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Alfred A. "Red" Gallay

Jerseyville | Thursday, December 9 2010

Alfred A. "Red" Gallay, 90, died at 8:15 a.m., Thursday, Decmeber 9, 2010 at Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  He was born on Sept. 20, 1920 in Alton, one of six children born to the late Sam & Rose Gallay.  He and Alberta Heideman were married in 1949 and she survives.


Also surviving are their three children, Sam Gallay of Jerseyville, Rochelle Gallay of Alton, and Eric, and his wife Carmen Gallay of Jerseyville; one granddaughter, Maci.


Alfred was preceded in death by his parents, and five sisters, Delores Gallay, Peggy Springman, Harriet Maloney, Bernice Schwartz and Mildred Sharps.


Alfred served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a member of the American Legion, VFW, a Shriner from the Ainad Temple and a member of the Masonic Temple in Wood River. He founded Wood River Auto Parts in Cottage Hills in 1950 and operated the business for sixty years, and continued to stay active in the business from his home as health allowed.


Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday.  Rev. Kenneth Barnhart will officiate.


Burial will take place in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville with the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military graveside rites.


Memorials may be given to the Shriners Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.


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Crawford Funeral Home

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