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John C. Gallup, Sr., 72, of Melbourne, FL, passed away on May 1, 2013. He was born on March 27, 1941 to Chester and Corinne Gallup in N. Adams, MA.
John served four years in the U.S. Coast Guard and lived on Cape Cod until 1987 with his beloved wife, Joyce, who he married on September 11, 1965. In 1987, they made their home in Melbourne, FL, 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, MA; and a large loving extended family.
A funeral service will be held at Ascension Catholic Church, Melbourne, on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 11am.
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 www.beachfuneralhome.com.
Beach Funeral Home
4999 N. Wickham Rd.
Melbourne, FL 32940
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on May 5, 2013