August 29, 1935 ‒ August 11, 2017
Formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio
Harold Ivan Gallogly, 81, cherished husband of Loretta Gallogly, died peacefully at his home on Friday, August 11, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Harold was born on August 29, 1935 in Sunbury, Ohio to Harry and Ethel Gallogly and graduated from Big Walnut High School in 1953. He resided in Sunbury, Mt. Vernon, and finally in Delaware, Ohio and he and Loretta also enjoyed their winter home in Bonita Springs, Florida.
Harold was a master carpenter who built a number of custom homes in and around the Knox County area. He was a standout athlete during his high school days and continued playing basketball and golf well into his seventies. He was always well known by his family and among many friends for his congenial nature, his even temperament, and his wry wit and mischievous smile. Other than his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Metzger, and by his first wife, Marie (Waller) Gallogly in 1986. Survivors include Harold and Marie’s two sons and their families; Phil Gallogly and his wife, Liz of Mt. Vernon and Scott Gallogly and Lea, also of Mt. Vernon.
Harold and Loretta were married on January 16, 1988 in Knox County. Surviving Harold are his four stepchildren from this union and their families; John and Karen McNeal, Patti and Ralph Bach, and Peggy Hoffman, all of Delaware, and Rob McNeal and Susan Rodnon of Key West, Florida. He is also survived by two brothers, Ken Gallogly of Marengo and Marvin Gallogly of Delaware, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The family would like to acknowledge the special care that Susie Miller and Tara Stover of OhioHealth Hospice provided Harold during his illness.
Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074. Burial will follow at Sunbury Memorial Park. Friends may call on the family from 10 AM until the time of the service.
Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to the Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Dr. Columbus, Ohio 43214.
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Harold’s family. Special memories and condolences can be expressed to them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com