David Andrew Gallup
David Andrew Gallup
  • October 28, 1949 - October 30, 2017
  • Brentwood, California

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David Andrew Gallup, age 68, passed away on Monday October 30th, 2017.
David was born on October 28th, 1949 in Cleveland, Ohio to Charles Henry Gallup, M.D. and Luna Athelia (Shepherd) Gallup. He grew up in the Oakland hills with his two brothers and sister. He attended Skyline High School in Oakland, California. David then served our country as an Army Medic and honorably ended his service on April 20th, 1977. After he finished serving, he strived to impact more lives by studying engineering at San Francisco State University. David applied his medic experience and engineering knowledge to create high-tech medical devices establishing himself as a plastics medical device development engineer and process expert. Early in his career, he worked at Oximetrics (Abbott Laboratories) where he met his wife, Mary Pascual-Gallup. They happily married in 1986 and welcomed their first child, Hannah Kay Gallup. In 1993, David's family continued to grow when they had their second child LettaJoe Shepherd Gallup. David transitioned from Abbott Laboratories to Boston Scientific in 1996. In 1999, Mary and David founded Hantel Technologies to help companies of all sizes bring medical devices to market. Over the course of his career he invented 37 patents and filed 62 applications. David worked on numerous start-ups including Epicor (St. Jude) and co-founded 3 companies (Vascular Pathways, Vytronus, and RDN Healthcare).
As a family, they traveled across country to race their Catalina 30' and small boats, vacationed at a Colorado ranch, took short weekend trips down to Carmel Valley, and went to Hawaii several times. Throughout the years, David had a variety of hobbies. He sailed boats on the San Francisco Bay, Lake Merritt, Oakland Estuary, and many mountain lakes. He won the 1986 and 1995 Fleet & YRA Season Championships on Biophilia. He played the trumpet in the Alameda and Brentwood Community Band. Recently, he took up rifle shooting and accomplished hitting a bullseye from 150 yards away.
David's life focused was his commitment to his family and drive to create well designed, safe, and effective medical devices. David's life and contributions will be celebrated on Saturday November 4th, 2017. Any contributions to your preferred charity, church, or American Red Cross would be much appreciated in lieu of flowers.