THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Richard J. Galbo
Issue Date: December 31, 2013
Richard Joseph Galbo, 82, of Southbury, Conn., died on Dec. 24. Born on July 16, 1931, in Menominee, Mich. to the late Joseph and Edna (Beekler) Galbo, he was a 1949 graduate of Menominee High School and graduated from the University of Iowa. On Aug. 11, 1951, he married Patricia Lee Clermont at the 1st Baptist Church in Menominee.
He served in the United States Navy during the Korean conflict. In 1955, he worked for the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, Calif. followed by employment at the Hurricane Supersonic Test Track in Utah, then as a Technical Consultant for the military at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. with the Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation. In 1963, he went to work for the IBM Corporation in Poughkeepsie, N.Y as a system and programming analyst, retiring in 1986. In 1991, he returned to Marinette.
He was a member of the Menominee American Legion Post 146, enjoyed gardening, reading, cycling, his dogs, and walks in Henes Park. He moved back east in 2005.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Patricia; a daughter, Cynthia (Tom) Nettleton of Southport, Conn.; one son, Patrick Galbo of New Milford, Conn.; daughter-in-law, Barbara Adams of Wolcott, Conn. and son, Mark (Jessica) Galbo of Telluride, Colo. He is further survived by six grandchildren; two great-grandsons; a sister-in-law, and Janet Galbo of Libertyville, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Don and Ralph.
All services were private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Animals for Life P.O. Box 7, South Britain, Conn., 06487. The Southbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere served the family.