I just read in the Courier this morning that our teacher Joe Gallagher
died on Wednesday, September 24th at the age of 76, and that there will
be a viewing from 8:30-11:30 AM tomorrow morning, Tuesday,September
30th, followed by a funeral mass at noon. Both will be held at St.
Vincent Pallotti Church in HaddonTwp.
Joe was an excellent teacher, a fine role model, a great athlete and
coach and just an all around great guy with a good sense of humor. I am
sure that many of your readers would want to know this since Joe spent
so much time at Gloucester Catholic and Gloucester High.
GALLAGHER, JOSEPH P., SR.
On September 24, 2008, age 76, of Haddon Twp.
Beloved husband of 53 years to Marie (nee Kaufmann) Gallagher. Loving father of Joseph P. (Colleen) Gallagher, Jr., Kevin (Ann) Gallagher, Michael (Janice)Gallagher, Mimi (Joseph) Staley and Sean Gallagher. Brother of Elizabeth Madison and the late Rev. Msgr. Paul Gallagher. Also survived by his grandchildren, Erin, Joseph (Jennifer) III, Caitlin, Aileen, Peter, Claire, Stephen, Andrew, Marie, Jennifer and Megan.
Joseph graduated from Camden Catholic in 1949, and LaSalle University in 1955. He also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Mr. Gallagher taught at Gloucester Catholic for 10 years, where he was the head baseball coach, and then Gloucester High for 10 years.He retired in 1993, after 23 years as Board Secretary Business Administrator for Gloucester City Board of Education.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing Tuesday 8:30 to 11:30 am at St. Vincent Pallotti Church, 901 Hopkins Road, Haddon Twp., 08033. Funeral Mass at 12noon. Entombment Calvary Mausoleum, Cherry Hill.
Arrangements by the BLAKE-DOYLE FUNERAL HOME, Collingswood. The family requests memorial contributions be made in Joseph's name to St. Vincent Palotti Parish or American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034, or First Way Of West Collingswood, 528 Richey Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08107