Joseph Garbowski, a longtime resident of Sag Harbor, died at Southampton Hospital on Wednesday, July 3. He was 70 years old.
Born in Southampton on August 21, 1942, he was the son of John E. and Anne (Davorak) Garbowski.
A graduate of Pierson High School, Mr. Garbowski served in the U.S. Air Force from 1961 to 1965. He worked for the federal government.
Mr. Garbowski enjoyed fishing on his boat and just being involved with anything on the water, said his family. He loved playing golf and had been the champion several times at the Sag Harbor Golf Club.
Bird watching and gardening were among his pastimes, and he loved taking trips to Pennsylvania to spend time with his grandchildren.
Mr. Garbowski is survived by his wife, the former Audrey Miller; a son Joseph A. Garbowski, Jr., of Cambridge, Me.; and a daughter, Diane Krebs and husband James of Dover, Penn. He is also survived by five grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by a brother, Eugene Garbowski, of Brussels, Wisc.
Visitation was at Yardley & Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor. Interment was at St. Andrews Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps or the American Cancer Society.