John ‘Jack’ Gallagher

EAST LIVERPOOL — John “Jack” Gallagher, 85 of East Liverpool, Ohio passed away at Weirton Medical Center on Sunday, May 12, 2019 following a brief illness.

He was born in East Liverpool on Oct. 3, 1933 a son to the late John James and Virginia Margaret (Sinclair) Gallagher. He was a 1952 graduate of East Liverpool High School and attended Kent State University where he obtained an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. and worked as a police officer for the Wellsville Police Department before retiring. He attended Holy Trinity Parish.

He is survived by two brothers: Gary Gallagher of Wellsville, Ohio and Dan Gallagher of Edon, Ohio; a sister: Judy Whitehead of East Liverpool, Ohio; a sister-in-law: Cheryl Gallagher of Missouri.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother: Bob Gallagher.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes in Calcutta with Pastor Larry Rose officiating. Burial will take place in Riverview Cemetery where the Tri-State Burial will accord Military Honors

Family will be present to receive friends 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the Calcutta funeral home.