Obituary, Raymond D. Galuska

Raymond D. Galuska of Arlington Heights, formerly of Mt. Prospect

Raymond D. Galuska was born on January 29, 1924 in Middletown, CT to John and Honorata (nee Ganczarska) Galuska. He passed away on January 9, 2008 in Arlington Heights.

Raymond was a veteran of WWII having served in the Navy on the USS Franklin. He loved gardening, crosswords and Big Red gum. He was known for his owl collection. Prior to his retirement, Raymond worked for International Harvester during which time he registered a patent while a hydraulics specialist. He was also a founding member of the B, B and B Club.

Raymond is survived by his wife of 58 years, Stella (nee Kuro) whom he married on November 24, 1949, his children Raymond J. (Connee) Galuska of Lindenhurst, Denise (Paul) Rexroat of St. Louis, MO, Lynn (Michael Elsen) Galuska of Oak Park and Ellen (Robert ) Paulson of Round Lake, his 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his six siblings.

Visitation 3-7 PM Sunday, January 13, 2008 at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd., (4 blocks south of Palatine Rd.) Arlington Heights. Prayer service 7:00 PM. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assn. of Greater Chicago, 4709 Golf Rd., Suite #1015, Skokie IL 60076 or to the Fisher House Foundation, Inc., 1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20852.

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