Thomas “Thom” J. McGarvey Jr.

Posted On January 26th, 2014 -

26-Thom-McGarveyJan. 8, 2014

A memorial service for Thomas “Thom” J. McGarvey Jr. will be held Feb. 3 at the Saint Louis School/ Chaminade University Mystical Rose Oratory.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m., followed by a service at 6:30 p.m.

McGarvey, for more than three decades the executive director of the Miss Hawaii Scholarship Pageant, died Jan. 8 at age 70. He took the struggling beauty pageant to new heights beginning in 1981, bringing on live TV coverage and creating a foundation to provide scholarships for coeds seeking the Miss America title and expanded visibility for the pageant.

Under his watch, he produced two Miss Americas from Hawaii: Carolyn Sapp in 1992 and Angela Baraquio in 2001.


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