Born in Hammonton, NJ, he was raised and lived there most of his life. Mr. Garvey was a member of the following organizations: the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, where he served as Chairman of the Board in 1994, Eastern Equipment, Institute of Packaging Professionals, International Machine Tool Builders Association, and the Packaging Education Forum. He lectured about manufacturing lines at various universities and trade associations throughout the country. Mr. Garvey is survived by his wife Rita; two sons, Ben and Jake; his daughter, Sarah; two brothers, Thomas Garvey, Jr. and John Garvey; three sisters, Diane Fucetola, Elizabeth Penzaand and Marie Phero.
Joe Angel, vp/publisher of Packaging World says, "We are deeply saddened by the loss of our good friend, Mark Garvey. He was one of the true innovators in packaging machinery, but more importantly, had an incredible sense of family. On behalf of all of us at Packaging World, we extend our thoughts and prayers to the Garvey family at this time."
The family asks that donations in Mark's memory can be made to:
The Hospice of Moorestown
VNA 10 East Stowe Road
Marlton, NJ 08053