Charles E. Gallagher, 84

Charles E. Gallagher, 84 of Willow Street, formerly of Philadelphia, PA passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Philip Patrick and Jessie Elizabeth (Watson) Gallagher. He was the husband of the late Marie A. Gallagher who passed away in 2001.

A veteran, he proudly served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked for the US Postal Service and the Philadelphia Electric Co. Charles resided at Willow Valley for over 17 years. He was a member of the Red Rose Coin Club and was an avid bridge and card player. Charles was a devoted family man. He was a longtime member of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church.

He is survived by his devoted daughters, Marianne (John) Caporale, Judith (Bill) Fenton, and his adoring grandchildren: Christopher, Maggie, Jessie, Wil and Paul. Also surviving are brothers, John and Walter Gallagher, additionally, Mary Coloracci. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Philip Patrick Gallagher and Josephine McCoy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11AM on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 2111 Millersville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17603. A viewing will be held from 10-11AM at the church on Wednesday. Interment in St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Charles’s memory can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, New York, NY 10004 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. To send the family online condolences, please visit Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory 717-872-5041

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Dad had the greatest attitude. Never without a smile. He will be missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

With Love,
Patricia Caporale

Two beautiful daughters… a bunch of wonderful grandkids…  going through college. What an achievement! Dinners will not be the same, but he (and his charm) will be remembered by so many. I enjoyed the privilege often and always came away having learned something new and useful. A most generous man and a fine citizen. "My next complaint will be my first one".

Bob Handler

Dear Ones,
Please accept our heart felt sympathy at the passing of "Charlie."  He befriended my mother, Ruth Hassinger, when she moved into Willow Valley eight years ago and he invited her to play cards in his apartment.  I joyfully referred to the gang as "Charlie’s Angels."  He will be missed and remembered by all who knew him as a kind and generous gentleman.

May your faith sustain you and the promises of Christ bring you peace.

Nancy Bricker

I didn’t know him long, but long enough to how much he loved his family, how great was his faith, and how positive his attitude was. He not only never complained he reminded the rest of us that we had no reason to either. I hope that I will hear his voice reminding me of that when I need the reminder.  My sympathy to all of you as you deal with the loss of your father and grandfather.

Elaine Austin

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