Marvin M. Gallogly

November 05, 1926 ‒ December 11, 2019

Columbus, Ohio
Formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio

Marvin M. Gallogly, age 93, of Columbus and formerly of Mount Vernon, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019, at the Kobacker House in Columbus, surrounded by his children.

He was born Nov 5, 1926, to the late Harry and Ethyl (Bebout) Gallogly in Sunbury, Ohio. After graduating from Sunbury High School in 1944, he proudly served with The Greatest Generation during WW II in the US Army. Following his time in service, Marvin married the love of his life, Vivian Purdy, in 1947. They moved to Mount Vernon in 1950, where he and his brother started remodeling and building quality homes under the name, Gallogly Brothers Builders. After 17 years, he pursued his interest in real estate and managed Marvin Gallogly Realtors for 22 years.  In Mount Vernon, he was a member of the Kiwanis Club, Mulberry St. United Methodist Church and the Gay St. United Methodist Church.

After retiring, they moved to Delaware and began spending winters in Florida, where he enjoyed and excelled at shuffleboard. Marvin was happy working and being active outdoors; hunting, fishing, walking over 2 miles a day and doing lawn work. His greatest joys were the companionship of his beloved wife and his wonderful family, of whom he was most proud.

Marvin will be missed by his wife, Vivian; their children, Dale (Nancy) Gallogly, Sharon (Glenn) Epting, and Marcia (Richard) Gibbons; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Jerry; sister, Helen Metzger; and brothers, Harold and Kenneth.

Friends may call Sunday, Dec 15, 4-6 pm, and Monday, Dec 16, 11am -12pm, with the funeral service to follow at Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E High St, Mount Vernon. Interment will follow at Mound View Cemetery with Military Honors provided by Knox County Joint Veterans Council.

Memorial contributions can be made to Central Ohio Kobacker House at: OR at 800 McConnell Dr., Columbus, OH 43214.

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  • Vivian, Dale, Sharon & Marsha
    I’ve been thinking of you all week. The timing was not right because I figured it was lunch time or nap time and the I would for get. My loss, but Vivian I will call you next week.
    We have lost a wonderful man and a great friend.
    So you have my condolences.
    Love, Jean

  • Sharon and family,

    Deepest condolences on the passing of your father. My dad (Jack Parker) worked with your dad and uncle years ago building houses.

    Kimberly (Parker) Dohn

  • Dear Vivian and Family — I was saddened to read about Marvin’s passing. Remembering all of you from the Mulberry Street Methodist Church. May your fond memories and close family ties help you through this loss. I am sending my deepest sympathy and friendship to all of you. Sincerely, Susan (Nash) Huggins

  • Sharon, Dale and family, So sorry for the loss of your father. You have my deepest sympathy. He lived a good long life and built homes that will stand as a legacy to him. Cherish the memories.

  • Marcia
    I am sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Vivian, Dale and family,

    Marvin sold us our first house on Oak Drive in 1974, and continued to be a friend throughout my fledging Real Estate career in to the 1980’s.
    So sorry for your loss, he truly was an example and leader in the community.

    May the presence of God be near to you and your family at this time of loss.