Garrett Vaughn Spada, 26, of Philadelphia died March 9, 2020. Born in Livingston, he grew up in Rockaway.
Mr. Spada worked in New Jersey for several years before moving to Bucks County, Pa., where he worked in construction and as a landscape designer.
A lover of sports, he swam competitively, played baseball and football, wrestled, and was on several championship teams. He was a second-degree (Ni-Dan) black belt in Okinawan Karate and won many awards and top rankings in kumite and kata karate competitions. He was a lifeguard in the summers during his school years.
He graduated from Morris Knolls High School and attended University of Rhode Island.
Predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Philip Spada, and his maternal grandparents, Bernard and Sara Simon, he is survived by his parents, Andrew and Susan Spada of Rockaway; two brothers, Zachary and Ryan of Rockaway; and his paternal grandmother, Rose Spada.
Services were held March 23 with arrangements by J.L. Apter Memorial Chapels, Cedar Grove. Memorial contributions may be made to CARES, 25 West Main St., Rockaway, N.J. 07866 (morris.caresnj.org/donate).