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Eugene Gallagher was born in Chicago to Thomas and Mary Gallagher. He died April 2020, in Hoffman Estates. Devoted husband of the late Elizabeth for 65 years. Loving father of Kathie (the late Marty) Dippel, Tom Gallagher, Marge Gallagher and the late Larry (Cathy) Gallagher. Grandfather to Dee Dee and Stan Gallagher; great-grandfather of Angelo Gomez and Cartier Gallagher. Gene had a long career with the Chicago Park District and over 45 years with Cook County Forest Preserve. He was a good friend and mentor to so many. A celebration of life well lived will be announced in the future when conditions allow. Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis. Interment is Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Info, Ahlgrim & Sons, 847-882-5580.

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Published in Daily Herald on May 17, 2020.
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4 entries
May 20, 2020
The blue bird of happiness has left us .
Rest your soul old west sider, they are only a few of left.
May 19, 2020
Whenever I had trail work that needed to be done and it was in Gene's district, he was there with all the right information and help. A 'go to' guy 24/7. Though I left the district 8 years ago, I remember his love for the forest preserve district often. He will be missed by his family and his forest family.
Ed Bartunek
May 17, 2020
Sorry for your loss. Always had great respect for Eugene. I always took the opportunity when I could to talk to him. His stories, the people he knew, and just his general knowledge he possessed. One of the most interesting people that I had the privilege to know.
Paul Keating
May 17, 2020
The best dad in the whole wide world. There will never be another one like him ever.
Margie Gallagher
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