Gerard H. Gallagher

Obituary for Gerard H. Gallagher

November 10, 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Gerard H. Gallagher, of Philadelphia, age 88 passed away on November 10, 2020. He is Preceded in death by his beloved wife Mary (Mullin). Father to Gerard Jr (Michelle), KC (Arlene), Michael (Donna), Mary Theresa (Dan) and John (Natalie). He was the grandfather to 14 and great grandfather to 9. Jerry was born and raised in Philadelphia and was the son to late John and Mae Gallagher. Brother to late Joseph, Jack (Marge), Ernie (Ginny) Gallagher. He proudly served his country during the Korean War as a Corpsman in the U.S. Navy. Jerry was a long time coach, mentor and officer of the Olney Eagles Boys Club. He was passionate about High School sports serving as a volunteer for LaSalle High School Football and for many years for Cardinal Dougherty High School Football. Relatives and Friends are invited to share in Jerry's Life Celebration on Tuesday November 17, 2020 starting at 9:00 AM followed by his funeral mass at 10:30 AM at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 8502 Frankford Ave., Phila, 19136. Internment at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Renfrew Center 320 King of Prussia Rd. Radnor PA 19087 or to the Breathing Room Foundation 8310 Brookside Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027. Family service by John F. Givnish of Academy Rd. To share your fondest memories of Jerry, visit

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