October 24, 2018
Michael C. Garbutt, 75, Adams Center, passed away Wednesday afternoon in the emergency room of Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, New York. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no funeral or calling hours with burial at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the American Civil Liberties Union, 125 Broad Street, 18 Floor, New York, N.Y. 10004.
Michael was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on January 25, 1943, the son of Kenneth C. and Dorris R. Lancor Garbutt. The family moved to Watertown where he graduated from Watertown High School and he entered the United States Navy serving from 1962 until 1967. Upon his honorable discharge, he applied for apprenticeship with the I.B.E.W., working with the Local-910 from 1970 until his retirement in 1995 as a journeymen electrician. He married Patricia A. Patenaude on March 28, 1970 in the Town of Watertown.
He was a member of the Watertown American Legion Post-61,
and a member of the N.Y.S. Bluebird Society. Mike greatly enjoyed ballroom dancing with his wife and also enjoyed target shooting, fishing and reading.
Along with his wife, Patricia, he is survived by his daughter, Jennifer L. Winahradsky and her husband Kevin M. of North Carolina; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Online condolences to Mike's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.