Walter L. Garrabrant
Walter L. Garrabrant
  • August 19, 1935 - May 24, 2017
  • Manchester, New Jersey

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Walter Garrabrant, 81, of Manchester passed away on Wednesday May 24, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Staten Island, Walter was raised in Perth Amboy and had lived in Sewaren and Brick before moving to Manchester 20 years ago. For 44 years Walter worked as a Bus Operator for NJ Transit in Howell, NJ. Walter was an Army Veteran who proudly served his country. In his spare time he was a Mechanic who loved to watch the Dallas Cowboys, play video games and most importantly spend time with his family.

Walter was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Vivian Garrabrant and his siblings, Vincent Garrabrant, William Garrabrant and Ellen Buckley.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Dorothy (Peterson), his six beautiful daughters, Deborah Notte and husband Gary, Pamela Tune and husband Robert, Linda DeStasio and husband Richard, Patricia Garrabrant, Brenda Garrabrant and fiancee Keith Vari and Donna Garrabrant, his devoted grandchildren, Martin Notte and wife Kimberly, Kimberly Koltcz and David, Jennifer DeLeeuw and husband David, Brian Notte and fiancée Charlene, Melissa Olsen and husband Erik, Lisa Rigby and husband Jason, Heather Notte, Chelsea Bresnick and fiancée Thomas, Kristyn Garrabrant, Tara Bresnick, Julie Bresnick and Cody Parrish, great grandchildren, Kaitlyn Notte, Brandon Notte, Gavin Notte, Logan Notte, Madison Koltcz, Peyton Koltcz, Aiden Olsen, Christopher DeLeeuw, Emily DeLeeuw, Alyssa Rigby, Leah Rigby, Brielle Rigby, Savannah Ferraro, Madelyn Ferraro, and Greyson Ferraro, his sister in law Joan Garrabrant and a host of nieces and nephews as well as many dear friends.

A Visitation for friends and family will be held on Wednesday May 31st at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 3010 Ridgeway Rd., Manchester from 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm and a Funeral service will be held on Thursday June 1st at the Funeral home beginning at 11am. Burial will take place at the Brigadier General Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers donations in Walter's name may be made to either Autism Awareness by visiting or the Disabled American Veterans Online condolences may be made by visiting