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Neal Galusha

October 22, 2018

GALUSHA, Neal M.

Age 89 passed away Oct. 22, 2018. Neal was born March 24, 1929 in Williamstown,, MA. He is survived by Brigid, his beloved wife of 67 years, daughter and sons, Alison Squiers, Timothy (Judi) Galusha, Jeffery Galusha and Christopher (Beth) Galusha; granddaughters, Erin, Mckensie, Emma and Sydney Galusha; grandsons, Nathan (Megan) Squires and Max Galusha; sister, Ellen (David) Barnes. Neal graduated from Cornell Univ. in 1951. There he was manager of Varsity Football, President of his fraternity and elected to the senior honorary society, Sphinx Head. After graduation he went to an Air Force Base in Furstenebeldbruch, Germany where he and Brigid got married in 1951, returning home to Elmira in 1953 he went to work at Thatcher Glass as a draftsman in the mould division. Eventually he became manager of Thatcher’s two mould shops; one in Elmira and one in Toledo. After retiring from Thatcher he worked at Corning Inc. for two years then becoming County Legislature for the next twelve years. Neal, a lifetime Episcopalian, was active in his church. He joined St. Mathews Episcopal Church in 1954 and over the years served as Sunday School Teacher, Vestry Member, Warden and Stewardship Chair. In addition to being active locally, he was chair of the Diocesan Stewardship Commission, served on the Board of the Foundation. He was twice elected as Deputy to the General Convention. He was active in the renewal movements like Cursillo and Marriage encounter.  On the lighter side he and Brigid lived on a 100 acre farm outside Horseheads. They sold Christmas trees and for ten years had an outside wedding business called Garden Paths and planned and planted a lot of gardens. Neal was  a true gentleman. He loved gardening, tennis, travel a good martini and above all his family. Family and friend are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Sunday Oct. 28, 2018 from 12:00 noon –3:00 pm.  A Celebration of the Eucharist will take place in St. Matthews Episcopal Church 408 S, Main St. Horseheads on Monday Oct. 29, 2018 at 11:00 am with military honors to follow services in church.  In addition to flowers those wishing may also remember Neal with memorials the St. Matthews Episcopal Church 408 S. Main St. Horseheads NY 14845. Condolences at www.barberfuneralhome.com

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