Harold C. Garth

BROOKSTON -- Harold Charles "Chuck" Garth, 68, of 4738 N. Horseshoe Lane, died at 11:35 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2005, in his residence. He had been in ill health since 2000.

Born May 16, 1936, in Chicago, he was a 1954 graduate of Jefferson High School.

He graduated first in his class at a nuclear power school in New London, Conn. He also graduated from reactor operator school in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. and received his bachelors in engineering from Indiana University/ Purdue University in Kokomo.

Mr. Garth was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars, serving from 1954 to 1963 with the Navy on nuclear submarines as a first class electrician. He participated in the launching and commissioning of USS Snook.

He married Peggy Curts on July 12, 1959, in New London, Conn., and she survives.

Mr. Garth worked as an electrician and electronic engineer at Delco Electronics until his retirement in 1997. He also owned and operated Garth Manufacturing Service.

He was a member of American Legion Post 75 in Delphi. He was a former member of Buck Creek F&AM, Delphi Veterans of Foreign Wars and 40&8 of Lafayette. He was also a former officer at the Merou Grotto in West Lafayette.

Mr. Garth was an avid golfer.

Surviving with his wife are three sons, Tim Garth of Phoenix, Ariz., Toby Garth of Delphi and Chris Garth (wife: Laura) of Buck Creek; a sister, Carolyn Ferguson of Mesa, Ariz.; a brother, Leon Jagla (wife: Fran) of Seattle, Wash.; and his stepfather, Henry Jagla of Mesa.