Saturday, July 15, 2023—11:00AM
Owens Funeral Home Chapel
216 Lenox Avenue, New York, New York 10027
Reverend Lance Mann—Officiating
Professor Anthony Evans —Organist
Mt. Rest Cemetery
15 Kakeout Road
Butler, New Jersey 07405
Basil Anthony Garel was born in Linstead, Jamaica to the proud parents of Annie Facey and Audley Garel on August 25, 1934. He was an only child.
Basil attended Jago High School in Spanish Town, Jamaica. He met the late Clare Small (who passed away on August 8, 2022) in Linstead, Jamaica. They had three children together: Clive Anthony Garrell, the late Althea
Garrell (who passed away January 2013) and Theodore Garrell.
Basil married the late Wilhelmina Brown Garel (who passed away August 5, 2022) in Linstead, Jamaica in 1963. They had two children: Raul Washington Garel and Jacqueline Joann Garel Hutton.
Basil met Paulette in Linstead, Jamaica. They had one child named Moyalee Garel. Basil came to the United States on February 1971 settling in the borough of Manhattan.
Basil and Wilhelmina divorced. He married the late Rebecca (who passed on November 23, 2019) on November 23, 1991. They had two stepchildren: Chancena Lockhart and Bnjn Lockhart. The family resided in Walden, New York.
Basil and Rebecca attended Mount Carmel Church of Christ in Newburgh, New York. They also loved vacationing in many places. Basil was a Crane operator in Jamaica. He worked for the Alcan Bauxite Company. He tried out for the Police Academy in Jamaica. Basil was also manager at the Flagg Brothers Shoe store in midtown Manhattan. He briefly worked for the Grey Hound Bus Company in New York.
Later Basil decided to get a job with First Students Bus Company. He worked the company for many years until retired at the age of 75. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. Basil enjoyed hunting. Basil had a love for cars. He owned several cars and a truck. Basil had a great sense of humor and was very charismatic. No one messed with Basil. He will be greatly missed. He leaves to mourn his children, grandchildren, and friends.