John “Jack” Robert Gallagher (age 76) of Beverly Shores, Indiana passed away
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.
He was born January 16, 1935 in Chicago to John Joseph and Lyda J. (Blyth)
He is survived by his loving wife, Carol J. (Wasowicz) Gallagher and his
four children, Victoria (Thomas) Fredrichs of Washington, D.C., Robert
(Darlene) Gallagher of Munster, Ind., Matthew (Meg) Gallagher of Los
Angeles, Calif., and Michael (Tara) Gallagher of Glenview, Ill.; and 11
grandchildren, Jack, Henry, Joseph, Sam, Liam, Delaney, Grace, Peter,
Ainsley, Margaret Tierney and Ailsa Gallagher.
He is also survived by his sister, Ann Cummings of Chicago, Ill. and many
nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas
Gallagher and sisters, Mary Barnes and Jean Anderson.
He and his wife, Carol, raised their family in Flossmoor, Ill. and lived
there for 28 years. In 2000, he and Carol retired to Beverly Shores. Jack
was a member of St. Ann of the Dunes Catholic Church where he served on the
Parish Council and Peace and Social Justice Commission. He was also a
council member for the Association of Beverly Shores Residents. Jack retired
from Borg-Warner Automotive Corp. after 22 years. He served as a crew chief
for the Army’s first helicopter unit.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St.
Anne of the Dunes Catholic Church, 433 E. Golfwood Rd., Beverly Shores, Ind.
Visitation with the family will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the church.
Arrangements by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind.
Memorials may be made to HandsTogether.org
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