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John Galgozy 1928-2020

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — John Galgozy, 92, passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Fort Wayne, Ind.

He was born to the late John and Bertha Sabo Galgozy.

John graduated from Warren G. Harding High School and was a retired electrician from Republic Steel.

He was a proud Navy veteran, 1946 to 1950, attended the Great Lakes Naval Training Center and served on a destroyer, the USS RK Huntington DD781. In 1947, John and three crew members were awarded Letters of Commendation for their meritorious actions, of brilliantly manning a 40-foot whaleboat in the dark among strong winds and swells, and locating and rescuing a distressed couple crying out for help after their small boat capsized on Lake Michigan.

John loved playing the guitar and was a member of the A.F. Musicians Union No. 118. He was an avid photographer, ham radio operator and had a vigorous desire for reading, history, navigation, electronics, genealogy and books.

Throughout his life he cherished the time he spent with family and friends and especially loved his coffee outings. He had a real knack for making people laugh. His use of idioms and aphorisms was like no other and his two favorites were “Steady as she goes” and “Hurry up and wait.”

Surviving are his children, Jane Margo-Galgozy and Dale A. Galgozy of Ohio and Cheryl L. Marshall of Indiana; two grandchildren, Marissa (Ed) Renz and John (Jessica) Marshall; one great-granddaughter, Maya; one brother, Ernie Galgozy; and one sister, Carol J. (John) Young, both of Niles.

He also was preceded in death by his brothers, Richard S. Galgozy and Donald E. Galgozy Sr.

Per John’s request, there are no services.

Arrangements were by Advantage Funeral Home and Cremation Services – Highland Park, 2403 E. Wallen Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825

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