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Mr. Philip John Gallegos, age 86, born and a lifelong resident of Madera, CA, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018. He retired from the Madera Unified School District as a Maintenance III and Locksmith. Philip was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 1981, a life member of the Madera Historical Society, the CSEA Retiree Unit, the 2013 Madera County Old Timer's King, and member of St. Joachim's Catholic Church. Philip most enjoyed spending time with his family but also loved treasure hunting at yard sales and tinkering with bikes and clocks. He was preceded in death by his parents, Felipe and Jeronima Gallegos; brothers, Peter Gallegos, Henry Gallegos, and Manuel Gallegos; and sister, Terri Sanchez. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Carmen Gallegos; son, Philip Gallegos and wife Terri of Madera, CA; son, Daniel Gallegos and wife Cindy of Bakersfield, CA; daughter, Cindy Edelbacher and husband Stefan of Brentwood, CA; daughter, Diana Gonzalez and husband Miguel of Madera, CA; daughter, Cece Foley-Gallegos of Madera, CA; his brother, Raymond Gallegos and wife Louise of Hayward, CA; sister-in-law, Elsie Rubio of Madera, CA; and aunt, Margaret Flores of Madera, CA. He is also survived 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at St Joachim's Catholic Church in Madera, CA, on Friday, May 18, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Arbor Vitae Cemetery in Madera, CA. Remembrances may be made to Madera Historical Society, P.O. Box 150, Madera, CA 93639; Hinds Hospice, 2490 West Shaw Ave, Suite 101, Fresno, CA 93711; or Veterans of Foreign War Post 1981, 2026 N. Granada Dr., Madera, CA 93637. Jay Chapel, 1121 Roberts Avenue, Madera, California (559)674-8814
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Jay Chapel Funeral Directors
1121 Roberts Avenue
Madera, CA 93637
(559) 674-8814
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Published in the Fresno Bee on May 17, 2018