Tonawanda News


January 22, 2013

Lester Galas


Lester Galas, age 94, on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at DeGraff Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Lester was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church. He retired from Buffalo Pumps and previously worked at Buffalo Bolt. Lester was consummate Grandpa. He loved being outdoors, fishing and being with his family. He was an avid New York Yankees fan.
Lester was a WWII U.S. Army Veteran.  He served in North Africa and the European Theater and was at the Battle of Normandy. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Distinguished Unit Badge with Oak Leaf Cluster and European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal.
Loving husband of Stella (Maday) Galas of North Tonawanda. Dear father of Michael (Deborah) Galas, Kathleen (John) See, Lawrence Galas, Martin Galas, Robert Galas and Nancy (Brian) Stuff. Proud grandfather of Todd (Danielle) Galas, Matthew (Sarah) Galas, Rene See, Thomas See, Brian (Jocelyn) Galas, Danielle Galas, Jacqueline Galas, Cory, Robert and Chad Stuff. Great-grandfather of Olivia, Ella, Owen and Sydney. Brother of Helen Adams and Rose Mislin and predeceased by two brothers and two sisters. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
No Prior Visitation. Interment will be at White Chapel Memorial Park. Arrangements by the Brunner Funeral Home.
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