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William Knight Garfield

William Knight Garfield

William Knight Garfield died peacefully at Samaritan Hospice in Mount Holly, New Jersey, on Friday. July 16, 2021. He is survived by his wife Leona, his daughter Jennifer Garfield and two grandchildren from a previous marriage. Bill is also leaving brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews.

Bill was born in Federalsburg, South Carolina, to Robert and Sadie Garfield. He served in the United States Air Force. After leaving military service, Bill attended Temple University and chose criminal justice as a career, resulting in becoming a Philadelphia Police Detective. After retiring, he became the Director of Security for the Willingboro, NJ School District. This job is where he met his wife, Leona, sharing happy years of marriage. Traveling the world is how Leona and Bill spent their retirement. Bill faithfully served as a Deacon at Delaware Valley Baptist Church in Willingboro, NJ.

Along with Leona, Bill developed and implemented the Fresh Start Weekend Program for middle school children in Willingboro, NJ. The program's purpose was to expose and foster a range of extra-curricular activities void in the standard school curriculum. We will remember Bill for his infectious laughter, his love of life, and his beautiful smile. He will be missed beyond words by family and friends. 



Celebration of his life services, Saturday, July 24, 2021 11AM at the Delaware Valley Baptist Church, Willingboro, NJ. Family and friends may view from 9 AM until time of service, Entombment: Lakeview Memorial Park, Cinnaminson, NJ

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