|Birth: ||Jun. 21, 1922|
|Death: ||May, 2001|
Standard-Speaker (Hazleton, PA)
May 17, 2001
James C. Galligan, 78, a resident of Fairview Township, died Tuesday afternoon at Hospice Community Care inpatient unit at Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre.
Born in Ashley, June 21, 1922, he was the son of the late John and Lillian (Duffy) Galligan.
He was a graduate of St. Leo's School, Class of 1939, and a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Big Camp Meadows, Luray, Va., from 1939 to 1940.
An Army veteran of World War II, he attended Yale University for basic engineering during his enlistment and later served in the Army Signal Corps, First Signal Cable Company, in France, England, Belgium and Germany. He was awarded a Bronze Star.
Prior to retiring, in 1983, he was a PBX supervisor for Bell Telephone and Bell Atlantic Telephone Co., at their Hazleton office.
He was a member of St. Jude's Roman Catholic Church, Mountaintop, and its societies; a former president and treasurer of the Hazleton Life Member Club of the Telephone Pioneers of America; and a past president and life member of the Leonard H. Kinnard Club.
He was also a member of American Legion Post 781, Mountaintop; Hazleton Elks Lodge 200; and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
An avid square dancer, he was a member of the Circle Eighters, Web Spinners, Saints and Ain'ts, and the Progressive Squares Square Dancing Club.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were a sister, Lillian Dickinson, and brothers, John and Thomas.
Surviving are his wife, the former Lois Bisher; sisters, Ann Lolli, Wayne, and Eileen Mosteller, Ocean City, Md.; seven nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. from the McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Boulevard, Mountaintop, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Jude's Church.
Interment will take place in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Lois June Bisher Galligan (1928 - 2012)
Maple Hill Cemetery
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Record added: Mar 13, 2011
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Added: Mar. 13, 2011