Edward Scott “Eddy” Galland

Edward Scott “Eddy” Galland

Birth
Long Island City, Queens County, New York, USA
Death 16 Jun 1995 (aged 33)
Maplewood, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Burial East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Plot 52-J-22
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Eddy Galland was adopted at 6 months old by Elliott and Annette Galland.

In 1980, Eddy and Robert Shafran are reunited unexpectedly when fellow students at Sullivan County Community College, Loch Sheldrake, NY mistook Robert for Eddy. They eventually found a 3rd brother David Kellman. A 4th identical boy reportedly died at birth.

Eddy, Robert, & David were adopted by different families in 1961, through the Louise Wise Agency. They were monitored as part of a legal study led by psychoanalyst Dr. Peter Neubauer of the Manhattan’s Child Development Centre, which has since merged with The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services.

The triplets opened Triplets Roumanian Steak House in Manhattan.

Eddy committed suicide in 1995 at his Maplewood, N.J. home. He left behind a wife, young daughter, his parents, & a sister.One of the THREE triplets from TRIPLETS ROUMANIAN STEAK HOUSE, Manhattan -- who were given up for seperate
adoptions (Two of whom "founded" this out while attending
Sullivan County Community College, Loch Sheldrake, New York and were nationally interviewed by Tom Brokaw.)

"... The third triplet, Eddy Galland, committed suicide in 1995 at his Maplewood, N.J. home. He left behind a wife and a young daughter. Neither his widow nor his parents, Elliott and Annette Galland of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., responded to a request for an interview..."
-- Newsday, Sunday, October 12, 1997
Page A5, A52, A53...
by Sephanie Saul, Staff Writer
"IN THE NAME OF RESEARCH: identical brothers separated at birth were studied, but truth was hidden."
(Issue of this newspaper was purchased by Gregory J. Stienstra, and copied by Barbara Stienstra, college archivist, for The Sullivan County Community College, Archives.)

NOTE: no relation to B.E.F. Stienstra.
I was employed at The Hermann Memorial Library,
Sullivan County Community College, Loch Sheldrake, New York, when this story evolved.

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Further reading:

1980 New York Times Index states:
"SHAFRAN, Robert. See also Multiple Births -- Twins, S 19, 23."

1980 New York Times Index, page 871
re.: MULTIPLE BIRTHS
Twins

"Twins Robert Shafran and Eddy Garland are reunited unexpectedly when fellow students at Sullivan County Community College, Liberty (INCORRECT -- LOCH SHELDRAKE) N.Y. mistake 1 for the other; they were adopted at 6 months of age and had never met; have identical IQ's and same taste in several areas (S) S 19, 17:1; Garland Twins learn they are triplets; Louise Wise Adoption Services reportedly confirmed that David Kellman, adopted by another family, is 3d sibling, 4th identical boy reportedly died at birth. (S) S 23, III.10:1."

--New York Times, September 19, 1980
(author credits unfound.)
"Mistaken Identity Leads to a Surprising Discovery."
(pagination missing.)

-- New York Times, Tuesday, September (date missing) 1980, page C10.
NOTE ON PEOPLE section "The Case of the Long-Lost Brothers, cont."

--Newsday, (full date missing) 1980,
(partial pagination -- page 3; author credits unfound.)
"Face Looked Familiar -- and Found a Twin."

-- Sullivan County Democrat. October 3, 1980 (pagination missing).
"S.C.C.C. Twins Turn to Triplets."

-- Newsweek, October 6, 1980
(pagination of first page of article missing.)
"3 Guys for Queens look to Hollywood."

-- Ibid. "Blood Is Thicker Than Surnames." Page 61.

-- Goodhousekeeping. February 1981
(no author credits. First page number missing.)
"The Triplets Who Found Each Other."
Pages ?, 76, 77, 80, 82, 83.

-- Newsday, Sunday, October 12, 1997.
Saul, Stephanie (Staff Writer),
"In the Name of Research: identical brothers separated at birth were studied, but truth was hidden."
pages A5, A52, A 53.


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