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Walter "George" Gallagher Obituary

Walter "George" Gallagher

February 21, 2016
Resided in Athens, NY
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Walter "George" Gallagher of Home Sweet Home, Second St., Athens passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Albany Medical Center. He was 85.

George was born in Newark, NJ, a son of the late Walter and Evelyn Haas Gallagher, and brother to the late Jane Gallagher. He spent his childhood and most of his adulthood in New Jersey, moving to upstate New York almost 20 years ago.

George is survived by his loving family, Lillian Gallagher of Ravena, Jeanne McTeigue of Palenville, Meghan McCready and her husband Ross of Castleton, Martin Schmidt and his fiancé Taran Smith of Palenville, Virginia Rappleyea and her husband Heath of Ravena, Kathryn McTeigue of Palenville. He has a large extended family, including the Trub, Wehrlen, Hoffman, Pepe, Luvender and Ross families. He was a cherished uncle to Alex, Allison, Liam, Lillian and Amelia. In addition, George is survived by many dear friends at Home Sweet Home and Barnwell.

George enjoyed socializing with his family and friends, including those he came to know through the day program in Barnwell. He particularly enjoyed his excursions with the program. He loved to watch and play all sports and even had thoughts of becoming a sports broadcaster or head coach. You would find him sitting outside most sunny days. He loved anything involving the emergency services, especially the fire department. Over the years, he befriended many of the local firemen.

A gathering of family and friends will be conducted on Sunday from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Hgts., Catskill. A Celebration of Life will be held in the end of April. Full details to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Athens Volunteer Fire Department.

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Gathering of family and friends
Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home
139 Jefferson Heights
Catskill, NY USA 12414
Sunday, February 28, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home
139 Jefferson Heights
Catskill, NY USA 12414
Sunday, February 28, 2016
6:45 PM