Bruce Garhs


Always a Swedesboro guy at heart, Bruce gave to his neighbors and community throughout his life. He served on the Borough Council, the Planning Board, and was a member of the Swedesboro Lions Club. Bruce was a tax assessor for both Woodstown and Swedesboro. When he was President of the East Greenwich Little League he not only coached and chauffeured his team, but also prepped the fields so the kids would have a place to practice and play. If a TV announcer needed stats on players or teams, Bruce could have been the go to man. He was a walking encyclopedia of sports knowledge. He was a member of the 1962 graduating class of Swedesboro High School. Then he went to Rutgers where he obtained a degree in Accounting. He put these skills to good use when he partnered with his father, Clarence, and brother, Bob, to run Gahrs Inc. for decades. He also worked for the US Postal Service for 30 years. He was married to his high school sweetheart, Carol Thompson and they were blessed with 3 children: Gregory, Jodee (Dr. Scott) Wagner, Aimee (Steve) Magsam. Survivors also include brother, Robert (Joanna), sister, Olivia (Stan) Quinn, mother in law, Edna Thompson. He was a hands on Pop-Pop to Erik and Luke Wagner, Kyle and Kevin Magsam. He is also survived by a niece, Cheryl Pine and nephew, Ryan Quinn. He is predeceased by his parents, Clarence Ferdinand and Dorothy Mae. His family held a private service at DALEY LIFE CELEBRATION STUDIO with burial at Lake Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Bruce can be made to Woolwich Fire Co. 1517 Kings Hwy, Swedesboro, 08085.

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