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Edwin J Galaski

May 21, 1937 — September 15, 2021

Edwin Joseph Galaski passed away after a brief illness on September 15, 2021 in Kernersville, NC. Ed was born on May 21, 1937 in McKeesport, PA. He was proceeded in death by the love of his life, Patricia Twardy Galaski, father - Edward Galaski, mother - Josephine Musial Galaski, brother in-law, Michael Twardy and cousin, Edmond Deluga. He was a 1955 graduate of Monessen High School, where he played a number of sports, especially football. Ed earned all-conference honors as a Tight End and a football scholarship to the University of Denver. Ed was proud of the fact that he played in the first football game against the newly established Airforce Academy in 1955. Ed later continued his education and football career at Waynesburg College. After college Ed went on to play semi-professional football for the Washington Generals. Ed worked as a Management Consultant for over 25 years, working with multiple fortune 1000 companies all over the United States and in a number of countries around the world. Ed liked to golf and go sign the books at many local clubs with his buddies. He was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan, especially the Steelers, being a season ticket holder for more than 50 years. Ed was a long-time member of St. Hyacinth's Church of Monessen and later a devoted member of the Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church in Monessen. He is survived by his son, Edward, daughter-in-law, Brenda and grandson, Joshua of High Point, NC. He was loved by his family and friends and will be truly missed. Friends will be received on Wednesday, September 22 from 2–4 pm and 6-8 pm at the Robert A Billick Funeral Home Inc, Grand Blvd. and Marion Ave., Monessen PA. Services will begin on Thursday at 9:30 am in the funeral home with a blessing service followed by a 10 am funeral mass in the Epiphany of our Lord Catholic Church with Rev. Michael J. Crookston officiating. Interment will follow in St. Hyacinth’s Cemetery.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Blessing Service

Thursday, September 23, 2021

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Robert A. Billick Funeral Home Inc.

Monessen, PA 15062

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Funeral Mass

Thursday, September 23, 2021

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