Roy R. Gallatin 1925-2021
LAKE PLACID, Fla. — Roy Raymond Gallatin, 96, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, in Lake Placid, Fla.
He was born Saturday, Aug. 15, 1925, in Carrollton, Ohio, a son of the late Oliver B. and Florence Elna Gallatin.
Roy attended Carrollton public schools until the 11th grade, when he went to work to help support his mother and siblings. Later he enlisted in the Marine Corps, serving in World War II; he was aboard the aircraft carrier Princeton when it was sunk Oct. 24, 1944, in Leyte Gulf.
Sixty-six years after leaving high school, he received his high school diploma from Carrollton High School, graduating alongside the Class of 2018.
He met and married the love of his life, Twila “Jeanne” Taylor, on July 18, 1945; they raised five children, Christie (Tom, deceased) Russell, Craig (Delaura) Gallatin, Cliff (Loree) Gallatin, Curt (Patricia) Gallatin and Corey (Sylvie Michaud) Gallatin.
In 1953, he moved his family to Lordstown, where Roy worked for the Hartford Steam Boiler Co., as the first certified nuclear inspector in the state of Ohio. He furthered his education through many years of college-accredited classes and retired in 1982. He was very active in the life of his family, his church and in his community, being a strong father figure, mentor and leader. He served as a deacon and elder at the Lordstown Christian Church, was a volunteer firefighter and served on and was chairman of the Lordstown Board of Education for many years. Roy enjoyed working on projects, his garden, making corn tassel wreaths and helping his children, grandchildren and friends. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, family and friends and loved camping and the outdoors.
He is survived by his five children; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Everyone knew Roy as a caring, loving person who was willing to help anyone at any time. He was a great person to talk to when you needed good advice or just wanted to enjoy a good conversation.
As a Christian leader, Roy would want everyone to know, “Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.” Thessalonians 4: 13-14
Roy is now joyfully with his wife and being a Guardian Angel for all of us.
Services will be held at the Lordstown Christian Church, Lordstown, Ohio on Sept. 18, 2021. Calling hours will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m., with services immediately following.
Roy will be buried in Lordstown Cemetery, next to his wife.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lane Family Funeral Home in Austintown, where face masks are required for all.