John “Skip” Gallagher,Jr., 63, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011.
Rosary will be 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 2011; funeral mass will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, both at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Andover.
Skip was born on June 28, 1948 to John and Dorothy Gallagher, and grew up in Miami, Fla., moving to Wichita in 1993. He was an employee of Raytheon Airline Aviation Services for 31 years in aircraft sales. Skip also proudly served his country as an Airborne Army Veteran. He lived his life to the fullest and was an avid skydiver and snowboarder.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Robert Gallagher, and daughter Amy LeBeague.
He is survived by: wife, Lorrie; daughters, Erin Eilert (Michael) of Andover, and Angela of Wichita; sister, Lynn Martin of Florida; niece, Theresa Rayens (Bill) of Kentucky; 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center, 5500 East Kellogg, Wichita, KS 67218, and Disabled American Veterans, 926 North Mosley, Wichita, KS 67214.
Arrangements byDowning & Lahey Mortuary East, Wichita. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.dlwichita.com