Kathleen E. Garske (nee Johnson), age 62, of Cream Ridge, passed away with her loving family by her side on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Compassionate Care Hospice at RWJ in Hamilton. She was born in Fort Worth Texas to the late Cecil and Elizabeth Johnson (nee Healy) on April 9, 1956. At the age of 19, Kathleen married the love of her life Richard Garske and the couple had three children. She worked as a Corporate Foundations Coordinator for the Deborah Heart and Lung Foundation for 30 years. Kathleen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Kathleen is predeceased by her parents. She leaves behind her devoted husband, Richard Garske of Cream Ridge; her three sons, James Garske and his wife Jesse, Daryl Garske and his wife Danielle and Michael Garske and longtime partner Jennifer; her four adored grandchildren; a brother Tim Johnson and his wife Sherry; a very special sister-in-law, Kathleen Harper who was with Kathleen until the very end and many friends and neighbors.
Services for Kathleen are being held private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Kathleen’s memory to the Ocean County Animal Facility, 615 Freemont Ave, Jackson, NJ 08527. All arrangements are under the direction of the Tilghman Funeral Home, New Egypt, New Jersey.