Gallery, James A., Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully Monday, February 6, 2012 at his home. Age 74 years. The son of the late Jackson and Stephanie (Koblinski) Gallery, Jim was born on June 7, 1937 in Saginaw, Michigan. Jim served in the United States Army. He married Patricia Kelley, his loving wife of 46 years, on August 21, 1965. Jim worked for Saginaw Grey Iron until his retirement in 1996. She survives him. He enjoyed gardening, cooking and reading. James was also a Commissioned Lay Minister. Surviving besides his wife Patricia are two daughters and one son, Beth and Randy Pangborn, Bridgeport; Jason Gallery, Saginaw; Jennifer Gallery, Saginaw; one grandson, Damian Gallery, Bridgeport; three sisters and one brother, Fran and Jack Eycleshymer, Bev and Ken Quaderer, Sandra DeAvery and Herbert Eugene Gallery. James was preceded in death by a brother Richard Gallery and a sister Mary Dorn. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at SS. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, 2395 S. Outer Drive. Rev. Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate. Burial will take place in Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Military Honors rendered by Michigan National Guard. There will be no visiting hours at the funeral home. Friends may call at SS. Simon and Jude Catholic Church on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to SS. Simon and Jude Catholic Church or the American Kidney Association. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road.