In memory of
Joseph Burton Gallagher
In memory of
Joseph Burton Gallagher
Joseph Burton Gallagher, 92, of Lewes, Del., passed away Tuesday at his home. He was born on July 24, 1928, in Hazleton, son of the late John E. and Dorothy Gallagher. Joe was a proud veteran, having honorably served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Macon CA-132 during World War II. He was employed by the Chrysler Corp. as an industrial engineer for 35 dedicated years, until his retirement in 1987. Joe was a member of American Legion Post 28, a life member of the Elks in New Castle and Cape Henlopen, a member of Hiram Lodge No. 25, A.F. & A.M. in Newark since April 3, 1961. An extremely talented woodworker, Joe enjoyed making custom furniture and his neighbors could always count on him to restore any item needing repair. He was in his woodshop as recently as a week ago. Above all, Joe cherished time with those he held most dear. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend who will be deeply missed by all who had the good fortune to know him. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his son, Richard Joseph Gallagher. He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Donna (Harrison) Gallagher, Lewes, Del.; his daughter, Dr. Coleen Weil (John), Hebron, Md.; his grandchildren, Jason Howell, Olympia, Wash.; Amanda Howell, Dundalk, Md.; Solomon Weil, Portland, Ore.; Ella Indarta, Portland, Ore.; and Shannon Gallagher, Nicholas Gallagher and Derrick Gallagher, all of Southfield, Mich.; and Mariah Gallagher, Melvindale, Mich.; and his great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Nathaniel Howell, Olympia, Wash.; Zidane and Raza Indarta, Portland, Ore.; Aleah Gallagher, Southfield, Mich.; and Dy'Ante Murphy, Melvindale, Mich. Services will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Joe's memory to Grass Roots Rescue at https://www .grrde.org/donate . To visit Joe's Life Memorial webpage and sign his online guestbook, visit www .parsellfuneralhomes.com .
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16961 Kings Highway
Lewes, DE 19958
In memory of
Joseph Burton Gallagher
Joseph Burton Gallagher, 92, of Lewes, Del., passed away Tuesday at his home. He was born on July 24, 1928, in Hazleton, son of the late John E. and Dorothy Gallagher. Joe was a proud veteran, having honorably served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Macon CA-132 during World War II. He was employed by the Chrysler Corp. as an industrial engineer for 35 dedicated years, until his retirement in 1987. Joe was a member of American Legion Post 28, a life member of the Elks in New Castle and Cape Henlopen, a member of Hiram Lodge No. 25, A.F. & A.M. in Newark since April 3, 1961. An extremely talented woodworker, Joe enjoyed making custom furniture and his neighbors could always count on him to restore any item needing repair. He was in his woodshop as recently as a week ago. Above all, Joe cherished time with those he held most dear. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend who will be deeply missed by all who had the good fortune to know him. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his son, Richard Joseph Gallagher. He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Donna (Harrison) Gallagher, Lewes, Del.; his daughter, Dr. Coleen Weil (John), Hebron, Md.; his grandchildren, Jason Howell, Olympia, Wash.; Amanda Howell, Dundalk, Md.; Solomon Weil, Portland, Ore.; Ella Indarta, Portland, Ore.; and Shannon Gallagher, Nicholas Gallagher and Derrick Gallagher, all of Southfield, Mich.; and Mariah Gallagher, Melvindale, Mich.; and his great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Nathaniel Howell, Olympia, Wash.; Zidane and Raza Indarta, Portland, Ore.; Aleah Gallagher, Southfield, Mich.; and Dy'Ante Murphy, Melvindale, Mich. Services will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Joe's memory to Grass Roots Rescue at https://www .grrde.org/donate . To visit Joe's Life Memorial webpage and sign his online guestbook, visit www .parsellfuneralhomes.com .
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Parsell Funeral Home
16961 Kings Highway
Lewes, DE 19958
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