John T. Jarvie, Sr., of Kearny, passed away on July 11, 2017. He was 95. Visiting will be on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. st the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny.Service Saturday at 10 a.m. inthe funeral home. Burial will follow at Arlington Cemetery.
John was an Art Director with Schiffman Ferguson Stone Advertising Agency. He was also the in house Art Director for Woman's World Daily. He was a member of The Salamagundi Art Club. John was a soldier during WWII in a highly specialized unit and is credited with being the inspiration for the PBS movie The Ghost Army.
Husband of the late Kathleen (nee Clark) Jarvie, he is the loving companion of Kathleen Butler "Kat"and father of John T. Jarvie, Jr. (Debra). Brother of the late Janet Johnson, May Jarvie and Alexander Jarvie, he is also survived by his grandchildren Kaitlin and John along with his loving nieces and nephews; Karin Close, George Johnson, Martha Gavin, Alan Jarvie and David Jarvie.
In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to The Ghost Army Legacy project 190 Bridge Street #4409 Salem, Mass. 01970