Gertrude “Gertie” Galluzzo

July 18, 1928 ‒ April 02, 2019

Delaware, Ohio

Gertrude “Gertie” Goff Galluzzo, 90, of Delaware and more recently of Westminster Thurber Assisted Living in Columbus, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2019, with her loving husband by her side.

She was born July 18, 1928 in Mt. Gilead to the late Ernest W. Goff and Leona D. (Ruhl) Goff where she resided until graduating high school and then moved to Delaware. On November 9, 1957, she married the love of her life Lawrence “Larry” Galluzzo at St. Mary Catholic Church in Delaware.

She worked for the Delaware Gas Company for 15 years, and in 1965, Gertie and Larry moved to Phoenix, Arizona where she headed the computer maintenance division for Walsh Brothers, an office furniture business. Moving back to Delaware in 1985, she served as an office administrator for the Ohio Farm Bureau.

A longtime member of St. Mary Church, Gertie also served on the Sarah Moore Board for 15 years, and loved participating and helping to organize their annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser for many years. She was also a dedicated volunteer for Meals on Wheels alongside her husband. In addition to being very organized, she had a great sense of humor, and enjoyed watching all sports, especially basketball, hockey and golf. With no children of her own, Gertie shared many close relationships with family members and friends, and her warm heart led her to reach out to others in need.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of over 61 years, Larry, and sister-in-law, Agnes Work of Delaware. She was also loved and cared for by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews of the Goff and Galluzzo families.

In addition to her parents, Gertie was also preceded in death by Larry’s parents, Anthony and Agnes Galluzzo, brothers Ernest “Posey” Goff Jr., Charles “Marty” Goff, her sister Jean Cook, and nephew Larry Eberst.

A memorial mass celebrating Gertie’s life will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 10:30 am at St. Mary Catholic Church, 82 E. William Street, Delaware with Fr. Sylvester Onyeachonum presiding. A gathering for fellowship and sharing of memories and stories will immediately follow the mass at the Snyder-Rodman Community Room, 101 Valleyside Drive at W. William Street, Delaware. Luncheon will be provided by St. Mary Bereavement Committee.

Contributions in Gertie’s memory may be made to St. Mary School, 66 E. William Street, Delaware, OH 43015 or Ohio Living Hospice, 2740 Airport Drive, Suite 140, Columbus, OH 43219.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to assist the Galluzzo family.

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  • Dear Larry and family,

    Please accept our family’s deepest sympathy, love and prayers in your loss of Gertie. She was such a loving and kind person who I have been privileged to know and was blessed to have as a friend. I will treasure my memories with her always and am truly humbled for having had her in my life. May your many memories with Gertie bring you much comfort and peace. She has definitely created a much felt void. Heaven has most certainly welcomed another angel.

    With love,
    Beve Reiner and family

  • We are heartbroken at the loss of a dear friend;Gertie was such a sweet and gentle person. I would often visit her and Larry with my 2 mini dachshunds; Gertie loved holding them and getting showered with little kisses. The world is a little less bright now that she is no longer here and God got an shiney new angel.

  • My condolences to the family for your loss of one of my favorite aunts. I was so sorry to hear of her passing. She is in our Lords arms now. I wish I could be there with the rest of the family but I am limited in being able to travel. My heart will be there.
    Monica Harlow, Austin, Texas.

  • My heartfelt sympathy to the loss of this sweet lady. During the years when I was at different family events she was always smiling and laughing. Everytime I would see her out and about she always recognized me and said hello and we usually had a laugh about something that was happening. She made me feel welcomed the first time I met her. My prayers go out to all of you for comfort and peace.

    Emmalee Eagon

  • I am so sorry to hear of the loss of our Aunt Gertie. She was a woman that could light up any room when she walked in. Her sweet smile and wonderful sense of humor will always be remembered. Hugs to you, Larry. You are in my thoughts!
    Kathy Leveque

  • Dear Uncle Larry,
    My heart goes out to you as we all grieve the loss of our Aunt Gertie,
    the love of your life.
    She was a beautiful person inside and out and loved you to the very end.
    We can only hope to live such a long and happy life with the one we love like she did. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always.
    Your niece Vicki Gale
    & Mitch Gale

  • The fun and amazing memories are too numerous to list! Gertie was a wonderful woman! Thinking of Larry and all of her family during this difficult time. She will never be forgotten! Hope the awesome memories help you heal! Lots of love, Peg & Ralph Benziger