SIR. GALENSTEIN | Independent Ledger – Maysville Online




MAYSVILLE – Mr. James Joseph Gallenstein, 86, of Maysville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Meadowview Regional Medical Center.

“Jim Joe” was a long-time member of St. Patrick’s Church and graduated from St. Patrick’s High School. After graduation, he served in the United States Army. Upon his return from the military, he married his high school girlfriend, Laura Buckley, and they made Maysville their home. After having their third child, Jim Joe and Laura moved to Lexington, where he was the parts manager for LR Cook Chevrolet. After two more children, they returned home to Maysville. Jim Joe joined the Maysville Fire Department and worked for the Life Squad. He left the fire department and went to work at Dravo Lime Company, from where he retired. Jim Joe was also a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus.

For the past several years, Jim Joe has lived with his daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Victor McKay, and their children. He was a natural entertainer who also liked to be entertained. With his quick wit and even faster tongue, Jim Joe loved making people laugh. He was lucky to have so many friends and family.

Jim Joe is survived by his children, James Joseph (Gwyn) Gallenstein II, Georgia (Dan) St. John, Mike Gallenstein, David (Amy) Gallenstein, Mary (Victor) McKay, Matt Gallenstein and Mark Gallenstein; her grandchildren, Sarah Gallenstein, Logan Gallenstein, Hannah Walker, Ryan St. John, Lauren Gallenstein, Patrick McKay, Jack Gallenstein, Alexis Boone, Caroline McKay, Emma Gallenstein and Ainslee Gallenstein; and great-grandson, Henry Gallenstein.

Jim Joe is predeceased by his mother, Helen Ryan Gallenstein; his wife, Laura Buckley Gallenstein; and his brother, Glenn Gallenstein.

The Christian Burial Mass will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, with Fr. Andrew Young as celebrant.

Interment will follow at Saint-Patrick cemetery.

Visitations will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at St. Patrick’s Church.

The bearers will be Lou Ryan, Jim Sullivan, Steve Gallenstein, Jason Butler, Gary McKinney and Leo McKay. Honorary bearers will be James L. Gallenstein, Sonny Brammer and Terry Carpenter.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Patrick’s Church, St. Patrick’s School or the Knights of Columbus.

The Brell & Fils Funeral Home is at the service of the family.

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