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1614 Guilderland Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12306
Phone: 518-346-8424
Fax: 518-346-2852
Joseph Galuski

Joseph Galuski

Tuesday, February 22nd, 1944 - Sunday, December 30th, 2018
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Joseph Galuski 74, passed away suddenly December 30,2018 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY

Born and educated in Troy, Joseph was the son of the late Leo and Anna (Pappas) Gaunay and a graduate of Catholic Central High School.

A former member of the Army National Guard, Joe was a former employee of Sterling Drug in East Greenbush, NY for many years. After the company closed, Joseph went to work in automotive sales at Wedekind Motors until his passing.

A member of St John the Evangelist Church in Schenectady, Joseph was an avid gardener.

Joseph is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years Barbara (Cavanaugh) Galuski who he married December 1st of 1978, his sister; Antoinette F. Oswald of Wynantskill, NY, brother-in-law; Richard Cavanaugh of Fredericksburg, VA, his 3 nieces and 5 nephews; Linda Slavin, Lori Cicciari , Lisa Danaher, Michael Danaher, Daniel Danaher, Leo Danaher, Theodore Oswald and James Oswald and many great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday morning January 5,2019 at 8:45 am at Bond Funeral Home, Broadway & Guilderland Avenue, Schenectady, NY followed at 9:30 am at St John the Evangelist Church, 802 Union Street, Schenectady, NY where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. A visitation for Joseph will be held on Friday evening January 4th from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home.

Interment will be in St. Josephs Cemetery in Schenectady.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Joseph’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 4th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, January 4th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Bond Funeral Home
    1614 Guilderland Avenue
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | 9:30am
    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 9:30am
    St. John the Evangeliist Church
    802 Union Street
    Schenectady, NY
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    Prayer at Funeral Home prior to the Funeral Mass at 8:45 am
    Rev. Richard Carlino
  • Interment

    St. Joseph's Cemetery
    Albany Street
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george quick

Posted at 03:48pm
To the family of Joe Galuski,I would like to offer my condolences on his passing. I knew Joe working from working at Wedekind Motors the past 2 years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Goodwin Family

Posted at 02:34pm
I’m sorry for your loss, it can be hard to lose someone close to you. I wanted to share a hope with you for the future from the Bible. It is at Revelation 21:4, which gives us reassurance that God will one day take away sickness, disease-caused pain and tears of sorrow. We will all one day live in peace. If you would like to learn more or have any questions, please go to the official website JW.ORG.

Richard Van Patten

Posted at 07:26pm
Barb: Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. Dick and Joan Van Patten

Joyce Gavin

Posted at 01:28pm
Our family is heartbroken to learn that our dear friend Joe has passed away. We will always treasure his trusted, kind and understanding demeanor while guiding us through purchasing our vehicles over the last twenty years from Wedekind Motors. It was always a pleasure to be greeted by a man who always treated you as family. Sharing life events, recipes and gardening tips with Joe will be greatly missed. He was truly a wonderful guy! ~Bruce, Joyce and Jessica Gavin~

James Kennedy

Posted at 08:07pm
Barbara, I only had the pleasure of knowing Joe for about 2 years, but his impact on my life will last a lifetime. He was one of the most memorable people i have ever had the pleasure of meeting in my entire life, and one of the most talented salespeople i have ever had the honor of working with in my entire career. I will always miss picking his brain for recipes, and sharing with him my cooking escapades on monday mornings. The store will certainly never be the same without him, as nobody can make us laugh like he did. His witty, sardonic sense of humor is just so unique, it will never be possible to replicate. Young men like me need a resource like him in our life, as his life experience and solid Christian values were priceless, and made him the ultimate mentor. I will miss all the stories of the trips you and Joe took, the farmer's markets and the deals you and Joe got at Trader Joes. I will miss the home grown garlic he brought in for me fresh from the garden, him letting me chat his ear off about my time in the woods deer hunting, and listening to his input as to what recipes to cook my venison with. I will miss coming in on Monday morning to have him come into my office and ask how my weekend went, and ask to see a picture of my daughter. Or the time i taught him how to use email and print from it so he didnt have to run upstairs to get insurance cards. You see, at the end of the day, it is the little things that all cultivate into the big picture of a man. Hindsight is not a microscope, it is a big movie screen full of all the small, seemingly inconsequential things that you dont recall until triggered by need or circumstance. If people don't cherish them when you are gone, you didn't affect their life in a substantial manner. Barbara, i think i can speak for alot of people when i tell you that your husband positively affected almost everyone he came in contact with. His heart was massive, almost too big at times. His love for you was always on display, the way his face lit right up when you called him at work. He was a one of a kind man and will be sorely missed. They just dont make them like that anymore. I aspire to be half the man he was. Take heart, behind every great man, there is a strong, smart woman looking over him. Every man needs a competent life manager, and for him, that was clearly you Barbara. I know nothing i say can really help you like time ultimately will, so I will let our Lord and Savior do the talking; "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death, or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." (Revelations 21:4)

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