SMETHPORT - Arthur Rudolf Gallup, 92, of Richmond, Va., died Saturday (Feb. 15, 2014) in the Sitter and Barfoot Veterans Care Center, Richmond.
He was born June 24, 1921, in Betula, a son of Arthur Raymond and JoHanna Thiele Gallup. On June 27, 1949, in Elmira, N.Y., he married Emily Jean Banzhof, who died Sept. 14, 2013.
Mr. Gallup was a graduate of Norwich Township High School and attended Westbrook Business Academy in Olean, N.Y., at 16 years of age. He was a first sergeant in the U.S. Army
, serving during World War II
from 1942 to 1946. While he was in the Army, he attended LSU for basic engineering. He then received his bachelor of science in engineering from Penn State University
, and later his master's in chemical engineering from Northwestern University
Mr. Gallup was employed as a chemical engineer for DuPont in Richmond from 1951 to 1984, at which time he retired. DuPont hired Arthur as a consultant from 1985 to 1996.
He was a member of the Pace Memorial United Methodist Church of Richmond, was Chairman of County Committee, Chesterfield County, Va., was a member of the Teflon Fibers Bald Eagles Bowling League of Richmond, was chairman of the board of Pace Memorial Methodist Church in Richmond, was secretary of the DuPont Retirees Group, was Alumni President of the Norwich Township High School, was a past member of McKean Lodge #388 F&AM of Smethport, a member of the American Legion, and the Acca Temple Shriners of Richmond.
He is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Suzanne Gallup of Lee County, Va., and Cynthia Jeanne Gallup of Fairfax County, Va.; and three grandchildren, Chelsea Lean Rasnic, Thomas Logan Rasnic and Johanna Christina Katherine Jade D'Avanzo.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, one an infant and the other, Thiel Ainsley Gallup.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, and again from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday. A combined funeral service for Arthur and his wife, Emily, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., 2 Bank St. Smethport, with the Rev. Rob Hernan, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Smethport, officiating. Burial will be in Norwich Cemetery, Colegrove. A Masonic service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday prior to the funeral. Military honors will be accorded by the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport.
Memorials may be made to the
, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011; or the Patty Russell Endowment Fund, the VA Methodist Foundation, P.O. Box 5606, Glen Allen,VA 23058.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., Smethport.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com