age 78, of Oak Ridge, on Thursday, September 13, 2018.

Born and raised in Paterson, Dennis had lived most of his life in Haledon. He had then resided in Hawthorne for 15 years before moving to Oak Ridge. Dennis worked as an engineer for Kearfott in West Paterson and later as a maintenance man for William Paterson University. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hawthorne and was a lifetime member of the Haledon Ambulance Corps. In his spare time, Dennis loved spending time with his grandchildren and reading.

Dennis was the beloved husband of Bernice (nee Bosland) Garrabrant. Loving father of Jennifer McLaughlin and her husband Ron of Oak Ridge, Heather Barkenbush and her husband Peter of Oak Ridge, Melissa Clayton and her husband Shaun of Stockholm. Grandfather of Julie, Kyle, Dean, Hailey, Calin, and the late Zachary (2006). Brother of Barry Garrabrant and his wife Sherry, the late Alan Garrabrant, and the late Nancy Garrabrant. He is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 10am on Monday, September 17, 2018 at the Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, 557 Lafayette Ave., Hawthorne. Interment will follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-6pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Hawthorne, 13 Warren Ave., Hawthorne 07506.



Browning-Forshay Funeral Home
557 Lafayette Avenue
Hawthorne, NJ US 07506
Sunday, September 16, 2018
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Browning-Forshay Funeral Home
557 Lafayette Avenue
Hawthorne, NJ US 07506
Monday, September 17, 2018
10:00 AM
Laurel Grove Cemetery & Memorial Park
295 Totowa Road
Totowa, NJ US 07512
Monday, September 17, 2018
11:30 AM


First Baptist Church of Hawthorne
13 Warren Avenue
Hawthorne, NJ 07506


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