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Edward T. Gallagher

Obituary for Edward T. Gallagher

July 26, 1949 - June 14, 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Age 69


Edward T. Gallagher, 69, of Philadelphia passed away peacefully on June 14, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of 39 years to Joan Gallagher (nee Peasley). Loving father of Siobhan, Sean, and Marykate Gallagher (Michael). Pop-Pop of Raegan, Addison, Mackenzie and Sean Jr. Dear brother of Joseph Gallagher (Peggy). Ed was survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Ed was born on July 26, 1949 in Philadelphia to the late Edward and Irene Gallagher (nee Gwinner). He attended St. Matthew and graduated from Father Judge in 1967. After high school, he was drafted into the United States Military and served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. Ed worked for the US Postal Service for over 30 years. He retired in 2012, as the director of the Eastern Region for the National Postal Mail Handlers Union. Edward loved three things: his family, work, and sports. If he wasn't working, you could find him coaching, watching his children play sports, spending quality time with his family and of course a delicious meal. Ed treasured every minute he spent with his four grandchildren. His smile was contagious when he was surrounded by his family and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to Edward's Life Celebration Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM and Friday, June 21, 2019 from 8:30AM to 9:30AM at John F. Givnish of Academy Rd, 10975 Academy Rd. Followed by his Funeral Mass 10:00AM at St Martha Church, 11321 Academy Rd. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Edward's memory may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project at

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John F. Givnish Funeral Home

10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
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