James Garrett

James E. "Cricket" Garrett

Friday, December 27th, 1946 - Thursday, October 24th, 2019
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TROY James Edward “Cricket” Garrett, died October 24, 2019. He was born in Jennings, LA on December 27, 1946. He was the son of the late Howard and Ruth (Engelbrecht) Garrett. For over 52 years he shared his life with Maryann.

Cricket was raised in Colorado; joined the US Army at 17 and is a Vietnam Veteran. He retired from the Watervliet Arsenal after 31 years in telecommunications. He had a second career in IT with St. Peter’s Health Partners. Cricket excelled in troubleshooting detailed problems. He was always willing to help a friend with computer or electrical problems.

Cricket was a longtime member of the Cohoes Waterford Elks, Lodge #1317 and twice named “Elk of the Year”.

He is survived by his son, James T. Garrett (Linda) and daughter Christine Garrett (Scott Trzaska); also four grandchildren; Blair, Adam, Amanda and William; two sisters, 3 brothers and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may visit at the Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 105 Vliet Blvd., Cohoes on Tuesday October 29th from 4-6 pm

Inurnment with full military honors will be in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville at the convenience of the family

Those wishing to remember Cricket in a special way may make memorial donation to a charity of one’s choice
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Fitzgerald Funeral Home
    105 Vliet Blvd.
    COHOES, NY 12047
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery
    200 Duell Road
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.


  • Elks Lodge
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
  • US Army
  • Vietnam Service Medal


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Bill Charbonneau

Posted at 01:12pm
We are sorry to hear of Cricket's passing. We spent many hours with him at the Lodge listening to his stories, his wealth of information and enjoying his sense of humor. He will be missed.

Bill & Sue Charbonneau

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