( 1926 – 2019 )
Always generously supporting his family, PIT students, the CDI family, Scouts, and caring causes.
Walt Garrison is now at peace in the arms of his Lord. He died quietly Sunday morning, February 24.
A Celebration of his remarkable life will be held in the Theater of Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, 800 Manchester Avenue, Media, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, March 30, at 2:00 p.m., when the Honor Guard will march down the aisles. Memorabilia of his life will be presented on the College’s sun porch, opening at 1:00 p.m.
Our Mr. “G” was the guiding light, leader, and inspiration for Pennsylvania Institute of Technology’s STUDENT SUCCESS mission/vision since he founded the College in 1953. He served PIT with a hand on his heart. Graduation Day was the most important day of his year. Hands-on was his creed. While we never saw him driving the snowplow or the backhoe, we know he yearned to, and we can envision a boyish grin on his face as he did!
In our minds and hearts, Mr. “G” is still bounding up the stairs, shaking hands with his vice-like grip, plunging into the depths of an issue, and asking those stomach-churning questions about something he was never supposed to uncover. Those clear blue eyes alone could freeze a foe or warm a friend. He was always there to generously support his family, PIT students, the CDI family, Scouts, and caring causes. They were but a small segment of the thousands of recipients of his life-changing, helping hand.
In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes contributions to the Walter Garrison Education Fund. Any donation is tax deductible. The fund is held by the College:
Head over to the Donate Page or send in donations at the address below.
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology,
800 Manchester Avenue,
Media, PA 19063,
Attn: Annamarie Cassidy. Contact 610.892.1520.