Edward F. Gallagher

Dec. 6, 2012

Edward F. Gallagher, 58, of Wilkes-Barre died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at his residence.

Born March 23, 1954, in Pittston, he was a son of the late Paul J. and Helen Flannery Gallagher. Ed earned his Bachelor of Science from Wilkes University and completed his Master of Science in Psychology at Marywood University. Ed's career as a counselor and therapist led to positions in various institutions, including Children's Service Center and Saint Michael's School. He previously served as coordinator of special programs at Misericordia University and was recently writing grant proposals for the Deutsch Institute. A kind and gifted man, Ed was a fan of Notre Dame and the music of Jimi Hendrix, himself an exceptional guitarist.

He will be greatly missed by his children, Sheehan Gallagher of Alma, Colo.; Zackary and his wife, Consuelo Gallagher of Katy, Texas; Nora Gallagher of Goodyear, Ariz.; Matthew Gallagher of Nacogdoches, Texas; former wife, Dagmar Moravec of Maine; brother, Paul and his wife, Vicky Gallagher of Collegeville; sister, Eileen and her husband, Paul Manganella of Sandwich, Mass.; nephew, Paul Manganella; nieces, Elizabeth Manganella, Moira Gallagher; and his beloved cat, Tommy.

Celebration of Edward's Life will be held Monday with a graveside service at 4 p.m. in St. Nicholas Cemetery in Shavertown, followed by a reception at 5 p.m. at the Brown Barn Café in Shavertown.

Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to Valley Cat Rescue, PO Box 242, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703. Arrangements by McLaughlin's - The Family Funeral Service. Permanent messages and memories can be shared with Edward's family at www.celebratehislife.com.

Published in Times Leader on Dec. 9, 2012