Jack Garrity is an American actor known for appearing in numerous television series and films. It is estimated that his estimated net worth ranges between $1 Million to $3 Million.
He starred on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and other films including The Luring and American Zombieland.
Early Life and Education
Garrity excelled at three sports at Medford High School: hockey, baseball and football. After serving in World War II with the Army and enrolling at Boston University as an All-Eastern and All-American hockey player – scoring 84 goals with 51 assists over two years as a varsity ice player – Garrity became an All-American All-Eastern hockey player, scoring 51 goals of his own as a varsity ice player!
Garrity also coached and refereed hockey, teaching at several area schools as a coach/referee and receiving induction into the US Hockey, Massachusetts Hockey and Boston University Athletic Halls of Fame.
John Garrity III of Falmouth and Elsa Foord from Newport News VA are his grandchildren; two great granddaughters will also attend. A Funeral Mass will be held Monday November 21st at St John the Evangelist Parish at 841 Shore Rd in Pocasset MA starting at 10AM before burial will take place at the town cemetery.
Garrity served in both the U.S. Army and Navy during World War II, earning numerous honors including Distinguished Service Medal and Air Medal (with oak leaf cluster), five Bronze Battle Stars, a Good Conduct medal, and Asiatic-Pacific ribbons. He later owned and operated passenger transportation services in New York.
After leaving military life, he transitioned into transit at New York State Public Transportation Authority. While working there he established a modern metro bus system as well as expanding operations with multi-county park and ride systems and Lift Line services for disabled citizens; while also developing intra county systems.
Additionally, he was active in senior amateur and hockey on greater Boston rinks, coaching high school and college hockey programs and refereeing games at both amateur, high school, and NCAA college levels until age 70. In recognition of this dedication he was honored with induction into US Hockey, Massachusetts Hockey, and Boston University Athletic Halls of Fame.
Achievement and Honors
Garrity was an outstanding hockey player at Medford High School and earned selection to the US Olympic Team as a freshman at Boston University (BU). As an active varsity player for only two seasons at both levels he set numerous school and NCAA records during this time.
The Sisters could not have found a more fitting successor for Coach Garrity than Alice Wells High School (AWHS) Head Basketball Coach Paul Garrity. In 1952, AWHS fielded its inaugural varsity basketball team in league competition and won both Catholic Conference and Class B State Championships with junior players as their oldest members.
At age 83, Garrity returned to a Boston University tournament for the pregame dinner and watch his beloved Terriers beat Miami of Ohio in overtime in the championship game – one of the highlights of his life! Sadly, on August 31st at Epoch Senior Care in Brookline Massachusetts due to respiratory failure he passed away.
Garrity won two GBI Hockey League and Massachusetts state championship titles during his time as head coach of Medford High School’s hockey team between 1943 and 1944, as well as being named leading scorer on two local teams that won National Senior AHAUS championships between 1959 and 1960. Before enlisting with the Army Air Corps during World War II, he led Medford High’s hockey team to win both GBI Hockey League and Massachusetts state titles from 1943 and 1944 respectively. After the war he played senior amateur hockey including leading scorer roles on two local teams that won National Senior AHAUS championships 1959 and 1960.
After graduating college, he went on to serve as both teacher and coach at Archbishop Williams and Medford High Schools, become a referee, and even continued playing organized hockey well into his 80s. In 2009, Jack Parker asked him from Florida home to address the BU Terriers before their NCAA tournament game in Washington D.C. With that motivational pep talk delivered from home he led them all with gusto into victory!
John Paul “Jack” Garrity was an American ice hockey player who competed at the 1948 Winter Olympic Games for Team USA and helped win gold medal. Later, in 1986 he was honored by being inducted into United States Hockey Hall of Fame.
Garrity was raised in a family with strong work ethics, which helped him foster perseverance and drive to reach his goals.
He was an exceptional military serviceman during World War II and received multiple honors, such as the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Oakleaf Cluster, five Bronze Battle Stars, Good Conduct Medal and finally passing away aged 89 in 2015.