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Gallagher, Vernon D. Jr.
Vernon D. Gallagher, Jr passed away Thursday October 24th. Vern was born in Minneapolis and grew up in Morristown New Jersey. Vern's family had many musicians and he had followed in their footsteps becoming an accomplished tenor and then graduating from the University of Minnesota. At 65, Vern retired from State Farm Insurance Company after a 32 year career there and spent the next 20 years traveling around the world. Vern is survived by his wife of 59 years, Shirley, his daughters Kathy and Sheila, and grandchildren Brent, Jennifer and Ryan. Services will be held Tuesday October 29th at 12 noon at the Sagewood Retirement Community, 4555 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85050. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the ALS Society of Arizona ( or The Mayo Clinic For ALS research (

Published in The Arizona Republic from Oct. 26 to Oct. 27, 2013
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