John Garris
John Garris

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John Garris, 95, passed away Thursday morning, May 25, 2023 at home.


Born in Greece, John immigrated to the United States in the late 1950 initially to Elizabeth.  He met the love of his life, Bertha Buvka and the pair quickly married.  They settled to Middlesex in August of 1978.


John owned and operated several diners in the in the area, most notably the Sunset Diner as well as the Willows Diner in Green Brook. John enjoyed spending time in the garden and took pride in learning the trade of electrical and masonry.


John will be remembered for enjoying the company of his friends and family either in his home or restaurant as well as for his words of wisdom, “to offer a cup of coffee to anyone who comes to your home”.


Predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Bertha Garris; surviving are his son, Theodore Garris and wife Suzanne; grandson, Yianni Garris; nephew, Demetri Zairis and his caretaker, Brendalee Monteith.


Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 2, 20023 at 8:45am in the Middlesex Funeral Home, 528 Bound Brook Road, Middlesex NJ 08846 followed by a funeral mass in St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1101 River Road, Piscataway NJ 0854 followed by entombment in Resurrection Burial Park, Piscataway.


Family and friends may gather in the funeral home on Thursday, June 1, 2023 from 5-7PM.



5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, June 1, 2023
Middlesex Funeral Home
528 Bound Brook Road
Middlesex, New Jersey, United States

Funeral Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, June 2, 2023
St. George Greek Orthodox Church
1101 River Road
Piscataway, New Jersey, United States


11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, June 2, 2023
Resurrection Burial Park
899 E Lincoln Ave
Piscataway, New Jersey, United States
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John Garris

1928 - 2023

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