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CANFIELD – A memorial Mass will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Michael Church for Joseph C. Gallagher, 76, who passed away Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Health Center Boardman Campus.

Joseph was born Oct. 13, 1934, in Youngstown, to the late James F. and Evelyn E. (Baker) Gallagher.

Joseph was a 1952 graduate of Chaney High School and received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Metallurgy. He was U.S. Navy veteran. Joseph was a General Superintendent Operations for Republic Steel for over 25 years. He then became a sales agent for Lubrication Engineers and then a retailer for West Glen and Coldwell Banker.

He was a member of engineering societies such as ASM and AIME. Joseph was a member of Austintown Eagles and the Croation Lodge. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting and was an Ohio State University and Browns fan.

Joseph leaves his wife the former Dolores D. “Doe” Segesto, whom he married April 14, 1956; a daughter, Diana Gallagher of Canfield; two sons, Gregory (Wendy) Gallagher of Pittsburgh and Daniel (Jodee) Gallagher of Dublin; two brothers, James (Donna) Gallagher of Chagrin Falls and John (Pauline) Gallagher of Austintown; a brother-in-law, Jerry (Ann) Rich of Canfield; five grandchildren, Erin, Meghan and Madeline Gallgher of Dublin and Rachel and Julia Gallagher of Pittsburgh; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call Monday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Arrangements are being handled by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel.

Guestbook Entries

“Deepest sympathies to the family. Well do I remember the "Three J's" of Richview Ave and St. Brendan back in the "early mists of time" - 1946.”

 » Don Cavanaugh on February 27, 2011

“Dan & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers today as you go through this difficult time.”

 » Bonnie Abbott on February 28, 2011

“So sorry, I didn't find out until this afternoon. All my sympathy to Aunt Doe, Diana, Greg, Dan and Families...”

 » Glenn (Chuck) Benner on February 28, 2011

“My deepest condolences on the passing of your loved one. ”

 » Teresa Manes Pandone on February 28, 2011

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