John Joseph Gallagher

April 19, 1951 - August 30, 2021

John Joseph Gallagher, age 70, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, August 30, 2021.

Born in Chester, PA, he was a son of the late John Joseph and Anna (Kolody) Gallagher, Sr. John graduated from St. James High School in Chester, PA. Continuing his studies in HVAC, he attended Philadelphia Wireless. In the interim, he worked for several HVAC companies. Later he went to work for Chester Upland School District, where he retired as a plant operations manager after many years of dedicated service.

John was an avid sports fan. Of all his passions, his family was most important. He will always be remembered as a devoted husband and best friend to Karen, loving father, an adored pop-pop, and a dear friend to many.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his son, John Joseph Gallagher, III. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Karen Lynn (Koukounaris) Gallagher; daughters, Heather Ann Gallagher (Wayne Driver), Gayle Burns (John), Meagan Ann Clifford (Steven Hall), and Heather Razzi (Anthony); 7 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.

All services will be held privately.

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023.


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  • Karen, I am deeply sorry for your loss. You have been in my prayers and will continue in my prayers. God is with you and will give you the strength for each day. Prayers for strength for you and your family. Love ya ❤🙏

  • Karen – I am so very sorry for your loss. Know that I am loving you through and if you need anything – I am here – even if it is just someone to sit with. Knowing that earth’s loss is heaven’s gain – I pray you find solace in that truth. XO
    In Christian Love, SusieK

  • Heather and family,
    I’m thinking of all of you and sending prayers during this difficult time.
    Karen Myers

  • He was also a wonderful brother, in my life time I will never have another !! This is a big loss for Karen n his girls ! Sending lots of prayers n hugs for all of you ! ❤️🙏

  • Spent many of nights with the you all, you were the sweetest man and always treated me as one of your own. You will be dearly missed.

  • I remember the days at Saint Michael’s School going to you buddy