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November 16, 1953 – Monday, November 14, 2016

Service Information
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Thursday, November 17, 2016
3:00 PM

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Thursday, November 17, 2016
2:00 – 3:00 PM

Paul A. Galatis

Lost his battle with cancer on Monday, 11/14/2016. Paul was a much loved husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend and will be remembered for his love of learning, sense of humor, and ability to easily befriend others. He was born in Johnson City, New York on 11/16/1953 to Constantine “Gus” Galatis and Alicemae (Panza).

He is predeceased by his father, both maternal and paternal grandparents, and several uncles.

He is survived by his loving wife of over 42 years, Bonnie (Davies); a daughter Elizabeth “Beth” Galatis, son-in-law, Frank Galatis, and grandson, Owen Galatis of Lindstrom, Minnesota; mother, Alicemae Alverson of Vero Beach, Florida; brother, Steve Galatis, sister-in-law, Michelle Matel, and nephew, Richard Matel-Galatis of Hillsborough, New Jersey; sister, Connie Naccarato of Binghamton, New York; brothers-in-law, Ken Davies of Johnson City, New York and Brett Naccarato of Binghamton, New York; step-father, George Alverson of Vero Beach, Florida; and many cousins, aunts and uncles.

He graduated in 1971 from Johnson City High School and Broome Community College in 1973 in Chemical Technology. He worked for Electrochemicals in Maple Plain as a Senior Product Specialist for 34 years; and was a co-owner of the Fallout Shelter Arcade in Minneapolis, MN.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, 11/17/2016 at 2:00 PM with a time of sharing at 3:00 PM at The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo, 119 Central Avenue; Buffalo, MN 55313.

In lieu of flowers donations to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or a charity of your choice.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo. 763-682-1363. www.thepetersonchapel.com.

10 Guestbook Entries

  1. Michelle Schick

    I am truly sorry to hear about your loss. Cono was a great guy and he will be truly missed and will always be remembered.

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  2. Christine Matthews

    Bonnie and Family;
    Clint and I were saddened to hear of Paul’s passing. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you all strength and comfort in your days ahead.

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  3. Suzanne Kelzer

    Bonnie, Beth, Frank and Owen ~ I was so sad to hear of Paul’s passing. He was always a joy to talk with and remained upbeat always. I LOVED the jokes he always shared, such a witty guy with a loving heart. God’s Blessings to you all as you go through these next few weeks. Hugs! Suzanne

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  4. Timothy Frater

    Deep sadness and condolences go out to Paul and his loving family. May he be smiling down and in pain no more. His humor and gentle nature made him a person people gravitated towards. He was a great man with a philosophical mind that this world will greatly miss.

    ~Tim, Stacy, & Melanie Frater~

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  5. Kristine Caughell

    Bonnie and Family;
    So very sorry to learn that Paul lost his fight with cancer. Glad that I was able to visit with you both at our 40th Reunion. He will be missed.

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  6. Craig Hiemstra

    Bonnie, Beth, Frank, and Owen;
    I am truly sorry for your loss. Paul was a good man and always had a smile and a friendly hand shake. Again, we are sorry.

    The Hiemstras

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  7. Roxie Davis

    I’m so sorry to learn of Paul’s passing, Bonnie. My heart is aching for you. Giant hugs my dear.

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  8. Alecia Enger

    I have always admired Helen Keller and her very stalwart attitude about her life. Here’s what she said about passing on: Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.

    Paul will see many interesting souls on the other side of this door. For those left still on the other side, we will remember him most fondly for his great wit and sense of humor. Bonnie and Beth…be sure to stay in touch. Alecia
    2 up, 2 down

    Helen Keller quotes

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  9. Kathleen S. Hill

    Dear Bonnie, Beth, and family; I just saw Paul’s obituary notice in the Binghamton Press. I am so very sorry to hear of his passing. May you find comfort in all your happy memories together.

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  10. William Bowerman

    Bonnie and Beth; I’m so sorry to hear of Paul passing away. He was a wonderful man full of caring about others. He will be long remembered for how he helped people and made us laugh at work. I was lucky to know Paul from the Youngstown to OMG days and still think of him often. I wish you well with the memories you have of a loving husband, father and friend. Bill Bowerman

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