Michael J. Gallagher, 69, Ephrata, civil engineer at PennVest, attended OMPH

By on August 6, 2014

Michael Joseph Gallagher, 69, of Ephrata, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014 at Hershey Medical Center.

He was the husband of Joann P. (Granato) Gallagher, with whom he celebrated 47 years of marriage on January 7, 2014.

Born in Darby, Michael was a son of the late Francis A. and Elizabeth B. (Carr) Gallagher.

He served in the U.S. Army Reserves and held a degree from the University of Delaware. Michael worked as a Civil Engineer and retired from PennVest as a Project Specialist after 23 years. In addition, he worked in private practice performing building inspection, code enforcement, and most recently, mediation and rate analysis.

Michael was a parishioner at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church in Ephrata and served as Eucharistic Minister. He was also mediator for the Center For Community Peace Making.Michael was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, devoted husband, a kind and generous man, and caring mentor.

In addition to his wife, Joann: Michael is survived by three children: Theresa-Lynn Adelizzi of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Kelly Ann, wife of Christopher Hull of Ephrata, and Michael J. Gallagher, Jr., husband of John Carroll of New York, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother: Thomas A. Gallagher of Collingdale.

In addition to his parents; Michael was preceded in death by one son: Stephen Thomas Gallagher; and one brother: Francis A. Gallagher, Jr.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, Ephrata, on Aug. 1. Final Commendation and Farewell followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Ephrata.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stephen T. Gallagher Fund, a fund to support LGBT youth, c/o William Way Community Center, 1315 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19107.

To send an online condolence, visit gravenorhomeforfunerals.com. Arrangements by Gravenor Home for Funerals, Ephrata.

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