John J. Gallagher, III
November 18, 1934 - October 25, 2022
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John J. Gallagher III, 87, of Aberdeen, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday. John was born and raised in Jackson Heights, Queens. After graduating from his local high school, he went to St. Bonaventure College but left when his Mom was ill and then enlisted in the Army. Following his service in …
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Carrie Leonard left a message on October 31, 2022:
John was the heart center of People Magazine, so we all lost a little piece of our collective hearts this past week. A friend and pal to all. Sending love especially to Mary and of course the whole Gallagher family.
Doug Dickman left a message on October 31, 2022:
I had the great opportunity to work with John at People magazine. As a new sales person, I was slightly intimidated. I recall going to his office where he had the page layout on his desk and was working his magic. I sheepishly explained my client's problem to which I expected a "Sorry Kid", but he took his pencil and feverishly erased half of the layout and reworked it. JG, your kindness has never been lost on me - you are a true gentleman and will be missed. God Bless you Sir.
Laura Schroff left a message on October 30, 2022:
When I joined PEOPLE Magazine in 1984, John and Vanessa were the first two people who took me to lunch. I was terrified of him, but shortly thereafter, I found out he had a heart of gold and was beyond kind. I am so proud to be one of his many PALs. He will always be loved by so many, and thoughts and prayers go out to my dear friend, Mary, and his loving family. May he RIP.
Nancy Cooper left a message on October 29, 2022:
To all of John's family and friends. I am so saddened by this sudden loss. I had hopes of seeing Johnny G one more time since our daughter just moved to NYC. He was a one-of-a kind - truly lived a life full of love for others. I wish I could be with you, but know you will all be in my thoughts and prayers from Los Angeles on Sunday and Monday. God Bless John. XX
Mark Nugent left a message on October 29, 2022:
John will forever be remembered for his gruff demeanor masking a huge, generous heart.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Ann “Al” Brooks left a message on October 29, 2022:
John was not only a great friend, but a surrogate dad when I moved to NYC. Always checking in on me with a hug and joke to share. Somehow I think the guy will find a way to sneak a cigar beyond the pearly gates. Prayers to his lovely family, especially my dear friend, Mary.
Jennifer and Laura Bowery left a message on October 28, 2022:
With our Deepest Love and Condolences
Brenda Lyons left a message on October 27, 2022:
My thoughts and prayers are with your family
Woolley Boglioli Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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