The Life of Francis E Galavage Sr.

Francis Galavage, Sr., 74, of Beaver Meadows, PA, passed away Thursday, April 15th, at Einstein Medical Center East Norriton.


Francis was born in Hecksherville, PA on September 18, 1946, a son of the late Julie (Bossig) and George Gurlavage.


He graduated from Nativity Catholic High School.


He served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War.


Francis retired from PP&L at the Berwick Nuclear Plant also worked road construction.


He was a proud believer of his catholic faith and spent hours watching Mother Angelica on TV. He also loved cooking and trying new recipes. 


Francis is survived by three daughters, Michelle Hueston, of St. Clair; Vanessa Strausser, of Reading; Patricia Turner, of Millheim; a son,Francis G. Galavage Jr., of Pottsville; two sisters, Joan Machita, of Minersville; Lorraine Gurlavage, of Port Carbon, a brother, Michael Galavage, of Port Carbon; and also survived by 10 Grandchildren Mindy, Amanda, Michael, Jacob, Cole, Evan, Zachary, Cody, Skyler, and Emily, and 1 Great Grandchild Savannah.


He is preceded in death by a son Michael G., and a brother George Galavage.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Clare of Assisi Church, St. Clair, at 10:30 am on Wednesday, April 21st, with Rev. Msgr. William F. Glosser officiating.


Friends and family may call Wednesday 9:30 am at St. Clare of Assisi Church.


Interment will follow at Schuylkill Memorial Park in Schuylkill Haven.

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