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John Thomas Gallahan II
Viewing: September 27, 2018 (Thursday) from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Service: September 28, 2018 (Friday) at 10:00 a.m.
Location: DeVol Funeral Home, 10 East Deer Park Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

John Thomas Gallahan of Derwood MD passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 22, 2018.  He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Lois S. Gallahan; seven children, John Gallahan III, David Gallahan, Daniel Gallahan (Ann), Laura Stevens (Robert), Ronald Gallahan (Molly), Nancy Currier (Michael) and Thomas P. Gallahan; proud grandfather of nine granddaughters and nine grandsons; and eleven great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by his brother William E. Gallahan of San Antonio, Texas. 

John was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, served in the Army Air Corps, attended Trinity University and George Washington University.  He was active in the Catholic Church and a long-standing member in the Knights of Columbus.  As an active member of his community, he was involved in local PTA, Boy Scouts and local politics.  He retired from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), previously known as the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Service.  

The family will be receiving friends at DeVol Funeral Home on Thursday, September 27th, 6:00-8:00 pm at 10 East Deer Park Drive, Gaithersburg, MD  20877.  Services will be on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 10:00 am followed by a burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to The Alzheimer Association.

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