It is with deep sorrow the Farmington Volunteer Fire Company, the Egg Harbor Township Fire Department, the Atlantic County Firefighters’ Association, and the Atlantic County Fire Chiefs’ Association announce the passing of past-Chief and 50-ye ar Life Member James A. ‘Jim’ Garth, Sr., 75.

Jim was serving as President of the Farmington Volunteer Fire Company, Trustee to the Egg Harbor Township Fire Department Relief Association, Delegate and member of the Executive Committee for the Atlantic County Firefighters’ Association, and a Fire Instructor for the Atlantic County Fire Academy. Jim was also a past-President of the Atlantic County Fire Chiefs’ Association, a Life Member of the New Jersey State Fire Chiefs Parade Judges Association, served on the Atlantic County Fire Training Advisory Board, the Egg Harbor Township Planning Board, was a member of the Fraternal Order of Oddfellows, Veteran of the United States Navy, member of American Legion Post 352 of Somers Point, Charter member and past-President of the Pleasant Woods Youth Organization.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s name to Emmanuel Church Building Fund, PO Box 292, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215; or Farmington Volunteer Fire Company, 301 Maple Avenue, Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234. 

– Fire News photos by Dennis C. Sharpe