Hugh Michael “Gal” Gallagher, 69, beloved husband of Kathleen (Lawless) Gallagher, died Monday, December 3, peacefully, surrounded by family.
He was born in South Philadelphia to the late Hugh and the late Lennie May (Boring) Gallagher and has lived in the Spring City area since 1981. He is a graduate of Bishop Neuman High School, and retired after 30 years as a police officer for the Reading Rail Road/Conrail organization. He was the proud owner and operator of Gallagher’s Tavern since 1987. He was a lifetime member of Post 602 of The American Legion, The F. O. P. of Philadelphia, and St. Josephs Church. A life long Notre Dame fan, and of all things Irish, a daily reader of the paper, he was well known for his generosity to the community and his wonderful sense of humor. He also served in the U. S. Marine Corps.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three children, John Gallagher, Brendan Gallagher, and Bridget Alabakoff; three grandchildren Julian, Danon and Lillian; three sisters Teresa Kapusniak, Elizabeth Peteraf, and Nancy Ozlek, and his brother Sean Gallagher; and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his son, Hugh Michael Gallagher, Jr. , husband of Angelique Gallagher Calvanese.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend his funeral mass at St. Joseph Church, 3640 Schuylkill Rd., Spring City, on Saturday, December 8, at 10:15 AM with Rev Charles O’Hara officiating. Visitation will be held at Shalkop Grace & Strunk Funeral Home, 135 Bridge St. Spring City, on Friday, December 7, from 6 PM to 9 PM; and on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at St. Josephs Church. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Phoenixville.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to The Hugh Michael Gallagher, Jr., Memorial Fund 3639 Schuylkill Rd. Spring City, PA 19475
Online condolences can be made at www.sgsfuneralhome.com. Shalkop Grace & Strunk Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.