Dec. 22, 2012
Eugene M. Gallagher, 68, Old Forge, formerly of Taylor, where he resided for most of his life, died unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at home.
Born in Pittston, he was a son of the late Martin and Katherine DeCapua Gallagher. He was a graduate of Old Forge High School. Prior to retirement, he was self-employed as a mason for his entire life, which he truly loved doing, and was also a former partner in 4 Way Construction, Taylor. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved to travel, having visited more than half of the United States. He also enjoyed singing, storytelling and laughing, and was a member of the VFW Post 4954, Old Forge. Gene would always quick to help others when needed and was never one to shy away from the spotlight. He lived his life the way he wanted to by his own set of rules with little regret.
Surviving are his son, Eugene, and wife, Holly Gallagher of Taylor; sister, Kathleen, wife of Joseph Vancosky of Moosic; step-sons; David Frable of Old Forge and Paul Sekol of Taylor; two step-brothers, John Sabuto and wife Mary Ann, Robert Sabuto of Old Forge; a step-sister, Margaret, wife of Michael Wilcinsky of Pittston; granddaughter, Jayda Gallagher; two aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald J. Gallagher.
The funeral will be Friday at 8 p.m. in the Stefanelli Funeral Home Inc., 721 S. Main St., Taylor, with the Rev. Francis Pauselli, Pastor of Divine Mercy Parish, officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Friends may call on Friday from 6 p.m. until service time.
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