Patricia Gallus

Patricia Joyce "Pat" Gallus

1932 - 2020

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Obituary of Patricia Joyce Gallus

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Age 87, of Grand Blanc, formerly of Munising, Michigan, died on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at her home. In accordance with Pat’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Those desiring may direct memorial donations to the American Diabetes Association. Please visit Pat’s tribute page at martinfuneralhome.com.

Pat was born on November 8, 1932, in Detroit, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Theresa (Renisch) Hogan. Raised in Detroit, Pat was educated locally, graduating high school with the Class of 1950. Pat would meet the love of her life, George Gallus. The couple dated, fell in love, and were united in marriage on January 7, 1951. Sadly, George preceded her in death in 2007, after 56 years of marriage.

Pat was a devoted wife and mother. She worked as a secretary for the Warren Woods School District, retiring in 1981. After retirement, Pat and George moved to their dream home in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where she resided for over 35 years. Pat enjoyed doing puzzles, reading, quilting, and needlepoint.

Left to cherish her memory are daughters: Lynn and husband, Al Steiger and Gay and husband, Richard Bostick; five grandchildren: Katie and husband, Chris Kubinski, Chris and wife, Marci Steiger, Ashley Bostick, Jesse Bostick and Rachel and husband, Daniel Kushaney, four great-grandchildren: Haley, Avery, Ellie, and Will; and dear friends, Maryann and husband, Bob Lasky.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George; and sister, Shirley LaRocca.

Friends may share a memory with the family at martinfuneralhome.com.