Edward E. Garber Sr., 73, truck salesman


Edward Eugene Garber Sr., a truck salesman and car enthusiast, died Tuesday of complications of diabetes at Northwest Hospital Center. The Eldersburg resident was 73.

Born in Brooklandville and raised in Garrison, he was a 1946 graduate of Franklin High School in Reisterstown. He then served in the Army in Alaska.

He retired two years ago from American Freightliner of Washington, where he sold emergency vehicles and trucks. He previously had worked for Baltimore Freightliner.

Mr. Garber earlier was employed in the downtown Baltimore office of General Motors Corp. as zone service representative and claims administrator.

He was an avid car enthusiast who restored and repaired vehicles. He also enjoyed golf and travel.

He was a former member of Freedom District Optimist Club in Eldersburg and the Westminster Elks.

Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Burrier-Queen Funeral Home, 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, the former Augusta Cook; three sons, Edward E. Garber Jr. and W. Brad Garber, both of Eldersburg, and Timothy S. Garber of Finksburg; three brothers, Robert Garber of Ellicott City, John Whitcomb of Eldersburg and Stanley Garber of Cape Coral, Fla.; four sisters, Betty Gusler of Reisterstown, Hilda Sullivan of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, Elizabeth Heinbauch of Linthicum and Eleanor Beck of Bath, Maine; and seven grandchildren.

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