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Robert "Bob" Alfred Galiley


September 30, 2020


Robert “Bob” Alfred Galiley, 92, of Ewing, New Jersey, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Deborah Hospital in New Jersey.  He was born October 3, 1927 in Catawissa, PA, the son of the late Joseph Leon and Rachel Elizabeth Snyder Galiley. 

He was married to his devoted wife of 47 years,  Lucille Marie Paquette, who preceded him in death on November 8, 1998.  

Bob graduated from Danville High School in 1944. 

He served his country in the United States Navy for 21 ½ years as an Air Traffic Controller and Leading Chief.  

Bob was a member of the St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Moscow, PA for 25 years before moving to Texas. He was a Knight of Columbus Life Member as well as an American Legion Life member. His other memberships included The Moose Club, VFW and the Friendship Fire Company in Danville. 

Family was extremely important to Bob and he enjoyed being with them for many events, including visits to Knoebels Amusement Park.   He loved to bowl, hunt and fish and go pick blueberries. An avid sports fan, he closely followed the Phillies and the Eagles games. His family loved to tease him about collecting frogs.  

He is survived by one daughter, Rachel Galiley Reither and her husband, George of Ewing, NJ and his daughter-in-law, Patricia Robin Galiley, of Brazoria, TX.  He is also survived by his four grandchildren, Donald Galiley, Rachel M. Reither, Robert Galiley III and Ann Reither Cavalancia and their spouses, three great-grandchildren, Shawn, Elissa and Sara Galiley, all of whom will greatly miss their Pap-pap.  Also surviving is his brother, Gerald Galiley of Orlando, Florida, and his sister, Elizabeth Galiley Snyder of Danville, Pa. He will be dearly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, many cousins and friends whose lives he touched over the years.  He was preceded in death by three sons, Paul, Ronald and Robert Galiley II.    

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial which will be held Monday, October 5, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church 68 Center Street Danville, PA with Father Javed Kashif as Celebrant.   Friends will be received from 10:30 AM until the time of Mass at the parish.  Interment will be held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville PA at a future date. 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church 68 Center Street Danville PA  17821. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 West Mahoning Street, Danville, PA 17821.

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