The Rev. Barry Robert “Chuck” Galley, 70, died on March 24, 2018 in his Cumru Township residence after a 6-year struggle with Lewy Body Dementia. He was the loving husband of Kim (Fogel) Galley. They would have celebrated 35 years of marriage on April 9th.
Born in New Brunswick, NJ on April 27, 1947, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Mildred (Dammers) Galley.
Chuck was a 1965 graduate of South River High School, NJ, a 1969 graduate of Moravian College and a 1973 graduate of Moravian Theological Seminary.
Chuck began his 36-year career with Phoebe Ministries in 1976, when he was called to serve as the Chaplain and Director of Admissions at Phoebe-Devitt Home in Allentown. He guided the development and construction of the Phoebe Berks Campus in 1990 and lead the community as the Executive Director & Vice President of Operations until his retirement in 2012. Chuck truly loved his job and was very devoted to serving the residents and staff of Phoebe Berks, where he knew every resident and employee by name.
Chuck was strong in his faith, serving as an interim pastor at various churches throughout Berks & Schuylkill Counties. He was a member of St. John's (Hain's) U.C.C., Wernersville.
In his free time, Chuck was an avid runner, completing 7 marathons. He loved the outdoors-- biking, kayaking and happy hours on the back patio. He cherished time spent with family and loved his vacations.
Chuck was the loving father of 5 children; Andrew, husband of Elizabeth of Port Deposit, MD, Heather, wife of Steven Hershey of Pen Argyl, PA, Timothy of Breinigsville, PA, Alayne, wife of Todd Klopp of Lititz, PA and Katelyn, girlfriend of Vincent Guerrero of Billings, MT.
Other survivors include his brother Lawrence Galley, husband of Patricia of Jacksonville, Florida, 6 grandchildren; Jacquelyn, wife of Justin Sanchez, Cierra, Ashleigh, Jace, Gavin, Connor and 1 great grandson, Nash and his beloved pets: Lexi and Mosey.
The family would like to thank Compassus Hospice for the compassionate care given to Chuck.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 21st at 2:00 pm at Phoebe Berks Village, 1 Reading Drive, Wernersville, PA 19565.
Burial will be private in St. John’s (Hain’s) Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Phoebe Berks Village Tranquility Place, 1 Reading Drive, Wernersville, PA 19565.
Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Laureldale is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, visitwww.StitzelFamilyFuneralHomes.com.
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