Austintown... A prayer service will be held Monday, February 10, 2020 at the Higgins - Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel at 9:15 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at St. Christine Church (3165 S.Schenley Ave) for John Gallagher, 81, of Austintown, who died peacefully on February 6, 2020, at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born May 11, 1938, in Youngstown, a son of James and Evelyn (Baker) Gallagher.
John attended St. Brendan’s Elementary School, was a 1956 graduate of Ursuline High school, and a 1973 graduate of Youngstown College receiving his bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical and Chemical Engineering. He was a Marine Corps. Veteran and was a charter member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. John worked as a Union Ironworker for thirty-eight years for Iron Worker Local 207. He was honored in the Ursuline High School Football Hall of Fame. John enjoyed golfing, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He married the love of his life, the former Pauline Baransky on July 24, 1965, and she died April 13, 2018.
John is survived by his three daughters, Cathy (Bob) Brooks of Austintown, Patty (Todd) Wilson of Columbus, Colleen (Tom) Danley of East Liverpool, and his son, John Gallagher II of Youngstown as well as his grandchildren: Bobby, Tony, Mark, Danny, and Joey Brooks, Lindsay McNabb, Molly and Macy Wilson, TJ and Lexi Danley and his neighbor and friend, Mary Bohr. The family would like to thank Deborah Blandon for all of her special care that she had given to John during these past few years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Pauline, and his two brothers, James and Joseph Gallagher.
Family and friends may call on Sunday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, material tributes may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society or to the American Red Cross.
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