SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Thomas N. Galante, 66, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.
Born in Lynn, Mass., in 1947, a son of the late Nicholas and Florence Galante, Tom was a former resident of Kensington and a graduate of Berlin High School, class of 1965.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy
, serving on the USS Yorktown and helping to recover the Apollo I Moon Mission Capsule. After retiring from the Navy, he went on to become vice president of Bay View Federal Bank of San Francisco, Calif. He spent many years volunteering helping terminally ill patients with their affairs. He was awarded many humanitarian awards for his volunteer work.
Tom leaves behind many friends, including his partner of many years, Tony Tarket; his sisters, June Blum of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Sandra Gallnot of Vernon; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Annette Galante of Kensington; nieces and nephews, Steve and Robert Focerato and Mary Ann MacDonald of Berlin; and nephew, Brian Galante of Berlin. He was predeceased by his brother, Joseph Galante of New Hampshire.