Albert C. Galka
Albert C. Galka, 90, Dunmore, died Sunday at Mountain View Care Center. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, the former Adeline L. "Addie" Abbott, on Nov. 5, 2014. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Thomas and Victoria Niemiec Galka. He was a WWII Army Air Force veteran, having served as a corporal in Italy in 1943. Before retirement, he was a self-employed carpenter and was a member of S.S. Anthony and Rocco Parish, Dunmore. He was a life member of the McHugh-Bushweller VFW Post 3474, Dunmore. He was also a member of the Elite Social Club, Dunmore, the Lithuanian Tauras Club, the North Scranton Polish Club and the Waldorf Club. His family would like to thank the staff of Life Geisinger on the campus of Marywood University for all the care given in the years he was a patient . Surviving are a daughter, Joanne Walsh and husband, Robert, Dunmore; three sons, Thomas and wife, Catherine; and Stephen and wife, Elaine, all of Roaring Brook Twp.; and Albert and wife, Patricia, Archbald; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Mable Cigna, Scranton; nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Jeffrey Galka on July 5, 2015; and brothers, Stanley, Thomas, Joseph, Walter, Edward and John; and sisters, Victoria Czachor, Gertrude Hayduk, Mary Sobuto, Helen Kakareka, Annie Martin and Katherine Venesky. The funeral will be Wednesday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street, Dunmore. Interment in the Italian-American Cemetery, Minooka section. Family and friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday morning from 9 to 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or to the Patients Activity Fund, c/o Mt. View Care Center, 2309 Stafford Ave., Scranton, PA 18505. To offer an online condolence, visit www.theDunmoreFuneralHome.com .
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