Bruce J. Gallup
1949 - 2020
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Reverend Bruce John Gallup, 70, of Fredericksburg, Va., passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loved ones.
Bruce was born Dec. 16, 1949, in Sturgis, to Robert and Jean Gallup. He graduated from Mitchell High School in South Dakota, Houghton College in New York and Gordon Conwell Seminary in Massachusetts. He served as a pastor with the United Methodist Church. He taught philosophy, ethics and critical thinking at Kings College in Wilkes Barre, Pa.
Bruce married his best friend, Sarah Linton, on Jan. 27, 1973, in Vernon, N.Y. Their marriage produced three daughters, Abigail, Katherine and Alicia.
Bruce enjoyed baseball, golf, teaching, preaching, politics and playing with his grandchildren. He sought to follow Jesus.
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Sarah, and his three daughters and their spouses. He was well-loved by his seven grandchildren. He also is survived by his parents; and his three sisters, Stephanie Mondello, Luralee Poulsen, Shari-Beth Goldman.

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Published in Sturgis Journal from Aug. 11 to Aug. 12, 2020.
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August 14, 2020
Prayers for all. Rev. Barbara Bouton Snyder, former colleague
August 14, 2020
Bruce was a colleague and friend since 1978 when we met while he was serving as pastor at Lake Ariel UMC. We created a lectionary group of clergy in the Moscow area and he brought, as he always did, scholarship, wisdom, humor and compassion to our gatherings. After our appointments changed there were other gatherings of clergy colleagues and friends in which we shared over many years. He was one of our brightest and best and it was a privilege and joy to know him. Grace and peace to his family.

Chuck Johns
Chuck Johns
Friend
August 14, 2020
It's hard to imagine a world without Bruce. He was a cherished friend, inspiring colleague, inspiring preacher, keen mind, and a pretty good golfer, too. I am better for having him in my life. Blessings to Sarah and the girls, whom he adored. ~
Charles Naugle
Friend
August 14, 2020
A great influence upon me when I was in the early years of my ministry. He will be missed by many others whom he touched with grace and Christian love.
M. Lynn Snyder
Coworker
August 14, 2020
I am so saddened by Bruce’s passing. He was intellectually brilliant, a masterful preacher and teacher, and a friend who always offered a quick sense of humor and a ready word of helpfulness. My deepest sympathies to his family.
Norm Evans
Friend
August 14, 2020
His life was a grace. I am thankful for the gift of his laughter, fine mind and kind heart. Bless you!
Kip Stratton
Coworker
August 13, 2020
Bruce was a kind and good man , Sarah was his love. Bruce loved life and family, he will be missed in so many ways . I’m so very sorry he went so soon.
Tamela Burke
Friend
August 13, 2020
Bruce was a colleague and a good friend for many years before he moved to Virginia. I am sad that he died and pray for his family.
John Goodell
Friend
August 13, 2020
I'm so very sorry to hear about Bruce's passing. He was a truly wonderful man that will be greatly missed. He made getting up on Sunday for Church what it was meant to be. Sending Love & Prayers to you all.
Pam Sawicki Buff
Acquaintance
August 12, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
ROBERT WOOD
Friend
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