Statement from Senator Yaw on Passing of Retired Rep. Garth Everett

“We are all very saddened to hear of Garth’s passing.  I knew Garth for many years before he was a state legislator.  We both graduated from Montoursville High School, and he always jokingly made a point to let everyone know that I graduated way before he did. 

As veterans, we talked frequently about our service.  He went on to make a career in the Air Force.  Later we served in the same law firm together.

Our paths crossed many times.  We were both members of the Penn College Board of Directors, members of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors and the Chesapeake Bay Commission Board of Directors.

Although there were times when we didn’t speak often with one another because our schedules differed, when we did get together, after about five minutes, we were up to speed and on the same page.  That working relationship was invaluable to our representation of our constituents. 

To have known him and to have enjoyed his personality and lighthearted character was truly a privilege.  I will miss my friend.  I offer my condolences to his wife, Sue, his family and many, many friends.”

-Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23)

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