Garth William Conn

November 1, 1949 - February 16, 2022
Garth William Conn


Garth William Conn 72, passed away February 16, 2022 in Wilmington,NC.

He was born November 1, 1949 in Norfolk, VA to the late Leroy Ghear Conn and Jaqueline Marie Krom Conn.

Garth is survived by his wife Barta; son Joshua and wife Amy Conn (Newburgh, NY); daughters Tara and husband Mike Lamont (Los Gatos, CA), Erin and husband Ian Colahan (San Jose, CA); grandchildren Ryan, Logan, Elle, Riley, Makenzy, Violet and Tanner who were the light of his life; brother David Conn (Milton, NY); and several beloved nieces and nephews.

Garth was a lifelong educator with the Newburgh Enlarged City School District located in Newburgh, NY.

His larger-than-life personality was felt by all that knew him. He was happiest when he was surrounded by family and making his loved ones smile.

A celebration of life will be determined at a later date.

In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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  • February 24, 2022
    Linda Schuyler says:
    My sincere condolences to Garth’s family and friends. I was not expecting the sad news of Garth’s passing. He was a unique personality who always had a way to make people smile after being with him. Please know your family is in my thoughts.

  • February 27, 2022
    Roger & Arlene Dooley says:
    We are so sorry Barta and family for the loss of your beloved Garth. We remember when we were all together he was so friendly and welcoming. Garth was so easy to talk to and fun-loving, remembering all those great parties you had in Venice. He always had wonderful things to say about you and his children and grandchildren who he adored. He is at at peace with the Lord in "Il Paradiso" and the other day I heard a bell ring so we know Garth got his wings. God Bless you and your family and prayers for the difficult times ahead for your healing. Love, Peace Joy and Hope. Roger & Arlene Dooley