Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel

201 East Elm Street, Penn Yan, NY


Wayne D. Garren

July 24, 1931June 27, 2019

Bluff Point- Wayne D. Garren, age 87, passed away June 27th, at F.F. Thompson Hospital after a brief illness.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara (Scott); two children: Lorraine (Kevin) Skardinski and Gregory (Sarah) Garren. He also leaves behind his beloved grandchildren, Andrew Garren and Robbie Skardinski. Also, close Brothers-in-law, Sisters-in-law, Nieces and Nephews.

He is predeceased by his Sister, Joyce Bluteau and Brother, James (Sallie) Garren.

Wayne is a veteran of the Korean War, where he was awarded the Purple Heart. He was born July 24, 1931 in Malone, NY to David and Gertrude Garren. He later moved to Bluff Point in 1948, where he worked briefly in his father's store before entering the Army. After the service, he was employed at Tillman's Flooring and by Sutherlands Builders from which he retired in 1993.

Wood working was his passion, and he could often be found in his shop overlooking Keuka Lake building something. He took up "chasing golf balls" after he and Barb retired to Zephyrhills, Florida. When able, he loved attending his Grandsons sporting events. He was a life long New York Yankees fan.

As per his wishes, there will be no services.

If wished, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the organization of your choice.

Fond memories may be shared with Wayne's family and friends at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com


Wayne D. Garren

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July 5, 2019

We will always remember the great Scott family reunions that we had at the Keuka Lake State Park. It was always great to visit with Barb and Wayne.

We were very sorry to read about his loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Kevin, Pam, Benjamin, and Meghan Fingar

Bill Baker

June 30, 2019

We have been neighbors of the Garren’s for over 35 years. As neighbors I would meet Wayne on the road doing various chores on our properties and I always enjoyed discussions with him. He would always ask questions about my family and myself. You could tell he was not a self-promoter who bragged about his accomplishments. Earlier I had learned that he had fought in the Korean War and I learned he was a self-made man who excelled in wood working. He had a quiet self-confidence. He let his actions and deeds in life speak for him. You could tell he was a man of character and I respected and admired him. Rarely would Wayne allow me to help him on his property because he was such a proud man and a rugged individual. However, more recently, when he became ill, he relented and allowed me to help. I took great satisfaction in being allowed to do so and enjoyed being invited to chat after the work was done, with Barb and Wayne and share a Yuengling. Barb and Wayne were the best and most generous next door neighbors anyone could have. Mary Ellen , Erik and I send our most sincere sympathy and fond regards to Barb, Lorraine and Greg’s families.

Kevin Skardinski

June 29, 2019

Miss you "dad". Thank you for letting me be a part of your family. Your craftsmanship and work ethic will be missed greatly. Thanks for all you did for all of us!
I will miss watching a football or baseball game with the sound off with you!
Thank You for being a great husband, father, and grandfather to all of us!
Love and miss you dad!