Bill McGarrity

Mr. Bill McGarrity of Torresdale, died peacefully at Jefferson Torresdale Hospital on February 15th in Philadelphia PA at the age of 83, as a result of a sudden tragic accident.

Bill is survived by his former spouse Jean McGarrity (Winter), daughters; Cheryl Bechler (Bill), Karen Mullenax (James) and son; Bill McGarrity (Darlene). He is preceded in death by his daughter Mary Nolan and her spouse Reds. He has five grandchildren; Melanie Godhania (Rakesh), John Schlack (former spouse Jill), Carl Bechler, Brett Bechler and Patrick Baisden (Melisa), and great-grandchildren Kasey, Gwen, Jake, Mia, Molly, Ahmaar, Mehya, Jayda, Logan and Max.

Bill had a great appreciation for nature and the outdoors; he loved Pennypack Park and the river at Linden Avenue. He visited his friends and “family” at the Dining Car and Dunkin Donuts every day, and always offered a helping hand to his neighbors on Walker Street.

Per Bill’s wishes there will be no services. If you wish, donations to honor Bill’s memory may be made at