Richard Hewitt Galusha

Born: Thu., Feb. 28, 1935
Died: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019


Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jan. 19, 2019


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SUDBURY, VT:

Richard Hewitt Galusha, age 83, died Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at his home in Sudbury.

Richard. Galusha was born to Albert Ranney and Marjorie (Hewitt) Galusha  on February 28, 1935 in New Jersey, living in Caldwell, Essex Fells and Fairfield throughout his childhood and adult life until he moved to Sudbury, Vermont in 2009. While a resident of New Jersey he was a member of The Caldwell United Methodist Church. He was very active in his church having served as a trustee, member of the church choir and on numerous boards and committees. Before retiring in 2006, Richard worked as a Design Draftsman for Kay Elemetrics for over 40 years.  He also volunteered frequently for Habitat for Humanity. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served from June 1957 until his honorable discharge in March 1961. Richard loved music and sang in both the Montclair Chorale at home and the Navy-Blue Jacket Choir during his naval service. He was also proud of his family heritage as he was a direct descendent of Governor Jonas Galusha of Vermont.

Surviving is his wife of 54 years; Janet (Harding) Galusha  of Sudbury; his daughters; Dawn Baldinelli and her husband Phil of Londonderry, NH and their children, Bradley and Lisa; Linda Smith and her husband Roger of Moore, OK and their children, Mitchell and Carson; and Faith Galusha Gosselin and her husband Dan of Orwell, VT and their children, Nicholas and Ashleigh; his siblings; Gwendolyn Galusha and her husband Paul Rizzo of Hampton, VA, Louise Welsch of Bennington VT, Auberta Galusha also of Bennington, Muriel Rice of North Bennington, Manetta Maniaci and her husband Charles of Mohnton, PA and sister-in-law’s Pam Galusha of Washington Crossing, PA, and Marjorie Royle and her husband Douglas Taylor of Belvidere, NJ. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive him. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother; Paul Galusha.

The memorial service “In Celebration of His Life” will be held on Saturday,
January 19, 2019, at 11 AM, at the Brandon United Methodist Church. The Rev.
Kenneth    Bevan, pastor will officiate. Following the ceremony, the family
will receive friends in the church hall, for a time of remembrance.

A private graveside committal service will take place, at the family plot in
Shaftsbury VT at a later date.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in his memory to; The Brandon
United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 55, Brandon, VT 05733 or to the Caldwell
United Methodist Church, 8 Academy Road, Caldwell, NJ 07006.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in
Brandon, VT.

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