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Ralph T. "Tom" Galbreath

Born: Fri., Sep. 30, 1921
Died: Sun., Dec. 18, 2011

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Ralph T. "Tom" Galbreath, 90, of Ford City,(formerly of South Buffalo Twp.) passed away at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, December 18th, 2011, peacefully, at Armstrong County Health Center, Kittanning.
Ralph was born in Freeport, on September 30, 1921, the son of the late Essie M. (Thompson) and Ralph L. Galbreath. Tom graduated from Freeport High School in 1940. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II. After the war, Tom worked at Winfield Cement Co., and later worked at Eljer Toilet Co. and PPG. He then worked at T.W. Phillips Gas and Oil Co. in Walkchalk as a truck driver for 23 years before retiring in 1984. He was a member of Union Baptist Church Kittanning, a charter member of the South Buffalo Twp. Vol. Fire Dept., and member of the Utility Workers of America AFL-CIO. Tom enjoyed hunting, woodworking, singing, and traveling with his wife to the Army reunions.

He is survived by his wife of 65 1/2 years, Helen P. (Reesman) Galbreath; his daughter Bonnie L. (George) Kress Jr. of the North Hills, his son Theodore "Ted" R. (Amy) Galbreath, of Springfield, OH; and his sister Eileen Payo, of Dillsburg He is also survived by his three granddaughters, Maegan (Justin) Cooper of Cranberry, Joellen (Matt) Schibler, of Tampa FL, and Betheny Galbreath, of Dayton, OH; and his two grandsons, George M. (Kerstin) Kress, III of the North Hills, Benjamin C. (Kelli) Galbreath of South Charleston, OH and his 10 great grandchildren.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, and his two sisters Martha A. Morrison, and Mary I. King.

Family and friends are being received on Tuesday Dec. 20th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Redmond Funeral Home Inc. 524 High St. Freeport. The South Buffalo Vol Fire Dept will have a service on Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm. A funeral service will be held at the Union Baptist Church, Kittanning, at 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 21st, with Pastor Jonathan Hill officiating. Burial will follow in Slate Lick Cemetery, Kittanning,

In lieu of flowers. memorial contributions may be made to:

Union Baptist Church 467 Church Road Ext Kittanning, Pa 16201

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Grace McQueen

Another old friend gone. God bless you and your family Helen. Wish I could be there. Grace in CO.

Liz and Donnie Brunswick

Helen, We are so sorry for your loss. Donnie and I are saying lots of prayers for you.

Don and Karen (Beckett) McNutt

Dear Helen, Bonnie, Ted and families,

May God comfort you as only He can with your husband and father's "moving to Heaven". Heaven's gain is our great loss but praise God we will see Tom there!

May your wonderful memories fill your hearts!

Love, Don and Karen

Paul White

My sympathy to you, Ted, and to your entire family. May God grant you peace and comfort.


Paul White

Sarasota, FL

Deb (McQueen) Ramage

Dearest Helen, You have my deepest sympathy in losing your dear husband. God bless you and your whole family in this sad (but happy) time of the year. Love, Deb

Tim and Barb Gillam

Dear Helen, Bonnie, and Ted,

Our prayers certainly are with you at this time. It is a deep valley through which you are going, but our God's grace is sufficient for every need. We shall continue to be praying for you all at this time. May the peace of God touch your heart with the knowledge and promises of His Word!

By Grace Alone,

Tim and Barb

Michael and L. Elaine Sakaluk and Family

Aunt Helen, Bonnie, Ted and Families

So sorry to hear of Uncle Tom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May you find comfort and strength in Our Lord.

Rich and Karen Rumbarger

Dearest Aunt Helen. We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.

Carol (Rumbarger) Filinovich

To Uncle Tom's Family - so sorry for your loss. Please know that you will all be in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

Carol (Rumbarger) Filinovich, Mary's daughter

Wesley Chapel, FL

Linda (Ohl) and Larry Hollier

Bonnie, So sorry to hear of your loss. It's always difficult to lose a parent, no matter how long we have to prepare. It was good to see you recently. Wish there would have been more time to talk. See you at 50th.

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