Stephen Garo

Stephen R. Garo of Hilton Head, SC, formerly of Beacon, entered into rest October 18, 2011 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh, he was 61.
Born November 23, 1949 in Beacon, NY, he was the son of the late Stanley E. and Olive Greene Garo.
Stephen was a former Correction Officer at Fishkill Correctional Facility, a graduate of Beacon High School, a member of Southern Dutchess Country Club and served in the U.S. Naval Reserves.
Survivors include a brother Glenn P. Houghtalin and his wife Pat of Hopewell Junction, a sister Dawn R. Crimi of Beacon, as well as several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday October 26, at 11:00 am at Fairview Cemetery, Beacon. Pastor Tony Beck will officiate.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association 301 Manchester Rd. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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Arrangements are under the direction of Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY

Date Of Service
Graveside / Wednesday October 26 at 11:00 am

Location Of Service
Fairview Cemetery, Beacon

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  1. DEX says:


  2. Nicky Giesse says:

    So shocked and saddened by this loss. Stephen will absolutely be missed by myself and everyone at the Black Marlin Hurricane Bar. You’re in my heart and thoughts Stevie Ray.

  3. Christopher and Cindi Houck says:

    I’ll miss you buddy. Talking sports at the hurricane bar will never be the same without you. Our golf games with Forrrest and Kenny were the best. I pray your peaceful.


  4. Susan from the Earle hhi says:

    I was shocked to hear about Steve! He will be dearly missed. The man had away of leaving u w a smile every time you saw him not to mention his one liner jokes love ya dear friend

  5. Mary Lynch Yates says:

    We had a lot of good times with Steve. He was kind, generous, and made us laugh. We will miss him.
    Our prayers are with him, his family & friends.

  6. John Black says:

    Still can’t believe it. Steve was one of the reasons I joined Southern Dutchess CC. His smile and quick sense of humor will always be remembered. He will always have a presences in my thoughts and in the club. R I P Steve.
    ‘ Yours In Heart and in Mind ‘
    Say hello to Jimmy & Joe Joe…..

  7. Barbara Bohen says:

    Oct. 31st. Have just heard the news that reached here in South Carolina. On behalf of his friends here at Sands Village, Hilton Head, I want to say that we will miss him a lot. If just seems like yesterday that I waved him off as he set off on his trip to New York. It is sad that we will not see that cheery smile again. Barbara

  8. Jeff Eichhorn says:

    My brother Ted just told me about Stephen’s untimely death. My deepest sympathy to his entire family. Stephen and I grew up together within a few houses of each other and I warmly remember all the good times we had as kids, and teens. When I last saw Stephen he came into a bar in Beacon and gave me a big bear hug. Again, I am so sorry for your lose.

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