Harold Ivan Gallogly

August 29, 1935 ‒ August 11, 2017

Delaware, Ohio
Formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio

Harold Ivan Gallogly, 81, cherished husband of Loretta Gallogly, died peacefully at his home on Friday, August 11, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Harold was born on August 29, 1935 in Sunbury, Ohio to Harry and Ethel Gallogly and graduated from Big Walnut High School in 1953. He resided in Sunbury, Mt. Vernon, and finally in Delaware, Ohio and he and Loretta also enjoyed their winter home in Bonita Springs, Florida.

Harold was a master carpenter who built a number of custom homes in and around the Knox County area. He was a standout athlete during his high school days and continued playing basketball and golf well into his seventies. He was always well known by his family and among many friends for his congenial nature, his even temperament, and his wry wit and mischievous smile. Other than his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Metzger, and by his first wife, Marie (Waller) Gallogly in 1986. Survivors include Harold and Marie’s two sons and their families; Phil Gallogly and his wife, Liz of Mt. Vernon and Scott Gallogly and Lea, also of Mt. Vernon.

Harold and Loretta were married on January 16, 1988 in Knox County. Surviving Harold are his four stepchildren from this union and their families; John and Karen McNeal, Patti and Ralph Bach, and Peggy Hoffman, all of Delaware, and Rob McNeal and Susan Rodnon of Key West, Florida. He is also survived by two brothers, Ken Gallogly of Marengo and Marvin Gallogly of Delaware, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The family would like to acknowledge the special care that Susie Miller and Tara Stover of OhioHealth Hospice provided Harold during his illness.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.  Burial will follow at Sunbury Memorial Park.  Friends may call on the family from 10 AM until the time of the service.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to the Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Dr. Columbus, Ohio 43214.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Harold’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be expressed to them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Loretta, Scott and Lea and Phil and Liz and grandkids,
    Please know that we are thinking of you.
    We have many happy memories of Uncle Harold that we will hold on to.
    Love and prayers,
    Gary and Brenda

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for peace and comfort for you and your family.

  • Our memories of Uncle Harold are many and most precious to us. Always with that grin and the twinkle in his eye, he showed us how much we were always loved. The love was returned ten-fold. We are forever grateful for the opportunity to have him in our lives. Please know how much we love you all. You are often in our prayers and always in our hearts. He will be greatly missed.

  • Loretta, Phil, Scott, & Family, We were deeply saddened to hear of Uncle Harold’s passing. May the beautiful memories you shared give you comfort. Your are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Loretta, Phil, Scott & your families….
    It breaks my heart to hear of Uncle Harold’s passing. May God wrap his loving arms around you all and give you comfort & peace! Gone but not forgotten. He will be forever in our hearts!❤ Love & Prayers!

  • Phil and Liz, Scott and Lea you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. He was a positive man, whose smile could light up the world. I always enjoyed our times together. Keeping your family in prayer.

  • Oh my friend I’m so sorry to hear the loss of your father, I will b thinking of you all and in my prayers!

  • How blessed I have been to share life with Uncle Harold in Ohio, Kentucky and Florida. I have wonderful memories of his kindness and strength.
    Know you are all being thought of and held in the highest peace.
    Love to Loretta, Phil, Scott and the family and friends closets to Uncle Harold.

  • Loretta, Phil, Scott & your families….what wonderful memories over the past 60 plus years, with Harold an family. Many dinners, camping and just being together, so precious times! We send God’s Love. You will be in our prayers an thoughts!
    He will always be in our hearts.
    Moody & Carol

  • Dearest Loretta, Phil, Scott and families; Sending condolences for you on Uncle Harold’s passing. Praying for God’s peace and comfort for you all at this difficult time.

  • From the Families of Frank and Shirley Waller — Our family adored Dad’s sister Marie and we remember well when Marie and Harold had their first date.

    We were very happy when after Marie’s passing that Harold married Loretta.
    Our blessings and deepest sympathy go out to Loretta and families; Phil and Scott and their families.


    Carolyn Waller Kay and Donald Kay and Family; Willie and Sharon Waller and Family, Donald Waller and Family

  • Phil and Scott ~ It breaks my heart to hear about your father, all-around guy with always that special light in his eyes and smile! He will be definitely be missed by us! I love you!!

  • Loretta,Phil and Scott and families, so sad to hear of Harold’s passing. He was a very special friend of mine and Linda’s. Harold and I played on the Big Walnut school teams. We were in the Ohio Air National Guard together, and many other activities. He will be missed but always remembered. Our prayers and sympathies to the family.
    Bill and Linda Richardson

  • Loretta & family, our deepest condolences to all of you. Harold will be missed by his Florida friends.
    Much love,
    Debbie & Jeff

  • Scotty, Phil and Lorretta and family, May God be with you at this difficult time ! So many memories we all have,if only we had more time too make more with our loved ones! I always liked Harold’s deep voice ,not loud and the way he carried himself as a gentlemen! I remember when they lived on Champion Ave., boy did they ever spoil me!everyone loved Harold!

    Love and prayers
    Kathy and John Davis Family

  • Scott & Phil ( and all the family,)
    So sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Sending love your way as you go through this loss.
    Cheryl & Dennis

  • Leathie , Scot, and family-
    I just saw this and we are very sorry for your loss. Scot used tell some great stories of growing up with his dad. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. love you

    Susie and Mitch Simpson

  • Dear Loretta, Phil, Scott, and families, We will be unable to be with you all tomorrow as you celebrate Uncle Harold’s life. Even though we can’t be there in person, we will hold you all in our thoughts and prayers. Know how loved you are. Ed & Diana

  • Lorretta, Scott and Philip for the loss of a great man, I know he’s going to be greatly missed.”keeping family in my love and prayers

  • Loretta, Phil, Scott & entire Gallogly family, we are very sorry for your loss and are praying for each of you during this time. Its been many many years since we have seen all of you but think of you from time to time & wonder how you are all doing. Sorry we were unable to make the funeral. Take care. Love in Christ, Steve & Ruthann. Wayne & Lucille’s son.

  • SO SO SORRY. Harold was a great person, father, and a great great builder. Will keep you all in my prayers. Bob Harrod