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Bruce Gallagher, Wanaque's 'Gentle Giant,' Dies

Bruce Gallagher
Bruce Gallagher Photo Credit: Dawn Bakerowski Facebook

WANAQUE, N.J. -- Bruce Gallagher, of Wanaque, died on Friday, March 3. He was 70.

"The gentle giant will be missed by all of the organizations he raised money for – the Boy Scouts, Elks, Doer Club, American Legion and Lakeland High School Band and Choral," information from the funeral home noted.

"He was such a good-hearted soul," Eileen Hovan told Daily Voice. She's a former resident of Ringwood who now lives in Ocean View, Delaware.

Her husband had been a local scoutmaster and her son was a counselor at the Boy Scout camp.

He would sell these little poppies for the veterans: he would sell anything for anybody. Somebody mentioned that he was the true definition of volunteer, and that was certainly true.

Gallagher is survived by his close cousins, Joan and Arleen; other cousins Shirley Gallagher Pescatore, Kathleen Gallagher, Lynn Gallagher Marion, Robert Gallagher and Vincent Scank; and many second cousins.

He was preceded by his parents, Eva and Earl Gallagher, and his stepfather, Eddie Tremain.

"He was quite a great guy," Hovan added.

Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark Pompton Turnpike, in Riverdale. Interment will be at Clove Cemetery, in Wantage.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Friends of Camp Turrell, c/o NNJC Boy Scouts, 25 Oakland Valley Rd., Oakland, NJ 07436.

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