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Donald Garrett Dies at 94; Was CEO of a Lemon Grove Retirement Home

Flying was his passion and he routinely flew around the United States in a Piper Comanche.

Donald Leroy Garrett—a jack of all trades and CEO of a retirement home in Lemon Grove where he retired in 1978—died March 2, according to a U-T San Diego obituary.

He was 94.

“Don joined the Army Air Corps as a flight instructor at the beginning of World War II and trained pilot cadets how to fly at Thunderbird Field in Glendale, Arizona, until the end of the war,” said his obituary.

“Flying was his passion. Over many years, Don and Mae along with his two siblings, sister, Isabelle McCrae, who was a Women's Airforce Service Pilot (WASP), and his brother, Brig. Gen. Wayne Garrett, MD, and their spouses, routinely flew around different parts of the United States for fun in their Piper Comanche.”

Services were set for 10 a.m. Monday, March 19, at Greenwood Mortuary in San Diego.

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