Obituary, William Douglas Galloway
William Douglas Galloway, age 100, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 18, 2021. William was born August 16, 1920 in Pittsburgh PA to William and Anna Galloway and had a beloved sister Mildred Allen (deceased).
After his mother passed away in 1930 he lived in Ferndale and Elton PA with his cousin Mary and Willard Robson and their children Willard and Judith. After graduating from Adams Township High School, Bill moved to Philadelphia PA in 1939 where he worked for Edward G Budd company. During WW2 (1944 to 1946) he served as an MM/2 in the US Navy aboard the Cascade, and saw service on several Pacific islands and Japan.
He married the love of his life, Laretta Fern Bloom on May 24th 1946
While in Philadelphia, Bill earned his Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering in the Drexel Night program.
Bill and Fern moved to Bensalem PA and eventually started his own Mechanical Engineering business and floral supply business.
Bill was full of life and would try anything. He enjoyed life and met everyone with an easy smile or a joke.
After Fern passed away in 2013 he moved to Kintnersville with David and Susan and in 2016 he adventured west to settle in Coeur D’Alene Idaho, where he lived for 4 years creating a homestead with them and two granddaughter’s families.
He is survived by his daughter Ann and husband Ted Artman, his son David and wife Susan, five Grandchildren Stacey (Jazzme) Blackwell, Gregory (Faith) Artman, Emily (Richard) Renn, Amber (Kevin) Loewe, Jesse Galloway. He is also blessed with 11 great grandchildren (Kaylin, Aubrey, Bristol, and Macie Renn; Isaac, Carter and Brennan Loewe; Caleb and Annabelle Galloway; Selah and Karys Blackwell+.
William was preceded in death by his parents, wife Fern and sister Mildred.
A memorial service is being held in Pennsylvania on April 10, and in Idaho we are holding a family memorial celebration of life.