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Frank W. Gallagher

Frank W. "Mickey" Gallagher

Wednesday, December 23rd, 1931 - Sunday, November 22nd, 2020
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Frank W. “Mickey” Gallagher, 88, of North Huntingdon died Sunday November 22, 2020 at his home. He was born December 23, 1931, in Mona, WV a son of the late Clyde L. and Eva G. (Maxwell) Gallagher. Prior to his retirement he was employed for the Western Westmoreland Municipal Authority, in Larimer and at one time employed for Thorofare Warehouse, in Murrysville. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, in Irwin. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a granddaughter Tricia Giordano; son-in-law William Nixon and a brother Neil Gallagher. Surviving are his wife of nearly 70 years Patricia (Howell) Gallagher; children Michael Gallagher and his wife, Margie, of Hempfield Twp., Peggy Lynn Nixon, of North Huntingdon, Carolyn Brigode and her husband, John, of Jeannette, Cathryn Ott and her husband, Joseph, of Saltsburg; seven grandchildren Erin (Eric) Leydig, Christine (Darrin) Naples, Jackie (Rich) Butler, Melissa (Justin) Johnson, Joseph (Mary Ann) Ott III and Stephen (Lisa) Giordano; 12 great grandchildren and one great great grandson; a brother Gene Patrick Gallagher, of WV. There will be no visitation or services at this time. In lieu of flowers please consider making a memorial donations to Westmoreland County Food Bank 100 Devonshire Drive Delmont PA 15626.
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Pat Gallagher

Posted at 05:53pm
The relationship I had with my brother, Mickey, was one of a kind. As far back in my childhood that I can remember the love and trust we had between us was unequaled. We were always there for each other through all the good and bad times in our lives. I loved him and will miss him deeply. I once gave him a little plaque which says it all:
How fortunate I am
How blessed I have been
For you are my brother
And also my friend.
Love, Pat


JB

Jay Burns

Posted at 12:49am
We were blessed to have Mickey as our friend and neighbor for over 25 years! Mickey was the first neighbor we met back in 1994- even before we closed on the house. We were walking up at the top of the hill admiring the setting when Mickey walked up to us and warmly welcomed us to the neighborhood. He remained that friendly to us for the next quarter century!
I enjoyed his brand of humor and our thoughtful conversations about the state of the world today. He always invited me to "come in and stay awhile" and often offered, " Do you want a high ball?" I would politely decline, although once I responded, "Mickey- It's only 10 in the morning!" We would talk and talk. One time I had left my burning pile to borrow a tool from him, and we got into a conversation. Before long we heard a siren screaming very close by. We wondered what all the commotion was about. Soon we found out; the fire chief and a police officer were at my burning pile! Apparently there was a burning ban that I was violating.
Mickey was always eager to lend a helping hand. Early on, he would help me with various projects. He was always so generous with anything he had. Over the years I probably used more of his tools than my own, mainly because he had such a large assortment of tools and equipment. He would joke that he didn't know how to use half of them.
Mickey was the most honorable man we knew. He was a godly man with good old-fashioned values. He spoke truth and lived out his faith. My children respected Mickey and enjoyed visiting him. I was fortunate to have Mickey as a role-model for my family. We certainly will miss him! Included here is a picture of my daughter, Naomi, with Mickey when we visited him in May of last year.
Our heartfelt condolences to Patty, Mike & Margie, Peggy, Carrie & John, Cathy & Joe, and the rest of the family.
Love in Christ,
Jay Burns
MJ

Michael Plumb Jr

Posted at 03:32pm
With deepest sympathy, Michael Plumb Jr - Strawpump - USA

Lisa Gallagher Burns

Posted at 06:28pm
My Uncle Mickey was, and will always be a ray of sunshine in my life. His constant “I love ya now”, his big hugs and kisses every time I got to see him meant the world to me. His funny “Me Mudder” poems, His answers to “wonder what the weather supposed to be like?” He always would say, “I just get up and look out the window”. As a little girl, I loved to go spend weeks at a time at his house. Even if it drove him and Aunt Patty nuts! Uncle Mickey's heart, to me, was a heart full of love, gentleness, and his family. Uncle Mickey...my belief, is that now, your spirit is at peace along with my Momma's spirit.
To Aunt Patty, Mike, Peggy, Cathy, and Carrie...I’m so sorry for your loss. I am praying for peace, comfort, and the presence of God to help you in the coming days.
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