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Nicholas Galambos, lifelong resident of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born on January 10, 1921, in Toledo to Nicholas and Martha (Opre) Galambos. He graduated St. Stevens Elementary School in 1936 and Macomber High School in 1940. With the outbreak of World War II, Nick joined the U.S. Coast Guard and served 1942 to 1946 as Ship's Cook First Class aboard the USS General M. C. Meigs Troop Transport ferrying troops to both, the Pacific and the European theatres and bringing back the wounded. He had the honor of cooking for General Mark Clark and President Vargas, of Brazil during his years of service. Returning to the States, he worked for Tony Packo's where he met and married his first wife, Theresa M. (Haydu) Galambos, October, 1946. Theresa passed away in 1982.
Nick worked as laborer for Maumee Malleable, a casting inspector for Doehler Jarvis, punch press operator at the Autolite, and then as Service Repair for Columbia Gas of Ohio from 1953 until retirement in 1983. Nick met and married the second love of his life, Esther A. (Garcia) Galambos, August 30, 1986, at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church. He enjoyed fishing, cooking for his family and puttering around the house as well as traveling with his family to Rome, Italy and Mexico City and Lake James, Indiana during his retirement years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Esther A.; son, Nicholas J. (Marcia); grandsons, Nicholas J. Jr. (Sally), Aaron M., and great-grandson, Nicholas J. III. In addition to his first wife, he is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joseph and Louis Galambos, and sister, Martha Rushak.
Visitation will be on Friday, November 16, 2012, from 2:00 to 8:00 in the Neville Funeral Home Reynolds Corners Chapel, 5052 Dorr St., Toledo, Ohio 43615 with a scripture service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday, November 17, at Little Flower Catholic Church, 5522 Dorr St., Toledo at 10:00, with funeral services beginning at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The family would like to express special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of Hospice of Northwest Ohio for the wonderful care they gave him during his final days. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Condolences may be made to the family at
Published in Toledo Blade on Nov. 15, 2012