Stanley Gallagher

Obituary
  • "Rest in peace Brother. Great guy, my condolences to the..."
    - T Gilbert
  • "Remembering Stanley today, also most each and every day,..."
    - Kristi Kramer
  • "Stan a good guy, so sorry for your loss Gallagher family. ..."
    - Timothy Gilbert
  • "I will always keep my memories alive of you my Brother..."
    - Steve Gallagher
  • "stan, was a very good friend of mine we laugh and many many..."
    - Paula Anderson

Stanley Gallagher found peace January 28th, 2012 after bravely fighting situations outside his control.

He was born in Seattle, WA in 1951 to Eugene and Trudy Gallagher. They eventually moved to Fairbanks. He began teaching himself to play the guitar at the age of 14 which was a comfort and passion for him that extended into his adult life. Even in recent months he found joy and solace in playing music with his friends and children.

He married Rhonda West on September 13th, 1975 and they started their family in Anchorage. Stan worked as a flooring contractor before deciding to go back to college in his 40's for computer technology. He more than excelled in anything he put his mind to and, combined with his undying work ethic, became an extremely respected and successful manager in his field. He was loved by all he worked with.

Stan was a deep thinker that sought answers to life's many questions. He found his answers through his intense study of God's Word and had an unending hope in Jehovah's promise of one day righting all the injustice in this world. He died with the reassurance that he would have comfort and happiness when that time comes.

Stan is survived by his devoted wife Rhonda who was his pillar and best friend; his children Matt, Roxanne, and Scott, his grandson River who brought him much joy, his mother Trudy, his siblings Steven (Sharon), Kristi (Ray), Karen (Andrew), and Greg (Carlotta), his brother-in-law Brad and his wife Renee, and many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Stan was a tender hearted soul who thought only of others, had impeccable character, extreme loyalty, tried to bear the weight of the world on his shoulders, and even in his final moments showed his love and devotion to his family. This truly was a loss to this world and he will forever be missed.

A service will be held Saturday, February 4th at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses located at 2301 Strawberry Road in Anchorage at 4:30 p.m., followed by a celebration of life at the Petroleum Club located at 3301 C Street #120 in Anchorage at 6:00 p.m.

For questions or further information call 907-748-4807.





Published in Anchorage Daily News from Feb. 2 to Feb. 3, 2012