US Navy


Honor Mission

William E. McGarr

United States Navy
Cold War Era Veteran

Multi-City, NY - 04/19/2024


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 4, Region 5

About the Mission:

The family of William E. McGarr has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services. William, 82, passed away on March 16, 2024, in Leesburg, Florida.

Born in Glens Falls, New York, William was a proud alumnus of St. Mary’s Academy in Glens Falls, NY, graduating in 1959. Bill served in the United States Navy as an Electronic Technician from 1959 to 1963 aboard the USS Fulton (AS-11), a submarine tender, serving our country during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

 After his discharge from the Navy, he had a successful career at Ciba-Geigy Corporation from 1964 until their closing in 1989. Following this, Bill was employed as the Director of The Warren County Veterans Service Agency from May 1989, until his retirement in August 2009.  Bill was a member of several fraternal organizations, including; the American Legion Post #233 and the Queensbury VFW Post #6196, where he served as their commander 1970-1981; 1988-1990; and 1991-1992.  In addition, he served as the commander of the District 3 Department of NY VFW.

A full obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

04/19/2024 at 10:15am

Staging Location:

St. Mary’s Church
62 Warren St.
Glens Falls, NY 12801

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Dan Nolin
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Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

Updated 8 March 2022

Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: Protect Yourself and Your Family from COVID-19, and CDC Guidelines of 3 March 2022, going forward, the Lead Ride Captain for any mission will be responsible for determining whether PGR members will have to mask up or not. Please ensure that you have a mask with you, should the need arise, and respect the LRC’s decision in these matters.

Special Information:

Members will stand flag line for the arrival of family and friends until 11am service. After service is over, there will be a dignified transfer and then escort to St. Alphonsus Cemetery, 52 Luzerne Rd., Queensbury, NY 12804.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Dan Nolin

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