In Memory

Michael Galomb - Class Of 1969

Mike lost his battle with ALS Feb 18, 2015. 

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02/20/15 08:32 AM #1    

Keith E. Williams (1969)

27th. And Columbia Streets Down From Vinces Drive-In was quite a Corner because 3 of the 4 Corner homes had Dennis Reiss , Myself (Keith Williams) and Michael Galomb. Here is to remembering Michael, his family, and the Good Times. Let's see Home Made Go Cart, Bicycle Races On Hand Made Course, The Ususal Basketball, Baseball & Football, the infamous Clubhouse, bus rides to and from school and finally the fast-Burgandy Mercury Cyclone, Brand New Car he had!  R.I.P. Michael........................>

02/20/15 08:52 AM #2    

Jeff Krause (1969)

Mike was a butcher at the IGA in Parkway Manor while I was doing the same job at Suburban Mkt. I remember when he took off a piece of his thumb. We used to tease each other about body parts in the hamburger! He played football for my Dad too. A really good guy. RIP Mike.

02/20/15 12:00 PM #3    

Donna Doyle (1969)

Grew up with him living a block away on Columbia St.  Sorry to hear he is gone.

02/20/15 08:05 PM #4    

Patricia Reppert (Hadesty) (1969)

I remember Mike being in my cooking class. He & the other guys used to take stuff out of the cupboards before Mrs Harding came in lol. He was the sweetest guy & always had a smile for you. Enjoyed seeing him at the class reunion at Willow Tree Grove. You could always pick him out of the crowd sporting that Florida tan of his. Rest In Peace Mike!!

02/21/15 07:24 PM #5    

Richard F. Nederostek (1969)

I am so sorry that he has passed , had such good times in school my parents loved him and I told my 94 year old mother today and she remembered him , Rest in peace Mike , no more pain

02/02/19 09:07 AM #6    

Raymond Geiger (1970)

Galomb, Michael 'Mike'
Feb. 18, 1951 - Feb. 18, 2015
Michael 'Mike' Galomb went to be with the Lord on February 18, 2015 in Sarasota, FL. at the age of 64. Michael fought a four-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as ALS.
Michael is survived by his wife of 35 years, Maryanne Galomb; son, Tylor Michael Galomb; brother, Gerald Galomb, Auburndale, FL. He is preceded in death by John Sr. and Helen (Olinick) Galomb, Allentown, PA.; brother John Galomb Jr., Allentown, PA.; nephew, Timothy John Galomb, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Michael was born on February 18, 1951 in Allentown, PA. to John and Helen Galomb. He graduated from Parkland High School in 1969. He married Maryanne Leniart, in 1982. After completing National School of Meat Cutting in Toledo, Ohio, so began Michael's interest in the grocery/food industry, both retail and wholesale. He began his early days working for Shop-Rite in Allentown, PA. From that point Michael ventured south to Florida for vacation and was offered a job and decided to relocate on the spot. To name a few companies that Michael worked for: Albertsons, Food Lion, Iowa Beef Processors, ConAgra, Swift & Company, Smithfield Packing Company and finishing his career at Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. as a Senior Field Consultant. The training, knowledge and jovial personality along with numerous years of experienced service made him marketable in the industry. In 1992 Michael and Maryanne welcomed their son, Tylor into this world, Michael's pride and joy. His wife and son were the epitome of his small but close knit family and the many experiences they shared in their years shall forever be the memories of their times spent together. As hardworking and dedicated as he was, Mike passionately enjoyed sports, the beach, fun vacations, and the zest for life that allows us those times to celebrate. Most loved and favored for cheering on the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Philadelphia Eagles, the New York Yankees, and NASCAR's Jeff Gordon, he also loved the arts, a good Broadway Play, a beautiful sunset, and the family and friends that embraced his being throughout his life.
Most remembered for his beautiful smile, and his most noted laugh, Mike's character of strength and courage will be forever respected and honored, as he endured through the grace of God, the ability to accept and adapt to a disease (Lou Gehrig) that although, 'modified his norm' would never change his will to fight and his ability to cope. He was our hero and 'His Courage to fight the good fight' Taking one day at a time, Shall be forever defined and embraced as 'Mike Galomb', husband, father, and friend to all. He has joined the ranks of the angels and as a butterfly emerges from a cocoon, so has a new creation in Christ. His new life has begun. God's Speed to Michael, forever in our hearts and souls. Until we meet again. Love, Faith and Hope.. Our beautiful Mike, We Love You.
A Memorial Service is scheduled for Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 4 to 6 PM at Toale Brothers Funeral Home, 40 North Orange Avenue, Sarasota FL, 34236.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the ALS Florida Chapter; (2 Florida Clinics: Lee memorial ALS Clinic in Fort Myers or USF ALS Clinic in Tampa).


Published in Herald Tribune from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25, 2015

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