Final Patrol: Trooper Philip C. Gargan (Retired)

Greenfield Center - Philip C. Gargan, 81, of Greenfield Center, NY passed away, surrounded by his family, on March 13, 2022, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.Philip was born, June 15, 1940, to John and Elizabeth Gargan of New York, NY. On April 4, 1964, Philip married the love of his life, Lillian, and left the city to begin their lives in Saratoga Springs. In March 1979, they moved to Greenfield Center where they built a beautiful home and life together. Philip was a New York State Trooper for 29 years and served his community as a Saratoga Springs school board member and Greenfield town building inspector. His passions included history, aviation, and books. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lillian, three daughters, Louise Bublak (Richard), Christine Gargan, and Gabrielle Gargan-Godlewski (Brian), and four grandchildren, Alexander Bublak (Ronie), Nicholas Bublak, Anastasia Godlewski and Alexandra Godlewski. Relatives and friends may call from 2-4pm and 6-8pm, Friday, March 18 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518-584-5373). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11am, Saturday, March 19 at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 3159 NY-9N, Greenfield Center, NY. Burial will be private.Online remembrances may be made at

Published by The Saratogian from Mar. 15 to Mar. 16, 2022.

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