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Robert D. Galazia, 84, of Edinburg, PA, passed away the morning of November 23, 2017 at his sons residence. Born on March 31, 1934 in Youngstown, OH, he was the son of the late John R. and Vera B. David Galazia. Surviving at home is his wife of 17 years, the former Donna J. Litterini, whom he married on November 27, 1999.
Robert graduated from the College of Wooster Ohio in 1956. He then served his country as a member of the U.S. Army. Robert followed in the family business of manufactured home buildings that had been established in 1946. He owned Franks Mobile Homes and then created Galazia Home Builders, having several locations in the Pennsylvania area. He also co-owned a hotel in Punta Gorda, FL with his father and Chuck Tanner. He belonged to Trinity Episcopal Church. Robert was a member of Moose Lodge 51. An avid sports enthusiast, he belonged to the Wabash Bear Bowling League and loved playing golf. Robert also enjoyed watching baseball and football.
In addition to his wife, Robert is survived by his children, Maria Fortin and husband Michael Merriam of Maine, John R. Galazia II and wife Cathy of New Galilee, PA, David J. Galazia and wife Michelle of Edinburg, PA, and Joseph V. Galazia and wife Leigh A. of Wampum, PA; step-sons, Curtis J. Carlson, Christopher J. Carlson and wife Nicole, and Craig J. Carlson and wife Christine; grandchildren, Robert Galazia II, Christie Galazia, Ashley Galazia, Kapeka Galazia, Kekoa Galazia, Olivia Galazia, Aaron Fortin, and Victoria Blackington; great-grandchild, Riley Galazia; and step-grandchildren, Isabella, Samantha, and Skylar.
Visitation will be held Monday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory 3000 Wilmington Rd. Services will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00am at the funeral home, officiated by Pastor Erin Shank. The New Castle Area Honor Guard will conduct military rites Tuesday at the funeral home.
Entombment will take place in Castleview Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Humane Society, P.O. Box 62, New Castle, PA 16103.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on November 24, 2017
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