Clifford J. Galvin

Clifford J. Galvin

October 25, 1924 - February 6, 2020
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Clifford J. Galvin, 95 formerly of Shillington, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2020, at Keystone Villa, Douglassville.

He was the husband of Elaine (Hicks) Galvin. They would have celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on April 14.

Born in Portland, ME, he was a son of the late David A. Galvin and Mary E. ( Niles ) Lynch.

He was a graduate of Lyndenhurst High School, LI in 1942 and Catawba College, NC where he earned a BS in business. While at Catawba, he and his wife, Elaine, were the co-editors of the college yearbook.

Clifford served our nation proudly and valiantly in the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He continued his military career in the Army Reserves where he earned the rank of Major.

He was a member of Bausman United Church of Christ, Wyomissing.

Clifford began his career working as an accountant for Reading Body Works and then with Textile Machine. He ended his professional career at Carpenter Steel as a marketing manager, retiring in 1985. After retirement, Clifford began a consulting firm, Galvin Associates, and worked until 2018. His main loyal client was Superior Oxygen in West Reading.

He served as President of the Reading, Berks Human Relations Council. He was an instructor at Wyomissing Polytec Institute and an adjunct professor at Reading Area Community College and Pace Institute.

Clifford formed the first Little League baseball team in Shillington. While his four children were in school, he was the President of the PTA at Cumru Elementary, the Junior High School, and the Senior High School. During his spare time, he served as a member of the Governor Mifflin School District School Board for 16 years and was a past president and board member of the BCIU. He was elected to the Shillington Council and served many years on a variety of committees.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children: Yvonne (Joe) Scalese, Blandon, Gary (Lorie) Galvin, Sinking Spring, Barry (Wanda) Galvin, Laureldale and Craig (Mary) Galvin, Shillington. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren: Jared Galvin, Derrick Galvin, Stacey (Jason) Balthaser, Matthew (Stephanie) Galvin and Gabrielle Scalese.
He was predeceased by his brother, David Galvin.

Graveside services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue League, 58 Kennel Rd., Birdsboro, PA 19508 or the Humane Society, 1801 North 11th St., Reading, PA 19604. Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., West Reading is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at
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Raul Driggs

Posted at 04:17pm
It was a pleasure knowing Mr. Galvin. We will miss him very much here at Superior Oxygen. RIP.

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Posted at 02:17pm
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mike miller

Posted at 11:53am
I would like to say to the Galvin family how sad I am for the loss of your dad. he was a father figure to me! I remember our camping trip to New York and all of the times I would see him in the community. we the Governor Mifflin and Shillington communities have lost a great person. GOD BLESS AND REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND.

Cece Wagner

Posted at 02:53pm
I am so sorry for your loss. I met Cliff and Elaine at Bausman. He always had a smile when I greeted him on Sunday mornings. We worked on the SOAR committee together and he taught me so much about giving of yourself. My life is much richer having known Cliff and I am so sorry he is gone but I know when we will meet again, we will laugh and smile once more.

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