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Kenneth Malcolm Garside

July 6, 1957 — November 9, 2020

Kenneth M. “Ken” Garside, age 63 of Nashville and formerly of New Jersey, passed away peacefully on November 9, 2020 at his home. Ken was born on July 6, 1957 in Flushing Queens, New York to the late Malcolm and Juanita Garside. He was raised in Flushing Queens until 1969 when he moved to Clinton Township, New Jersey. Ken graduated from North Hunterton High School in 1975, received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University in 1980, and later his Master’s Degree in Business from NJIT. He enjoyed a successful career in engineering, working for Lockheed, Robert C. Bogart and Associates, Conmec, Inc., and was currently a partner at Affiliated Engineering Laboratories. Ken loved his family dearly and always made an effort to stay connected and show each family member that they were special, however his two daughters brought him his greatest joy. Ken enjoyed travelling with his family, playing golf, tennis, pool, sports of any kind, and anything on the water. He loved anything mechanical, the bigger the machine the better. Ken was endearing, very social and never met a stranger, he will be deeply missed by his family and friends. In addition to his parents, Ken was preceded in death by his daughter, Kaitlyn A. Garside. He is survived by his loving wife, Robyn L. Leahy Garside; daughter, Lauren E. Garside Williamson (Nicholas); sisters, Ann Garside (Margaret McCabe), Maggie Heilman, and Nancy Thompson (Matthew); brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Kevin Leahy and Karen Leahy; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Sean Leahy and Donna Leahy. A Celebration of Ken’s Life will be held in New Jersey at a later date. Arrangements Entrusted To: Sumner Funeral & Cremation, Gallatin (615)452-9059 www.sumnerfuneral.com
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