John Gallagher
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Obituary of John Gallagher

GALLAGHER, JOHN E. JR., - 70, of Linwood, passed away peacefully, while surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, February 15, 2018.  Devoted husband to his wife Barbara (nee Patroni); loving father to his daughters Michele (Lon) Murray, Christine (Charles) Emanuel Esq., and Dr. Andrea (Dr. Shep) Phillips; proud grandfather to Luke, Makayla, and Liam (Murray), Charles Carter and Cole (Emanuel) and Gaige (Phillips).  Born January 29, 1948 in Atlantic City to John and Eleanor Gallagher, John attended Our Lady Star of the Sea, Atlantic City High School, and Atlantic County Vocational Tech, where he earned the State of New Jersey’s Inspection License for Blue, Black, Gold, Red seals.  John met his lifelong sweetheart, Barbara, whom he affectionately called “Bobbi,” while working at the famous White House Sub Shop of Atlantic City.  They were married in 1969.  John was a 20-year member of Local 68 Union of Operating Engineers, while an employee of Trump Plaza.  John was a very faithful and generous person, and above all, a true gentleman.  Barbara lovingly called John “St. Francis” because of his love of animals.  John had a great passion for the outdoors.  He cherished fishing with his brother Joe, fishing vacations in the Outer Bank with lifelong beach buddies including his close friend Jim Linette (deceased), and loved spending time on his boat with family.  John’s siblings include sisters Ellen Hudson (deceased), Patricia (Joseph) Previti, Sharon (Dennis) Posser, Marlene (Robert) Reid; brothers, James Gallagher, Joseph (Joann) Gallagher, and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be forever in our hearts.  Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at George H. Wimberg Funeral Home. 1707 New Rd., Linwood  Service will begin at 1 p.m.  Burial will follow at Laurel Memorial Park, Egg Harbor Township.  Donations can be directed to CONTACT Cape Atlantic, 9500 Ventnor Ave., Bldg. 2, Margate, NJ 08402