John Gallup Sr.

John C. Gallup, Sr.

1941 - 2013 NORTH ADAMS John C. Gallup, Sr., 72, of Melbourne, Fla., passed away on May 1, 2013.

He was born on Mar. 27, 1941 to Chester and Corinne Gallup in North Adams.

John served four years in the U.S. Coast Guard and lived on Cape Cod until 1987 with his beloved wife, Joyce, whom he married Sept. 11, 1965.

In 1987, they made their home in Melbourne, where he retired in 2010 after 34 years of service with the United States Postal Service.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce; sons, John C. Jr. and Todd A.; brothers, Lt. Col. Walter A. Gallup (Beverly) of Satellite Beach, and Chester Gallup (Alice) of Pittsfield, and a large loving extended family.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A funeral service will be held at Ascension Catholic Church, Melbourne, on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's memory to the Shriners Hospital for Children 12502 USF Pine Drive. Tampa, Fl 33612.

Condolence may be sent to John's memorial page at

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 5, 2013