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October 31, 1942 - December 12, 2020
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Thomas James Gallagher
October 31, 1942 – December 12, 2020
Woodlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery at 10am on December 22, 2020
Thomas James Gallagher, 78, passed away peacefully in the early morning of December 12, 2020.
Survived by his loving wife Carol of 37 years. Brother to John Gallagher and wife Leslie. Father to 9 children, 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Uncle to 2 nieces and 2 great-nieces.
He was born in Vancouver, WA in 1942 to James and Mary Gallagher who are deceased.
Thomas was a graduate of McMinnville High School, Linfield College and Portland State for his Masters of Education. He taught in the McMinnville education system for 23 years, then became principal at Dayton High School. He then worked at Yamhill County ESD. He moved to Washington where he was Vice Principal then Principal of Chimacum High School. He was a substitute Principal at Lacey School District. He then retired from the education system and found his permanent home in Lacey, WA.
Thomas played collegiate football at Linfield College. He also coached high school basketball ad football and loved watching sporting events. His favorite team was the Oregon Ducks. He was an active member of Sacred Heart Church.