Long-time President and Business Manager of the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra, Jack Galland, 91, died on February 1, 2013. He received many awards for his community service including the "Service Above Self Award" from the Rotary Club of Golden; the "Inspiring Creativity through the Arts in Jefferson County Award" from the Good News Coalition, and the 2007 "Living Landmark Award" from the Golden Landmarks Association. The mayor of Golden declared June 21, 2002 as "Jack Galland Day". Jack was a member of the Golden Rotary Club and had been a member at the First United Methodist Church of Golden and the Lakewood United Methodist Church. He further volunteered his time to the Denver Junior Police Bands and the American Cancer Society. He was born in Buffalo, NY and was raised in Ohio. He attended the Ohio State University, Western Reserve University, and what is now called Cleveland State University. He served his country during World War II as an aircraft armorer with the 14th Army Air Corps Flying Tigers in the China-Burma-India Theater. After the war, he began a marketing career in the paint and coatings industry, but spent the majority of his career in the insurance business. Jack is survived by his wife of 65 years, Anna Elizabeth Galland; children Linda, Dean, and John Galland; six grand children; and one great grandchild. A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 1500 Ford St., Golden, CO Friday, February 8, 2013 at 11:00 am. Donations in his honor may be made to The Jefferson Symphony, P.O. Box 546, Golden, CO 80402
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Published in Denver Post on Feb. 6, 2013