Hollis C. Gallot
Hollis Courtland Gallot, born in Holliston, MA on January 2, 1917, died in his home at the age of 95 in Quarryville, PA on November 11, 2012. Great listener, great story teller, and friend to all, is what anyone who knew Hollis would have said. A WWII veteran, he served in the US Army European Theater as a Corporal in the 60th Transportation Corps group, and was a member of the East Holliston Volunteer Fire Department and Grange. He was a Boy Scout in his youth and later a Scout Master for many years. He was a longtime member of the First Congregational Church of Holliston, and most recently a member of Mt. Hope United Methodist Church of Quarryville. Although farming was his passion, he worked as a tree surgeon, orchardist, machine shop operator, and by retirement was head of the Maintenance Department for Holliston Middle School. He worked for years in the Holliston School System and was fondly known as Mr. G by the school children. He also built and operated a small commercial greenhouse in Holliston. An avid gardener, his extraordinary backyard garden in Quarryville supplied his family, neighbors, and local food bank with an abundance of quality produce. If asked why he planted so much, he would say, To give the vegetables to people. He was Pa not only to his many children and grandchildren, but to all the kids that knew him. He was preceded by his wife of over 50 years, Arlene Sawyer Gallot, and daughter Elizabeth Gallot Stadalski of Holliston, MA. He is survived by three children, Doris (Jerrie) Gorenflo of Ontario, OH, William John Gallot of Auburn, NH, James Courtland Gallot of New Haven, VT; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. We the family, thank Hospice and Community Care who loved and cared for him, making it possible for him to remain in his home as he had always wished. Funeral Services were held at Mt. Hope United Methodist Church, 75 Mt. Hope Road, Quarryville, PA on Saturday, November 17, 2012, at 2:00PM with Pastor Michael Miller officiating. A viewing was held at the church from 1:00PM until the time of service. Interment was in the adjoining church cemetery with military honors accorded by Red Rose Veterans Honor Guard and Lancaster County Vet 21 Salute Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Hollis memory to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. Arrangements entrusted to Reynolds Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. Quarryville, PA. To send an online note of condolence, please visit our website at reynoldsfuneralhome. net.

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Published by The Ashland Tab from Nov. 15 to Nov. 22, 2012.
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My grandfather contributed so much to the history of Holliston - but that was nothing compared to what he did to build such a wonderful family. So many people that went to Holliston schools would remember him as our janitor - but we remembered him as our grandfather... he taught us so much, and he truly wanted to learn from us. The best grandfather ever...
November 21, 2012
Pa was a wonderful Grandfather to me. I knew and loved him for over 54+ years. I grew up with a legacy of a man who believed in his country and loved it enough to do whatever it took to get into the army and fight for his country and for the rights of others. He had a strong sense of what was right and what was wrong! He passed that on to each of us grandkids! His passion for gardening was passed on to all of us. We all love to plant and grow things just as he did in his greenhouse. His love of seeing things grow truely florished in seeing and helping young children growing and being nurtured by him. There was always time for me as a little girl and as an adult to listen, talk and share his experiences with me. I loved how Pa just loved his family and gave of his all to plant seeds of wisdom in each generation. I am sad that my grandchildren Ian Bennett and Soliloquy Anne will never know their Pa but so glad that both of my girls Katrina Joy and Esther Lynn had so many years of memories that they can pass on to their children. I thank God for all the wonderful years of loving and knowing you Pa and I will greatly miss you for years to come.
Marie Wise
November 21, 2012
Pa was my last living grand parent and the one I was able to have a long and meaningful adult relationship with! My grandson Justin will have so many fond memories of visits to PA to visit him and hear his stories. On the way to visit Justin would ask me "Gramma how come Pa tells you all kinds of stories? How can I get Pa to tell me the stories you tell me about him?" and I told him all you have to do is ask him to tell you about something that interests you and he will captivate you with his very long and interesting life! He found out just how good a story teller my Pa was. I am so blessed to have known Pa as a child in his green house to being an adult with children and grand children of my own! I will so miss you Pa and am sad my newest grandchild, Owen who was born yesterday will never have known you!
Laura Rocha
November 21, 2012
Pa a great example to all who knew him. Taking care of others needs with the fruit of his garden, a blessing to all who knew him, Pa will be missed for years to come.
John Gorenflo
November 21, 2012
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