John Joseph Gallagher
John Joseph Gallagher
  • February 1, 1953 - March 2, 2017
  • Charlottesville, Virginia

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John Joseph Gallagher Jr., 64 of Charlottesville, VA, passed away on March 2nd, 2017 peacefully surrounded by family at home after a long battle with Esophageal Cancer.

John was born on February 1st, 1953 in Newark, New Jersey to the Rita Halloran Gallagher and the late John Joseph Sr. John worked as a Senior Staff Professional for IBM Corporation. He attended college at James Madison University and finishing off his degree at Eastern Mennonite University years later earning a BS in Business Administration. He was an avid musician enjoying the guitar and keyboard and performing in a few bands throughout his life. John enjoyed long walks in the woods with his dog AJ and the late Angus, family vacations, summers at Lake Winola, PA, family and friends.

In addition to his father, John was preceded in death by his sister Patti Gallagher Scrymgeour, brother-in-law Frank Scrymgeour, of Pittstown, NJ and mother-in-law Betty Hensinger D’Argenio of Whitehall, PA.

John is survived by his wife Terry D’Argenio Gallagher sharing 36 years of marriage, his son John Joseph Gallagher III, along with his wife Sasha White Gallagher, son Christopher Gallagher, daughter Jamie Gallagher and grandson John Joseph Gallagher IV. His sisters Mariteresa Gallagher Dougherty, Sharon Gallagher Mullarkey, and twin sister Maureen Gallagher Coleman, brother-in-law John Coleman of Scotch Plains, NJ, along with many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2017, 2:00 at Teague Funeral Home, Charlottesville VA. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service.

Special thanks to the Hope Cancer Center on Pantops Road, especially Julie, Kiera, Michelle, and Dr. Gorsch who made his last 2 ½ years both warm, friendly, and comfortable. The family would also like to thank the Hospice of the Piedmont and the Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad for their kindness, patience, and care during this trying time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at Memorial and Honor Giving.