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Obituaries > GALLAGHER, DANIEL M., JR.

Gallagher, Daniel M., Jr. – Died after a short illness, September 12, 2005. Devoted husband to Marian F. Gallagher for 56 years; loving father of Elizabeth, James, (Melena), Mary, Margaret (David) Martin, Daniel Joseph, David and Patricia; grandfather of Theresa, Daniel and Patrick Martin, Elizabeth and Colleen Gallagher. Survived by his brother Phillip as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Daniel and Elizabeth Gallagher; brothers, Eugene and Robert; sisters, Margaret and Elizabeth. A native of Oakland, age 82 years, Dan attended St. Augustine’s Grammar School and St. Mary’s High School. He entered the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the 3rd Raider Battalion, L Company. He saw action in Bougainville, Emirau, Guam and Okinawa, where he earned a Purple Heart. Dan was a retired Weighmaster and owner of Callahan Scales in San Francisco. He resided in Millbrae for 49 years. Dan was an active member of St. Dunstan’s Parish and was a past president of St. Dunstan’s Men”s Club and a volunteer for the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He was also an active member of the Marine Raider Association. Family and friends may visit after 4 PM Thursday and attend the Vigil service at 7 PM at Chapel of the Highlands, 194 Millwood Dr. at El Camino Real in Millbrae. The Funeral will leave the Chapel on Friday at 10:40 AM and proceed to St. Dunstan’s Church in Millbrae where the Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 AM. Committal, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the U.S. Marine Raider Assn., c/o John E. Dornan, 704 Cooper Ct., Arlington, TX 76011-5550.