Thomas J. McGarvey, Jr. – 9/15/2020

September 17th, 2020

Thomas James McGarvey, Jr., 45, of Boothwyn passed away on Tuesday, September 15th at his home.  He was born in Media to Thomas and Beverly Johnson McGarvey.  He was a graduate of Garnet Valley High School with the class of 1994.  He later went on to graduate from Widener University with a degree in Criminal Justice.  While at GVHS, Thomas played football and continued throughout his life to be an avid sports fan, especially of the Philadelphia teams and Notre Dame football.  Tom was also musically inclined.  He taught himself to play guitar and enjoyed going to concerts with friends.

He was predeceased by his father, Thomas J. McGarvey, Sr.  He is survived by his children, Thomas J. McGarvey III, and Taylor Jayne McGarvey; stepdaughter, Alyssa Ferrill; Mother, Beverly Bartholomew; sisters, Dawn Fortuna (Michael) and Colleen Biddle (Scott); several nephews and one niece.

His burial and funeral services are private and intended for immediate family only.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tom’s GoFundMe page @

13 thoughts on “Thomas J. McGarvey, Jr. – 9/15/2020

  • By Chantel (Burns) Walsh on

    Bev, my mom want me to send our condolences to you and Tommy’s family. We are so sorry for your sudden loss. May he rest in paradise.

  • By Michele Chesser on

    I knew Tom when he worked at Comcast. Always a smile, a good word and a sense of humor. I’m very sorry to hear this.

    Thinking of you and your family.


  • By Bruce & Anna Palmisano on

    I’m so so sorry q the loss of a father and a son, Tommy Jr & Taylor I love you stay Safe in Gods grace. AMEN. <.

  • By Dominic Castaldo on

    Beverly and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May he Rest In Peace.

  • By Nancy K. Kennedy on

    Beverly and the McGarvey family: I am truly sorry for the untimely passing of Tommy, Jr.,sending my thoughts and prayers to his family and friends at this difficult time. With sympathy. Nancy Kardine Kennedy

  • By Thomas Fry on

    Beverly and family please know that with complete love and understanding Tom & I truly know of the journey that lies before you.
    It doesn’t matter the age or the manner of his passing he’s still your little boy and we hope and pray that the good memories left behind will help ease the grief and sorrow.
    Life has been a challenge in so many ways for so many people in our circle of family and friends and as the days go by you will think about and remember your son and achieve a peace and acceptance that only time will bless you with.
    Tom & Teresa

  • By Geri and Bub on

    Oh Bev. We are so sorry to hear this. Condolences to your family.

  • By Barbara Jo Apichella on

    My sincere condolences to Tom’s family and friends.

  • By The Freemans on


    You are in our prayers. Please let’s us know if you need anything.

    Natalie Heather & Mark Freeman

  • By Abby Shew on

    Dawn and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you

  • By Don Paterson on

    So sorry for your loss you’re in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time God will get us through this barrier in our life just know that there’s no more suffering and he’s flying with the angels

  • By Howard and Pat Pyle on

    We are so sorry to hear about Tommy and prayers for his family. He will be missed by all of his friends and family who loved him ❤

  • By Patti&bill Ruditys on

    Bev and family so sorry for your loss.please accept our deepest sympathy.their is no greater loss than the lost of a child. Love Patti&Bill

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