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Jerry Galella

Jerry Galella

Tuesday, November 25th, 1952 - Sunday, March 15th, 2020
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After a hard-fought battle with an aggressive cancer, Jerry Galella passed away on March 15, 2020 while in Hospice Care at the age of 67. He leaves behind his wife, Linda Galella; their three children, Danielle Youngman, Gerard Galella Jr., and Anthony Galella.
Jerry was born on November 25, 1952 in Bronx, NY to father Frank Galella and mother Antoinette Galella. He grew up in the Bronx with two brothers, one of them his twin brother, Freddy Galella, and his younger brother, Frank Galella.
Jerry married Linda Catalano on July 7, 1977 at St. Mary’s Church in the Bronx, New York. They first met each other when he was in the 7th grade and Linda was in the 6th grade. They lived in the Bronx before settling in Kent, New York in the winter of 1982. There Jerry and Linda lived for the past 37 years and raised three children; Danielle, Gerard, and Anthony.
Jerry was an active and dedicated member of his community as a youth baseball coach to his sons to and his decades of support to local churches and groups in Yonkers, NY where he worked as a store manager at Shoprite, donating his time, food and financial resources.
He had a tremendous love for baseball and the Yankees. His greatest love was being a devoted dad to his three kids and grandfather to his seven grandchildren. As an enthusiastic grandpa, you could see his face light up whenever he was around them, talking about them and had a special connection with each of them. They each have their own special memories of their grandpa to cherish as he made sure to spend quality time with each of them doing what they loved.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Linda Galella; three children, Danielle Youngman, Gerard Frank Galella, Jr, and Anthony Galella and their spouses Fred Youngman, Amanda Galella and Erin Galella; seven grandchildren, Anthony Bruno, Lena Youngman, Will Galella, Addie Galella, Izzy Galella, Jules Galella, and Emmie Galella; as well as his brothers, his twin Freddy Galella and, Frank Galella and their spouses. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Jerry requested to be cremated, his ashes will spread in a handful of locations that where extremely special to him and his family. Those spots are the Chuang Yen Monastery, Ryan’s Field (Baseball Field), and Lake Nimham near his home. A Memorial Service will be held at Balsamo Cordovano Funeral Home in Carmel, New York on Tuesday March 24 from 3pm to 7pm; all are welcome.
The family would especially like to thank the staff at Columbia Presbyterian and Putnam Hospital for their constant, attentive treatment to Jerry and his family during this difficult time. The family welcomes donations to a charity of your choice as an expression of sympathy instead of flowers.
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    Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 |
    Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
    Private Cremation Service Ferncliff Crematory
    Secor Rd
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    Please note: Due to the servery of the statewide ban on large gatherings the Galella family will be rescheduling the memorial service that the had planned for the 25 of March. We will update you with any information as to what day and time the family will be scheduling the memorial service.

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Athena Dent-Alleyne

Posted at 03:09pm

Athena Dent-Alleyne Posted at 03:11pm

Greetings to the family, I am an Elected Officer in a non-profit organization that Jerry use to support- Yonkers African American Heritage Committee and I knew Jerry from living in the neighborhood of Yonkers for 14 years and shopping at Shoprite supermarket, where he was the Manager. He was WELL-LOVED by the community!!!! He was a very pleasant, funny, honest and protective person. What I mean is that he was 'protective' of his supermarket and the employees. He CARED A LOT ABOUT PEOPLE! I am grateful that I was able to see him one last time last year (2020) at the supermarket before he passed away; he came by the supermarket for a visit. He will TRULY BE MISSED! :(

Robert Winstead from Yonkers African American Heritage Committee

Posted at 01:49pm
We really miss your generous living caring spirit. May God bless your family. You really showed a love and respect for the People and many local groups. May your family and our communities forever know that you supported our community- for that you are dearly missed and tears come to my eyes just thinking about you.
May your kind support forever be remembered in the Yonkers community.

Tony and Gail Brajevich

Posted at 02:03pm
To Gerry's family.My condolences and prayers for the loss of Gerry.Gerry was my store manager for Finast in ossining. It was my pleasure to be his meat wrapper. It is far but few managers who treat you like your equal. When you worked for him you knew you were appreciated. Me and my husband would always run into him at Ryan's field coaching the Little League. He always also through the best company picnics for his employees he will be greatly misssed. Rest in peace

nicole aviles

Posted at 08:34pm
Dear Linda

I am so sorry to hear of your loss , i will pray for you all and i miss you stay strong love to you all .

D. Cody

Posted at 11:47am
I am very sorry for your loss. May the many happy memories you shared together be of some comfort to you in the days ahead. And may you find hope in God's promise to soon undo 'all tears, pain and even death' (Rev. 21:4). Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

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