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Dennis James Gallagher, PhD

Dennis passed away suddenly on April 4, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 66.  A fourth generation San Franciscan, Dennis attended Saint Cecilia's Grammar School, and Lincoln High School. He was awarded a PhD in Psychology from the University of Illinois and had a long career as Professor of Psychology, first at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva New York, and then at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania. In retirement, Dennis, a man of many talents, moved to Williams, Arizona where he spent many happy hours as woodworker, musician, photographer. He also continued to teach part-time at the Flagstaff Learning Center. A self-described "gearhead" he loved long rides on his motorcycles, especially a recent tour of New Zealand with his beloved Sheri.


Fifth child of the late William J. Gallagher and Myrtle Knudsen Gallagher and brother of the late Stephen J. Gallagher, Dennis is survived by his longtime partner Sheri Young, his daughters Heather and Tricia, five grandchildren, his sisters and brothers Patricia, Christine, Peter and Michael Gallagher, and by five nieces and nephews .


A private service was held in Scottsdale, Arizona.


Green Acres Mortuary

401 Hayden Road

Scottsdale, Arizona 85257


Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Apr. 13, 2014
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