From the Chatsworth Plaindealer
JUNE 18, 1942
A telephone message Wednesday to James Garrity from Chicago announced the sudden death there yesterday (June 17) afternoon of Fred Garrity, a former Chatsworth man.
Mr. Fred Garrity, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Malachi Garrity, was born in Forrest township, southwest of Chatsworth, Nov. 25, 1872. He spent his boyhood in this locality and was married in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Miss Gertrude Ryan, also a former Chatsworth girl.
The moved to Chicago 33 years ago where Mr. Garrity engaged in business with his brother, E.C. Garrity, in the wholesale plumbing and heating supply business. Of late years Mr. Garrity was a part of a large company which owned and operated busses in several large cities and was an office executive. His death is thought to have been from a heart attack and was sudden and unexpected.
Funeral services will be held in Chicago Saturday morning with burial there.
He is survived by his wife and four daughters, namely, Sister Collett, Indianapolis; Mrs. Robert Bain, Chicago; Mrs. Gordon Kelley, Indianapolis; and Mrs. John Wilson, Kankakee; and the following sisters and brothers; J.W. Garrity, Chatsworth; E.C. Garrity, Chicago; Mrs. J.P. O'Brien, Chicago; Leo Garrity, Chicago, and Sister M. Una, of Washington, D.C. There are three grandchildren, one aunt, Mrs. William Nolan, Odell, and many nieces and nephews.