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Neal N. Galvin SARATOGA SPRINGS - Neal N. Galvin passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at the age of 82. He was born in Chicago IL where he was raised by his parents, Catherine and Clarence Doran. Neal enlisted in the Air Force at 18 and served honorably for 4 years. While stationed in Saratoga he met and married the love of his life, Sandra LaFarr. They were married for almost 60 years and lived and raised their 5 children in Saratoga Springs. In 1965 Neal started work at Callanan Industries, as a time keeper. Over 30 years later he retired from that same company as President and CEO. He then held the position of Chairman of the New York State Materials group for the multi-national corporation, Oldcastle. After retiring again, he was appointed by then Governor Pataki to serve a 6 year term as a Commissioner on the New York State Public Service Commission. While Neal was involved with many charitable organizations he was most proud of serving as the Chairman of the Walk for the Cure for Juvenile Diabetes. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who was always there to provide for and care for those lucky enough to have found their way into his life. Survivors include his wife of nearly 60 years, Sandra (LaFarr) Galvin and his five children, Cindy (David) Aloisi, Catherine James, Neal (Stacie) Galvin, Kimberly (Brian) Janelle and Mark Galvin. He was a loving grandfather to his 7 grandkids, one great grandson and several nieces and nephews. In addition, Neal is survived by one brother, Don Doran and one sister, Dawn Doran. Relatives and friends may call from 4 to 7pm Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs (584-5373). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30am Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 at St. Clement’s Church, 231 Lake Ave. and burial with military honors will follow in the family plot at St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Ave. A special heartfelt thank you is extended to Doctor Amy Hogan-Moulton and her staff as well as the staff at the Rubin Dialysis Center. Their kindness and care will never be forgotten. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 6 Greenwood Dr., East Greenbush, NY 12061 or any Veteran’s Organization. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.
Published in The Saratogian on Sept. 16, 2015
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