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Michael R. Garvey Obituary


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“Bruce and family, I am sorry for your loss. May God be will you all in your time of need and may he continue to comfort you all. We are praying...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Tarah Goodman - Knoxville, TN

“Bruce and family, I would like to express my sympathy during this time and let you know you are all in my prayers. Pam ”
2 of 21 | Posted by: Pam Shaw - Knoxville , TN

“Sharon we are so sorry for your family's loss. Thank you for the time you spent on the phone with me sharing memories of Mike. I was honored he...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Jeff and Marti Edwards - Fishers, IN

“Hello Justine, I just found out about Michael. I'm so sorry for your family's loss. I wish I could have made the visitation so I could see you...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Mary Ann Beckerich - Indianapolis, IN

“Mike your heart was always open. Thank you for your friendship all those years ago. Bless you Ray ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: Raymali Mack - Indpls, IN

“Our deepest love and highest regard for both Mike and Sharon Garvey ”
6 of 21 | Posted by: Larry & Chrisy Mullins - Friend

“I am very sorry to hear of of your brother's passing. I know he has been fighting for a long time. John, I know you were close and know what it is...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Jim Girdley - Greenwood, IN

“Dear Sharon and Family, Just a short note to know thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Mike was an incredibly courageous man...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Caryn Simons - Deer Park, IL

“May I never forget how lucky I am to have been able to call you friend, and how blessed I am that you thought of me as them same. There is never...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: James Sample - Friend

“In love and prayer... Michelle ”
10 of 21 | Posted by: Michelle Mellencamp - friend

“I feel privileged to have met such a man of character and unwavering ethics and strong family values. His wife, Sharon, also exhibits such...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Michelle Mellencamp - Greenwood, IN

“Michael Garvey was one of the very few people my husband chose to allow into his inner circle and one of the very few whom he chose to call 'friend'....Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Sharon Larsen - Indianapolis

“Dear Sharon and family, I am so sad to hear about Mike's passing. I have been Mike's co-worker as well as one of his many customers (he had...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Sharon Huang

“Dear Sharon and Family, My husband Jeff and I were so sad to hear about Michael's passing. We both had the privilege and honor of working with...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Kim and Jeffrey Behnke - IN

“Mike was a great man, who would probably never think that so many people would be missing him. We are very lucky to have known him, and send our...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Uri and Faith Mullins - IN

“I had the very great priviledge of meeting and enjoying Michael's company a couple times when Sharon had a group of we work friends over for...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Linda Ray - Indianapolis, IN

“In honor of Mike and for all that knew and loved him I share this Irish Poem, in these words I hear echos of what he said along the way in his...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Tanya Sherlock - Friend

“Sharon and Family. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I have fond memories of spending time in your home and so much...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Lisa Padbury Smith - IN

“Our deepest love and highest regard for both Mike and Sharon Garvey, Once in our lifetimes do we get the unique pleasure of befriending someone...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Larry & Chrisy Mullins - IN

“Mike was a true gentleman who would do anything for anyone. It is a great loss for the world without him in it. He will always be remembered and...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Melinda England - Indianapolis, IN

“Dear Garvey Family, There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. We, along with our staff, are honored and...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center - IN


Michael R. Garvey, 55 of Indianapolis, died at home with his wife at his side on April 26, 2011, following a two year battle with cancer. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend to many. Michael was born December 18, 1955 in Springfield, IL to Michael and Joan (Glendening) Garvey. Michael attended Brebeuf High School in Indianapolis and Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.
Michael worked as Home Building Supervisor for Ryland Homes. He was a long-time active parishioner of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. He enjoyed reading, cooking, spending time with family and friends, and working on his home. He was the family go-to person for home improvement, cooking tips, wry comments, and practical jokes (especially with the kids.) Michael’s sense of humor always leaned toward the darker side, as evidenced by his love of Charles Addams. He found joy and peace in and was comforted by his deep faith in Jesus Christ.
Michael is survived by his beloved wife, Sharon (Slaughter) Garvey; children, Sean (Stephanie) Waiss of Sturtevant, WI, Stefan (Rhoda) Waiss of Sarasota, FL, Sabrina (Mehran) Rashidfarokhy of Alexandria, VA, Bruce (Katie) Henderson III of Indianapolis, Daniel Wilson of Norfolk, VA and, Roseanne (Rod) Abacherli of Reading, CA; grandchildren, Tyler, Lauren, and Kyle Waiss of Sturtevant, WI, Triston and Liam Waiss of Sarasota, FL, and Jonah, Sam and Ava Rashidfarokhy of Alexandria, VA; siblings, Kate (Bill) McKnight, Mary Garvey, Margaret (Ken) Bennett, Landry Foley, and Neil (Kristin) Garvey, all of Indianapolis, Patience (Steve) Denz of Columbus, OH, Justine (Jeff) Currie of Attica, IN, Kristin (Tom) Michel of South Bend, IN and Rachel (Rusty) Morris of Denver, CO, paternal aunt, Annette Pringle of Tulsa, OK and his maternal uncle and aunt, Dr. Richard and Ellen Glendening of Logansport, IN; twenty-three nieces and nephews, and one great-niece. He is also survived by many cousins, close friends, and his furry companion Rupert.
Friends are invited to gather from 4 pm to 8 pm Monday, May 2 at Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center – Broad Ripple.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery.
Michael’s family took great comfort in the services of St. Vincent Hospice in his last few months.

The family suggests that memorial gifts take the form of donations to the St. Vincent Hospice 8450 North Payne Road # 100, Indianapolis, IN 46268, his church, St. Joan of Arc, 500 East 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205, or the Society of St. Vincent DePaul, 1201 E. Maryland St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

You are invited to go to the Guest Book page to pass along your personal message or tell a story.

Sincerely,

-Your friends at Flanner and Buchanan