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PASSING OF STATION 28 LIFE MEMBER

Firefighter Patrick GallagherLife MemberFormer Captain and LieutenantMarch 18th 1921 – August 4th 2007 It is with deep regret that Union Fire Association announces the passing of Active and Life Member Patrick Gallagher 86. Pat was a 64 year veteran of the Union Fire Association having formerly served as both Lieutenant and Captain.Pat joined Union Fire Association in 1943 along with his twin brother Francis serving the company and the community day in and day out until his death. In addition to being a Firefighter Pat held the positions of both Lieutenant and Captain for 20 of the 64 years that he was a member. At the firehouse Pat was not only a mentor but also a friend to any firefighter new or old that walked into the engine bay. He was very much a people person always with a smile and hand out to greet you anytime he saw you whether you knew him or not. On the fire ground even as he got older he was around to help out where he could getting tools or standing by at a hydrant so other men could go ahead to the fire. Some members even remember Pat driving them in one of the Gallagher Taxis to a working Fire when they were juniors because they were too young to ride the trucks or drive themselves. Pat was just as dedicated to his family as he was to the firehouse and many would say that the two overlapped. Pat and the rest of his family always graciously volunteered their time to help out with firehouse fundraisers and other activities including the famous Firehouse Picnic that the Gallaghers always hosted. He was a loving Brother Husband Father and Grandfather and as such leaves behind an amazing legacy.Our deepest sympathies are with his wife Marg twin brother and fellow firefighter Fran and the rest of the Gallagher family. We firefighters not only mourn the loss of a brother firefighter but also celebrate the life of a great friend and mentor whose life will not soon be forgotten.Pat you will remain with us in spirit each and every time we get on the truck. You aint kiddinThe Officers and Members of Union Fire Association FUNERAL INFORMATIONA viewing will be held from 6pm to 9pm on Wednesday August 8th 2007 at McConaghy Funeral Home Ardmore PA. The viewing will continue Thursday morning from 930am to 1030am.A mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Margarets Church Narberth PA at 11am followed by a procession past Union Fire Association and Internment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery Bala Cynwyd PA.Any companies wishing to send apparatus should contact Deputy Chief Steve Weber.