Charles A. Galloway
Age 80, of Bear, departed this life suddenly but peacefully in the early morning hours of February 10, 2011 at Christiana Hospital where he had been recently hospitalized.
Charles retired from Conrail in 1988 after 39 years of service as a Yard Master. After his retirement he volunteered and worked part time for the Red Cross of Wilmington. He was an active member of the Asbury United Methodist Church where he and his beloved wife Emily sang in the choir and Charlie was a lay speaker, past chairperson of the worship team, a member of the Eucharistic team, and chairperson of the memorial committee. He was also an active Master Freemason belonging to Ionic Lodge #31 in Newport, DE since 1973.
Charles loved trains and has extensive miniature railroad set up in his home. He and his wife Emily enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends. He was the unofficial Galloway family historian and his stories will be cherished by his large extended family.
Charles was predeceased by his wife Emily Ellis Galloway, his parents Thelma Hawks Galloway and Charles A. Galloway, brothers Wesley "Hawk" Galloway, Earl "Smokey" Galloway, and sister Marion Galloway Bonifacino.
He is survived by son Donald Galloway (Kathy) and daughter Margaret Galloway Novoselsky; his grandson Nathan Galloway and great grandson Cody Galloway; sisters Thelma "Eppie" Galloway Jones (Malcolm) of Salem, NJ, Nancy Galloway Giobbe of Newark, DE, Beverly Galloway Swiegert (Clyde) of Quarryville, PA, Connie Galloway Hatton of Colonial Heights, VA; brother Edward Galloway (Rose) of Ocala, FL; sister-in-law Sue Galloway and devoted niece Janice Ellis and her husband Robert who helped to care for Charles and Emily for the past few years. There are also many, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews, cousins, second cousins and extended family members on the Galloway and Ellis sides of the family who will mourn his loss.
A memorial and Masonic service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday February 19, 2011 at the Asbury United Methodist Church, 300 Basin Road, New Castle, DE. Visitation will be at 9 am. Masonic Service will begin promptly at 9:45 am, followed by the memorial at 10 am. Interment of ashes will follow at Gracelawn Cemetery, New Castle. A traditional Galloway Family Wake, will be held on Saturday, February 19, from 2-5 pm hosted by Charles' niece Jennifer Jones at her home in Salem, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his memory to Asbury Methodist Church, New Castle.
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Published in The News Journal from Feb. 16 to Feb. 18, 2011