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David Lee Gallagher

Bakersfield, California

1942 - 2018

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David Lee Gallagher1942 - 2018

David Lee Gallagher was born the 4th of 9 children on Sept. 13, 1942, in Oakland California to Frank & Ruth Gallagher. The family moved to Santa Cruz and then to Bakersfield, Ca., where David & his brother Barry attended Garces High School. David...

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My sincere condolences to your family. I didn't know him personally, but felt I knew him through his daughter, Kristin. Also my sister and her family, Fred and Mary Thompson, spoke so highly of him. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

My sincere condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one. May prayers strengthen you and memories comfort you. "May God our father, who loves us, comfort your heart." 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17.

I will miss a million and one things about my big brother David. His gentle nature as I was young teaching me how to sweep the floor resonates with me. I was learning to read, (and sweep)and he told me to use elbow grease. For years I searched the aisles of many hardware stores in search of elbow grease.I remember my awkward teenage years in Santa Cruz, when he and Barry stayed with us on Grant Street, and they both assured me I was valued, worthy and beautiful. I will miss his sharp wit, but...