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Eugene Joseph Galus, Sr.
  • James Island Baptist Church
    2023 Wappoo Drive
    Charleston, SC 29412

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We would like to thank all family and friends who encouraged and supported Dad during the difficult weeks following his stroke,Hospice of Roper Hospital and Dad's sitter Betsy Kegley for making him as comfortable as possible.


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“Our condolences to Gene's Family. He was the sweetest most gentle soul, a wonderful neighbor and friend. He is missed, but most of all he was...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Carloma "C" & Tony Gordon - SC

“Babe and Family,So sorry to hear about the passing of Gene. He was such a gentle man. I got to meet Gene when he worked at Roper and saw him often...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“Joe, so Sorry to hear of your fathers passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Tom Smith - Waterville, OH

“Gene was a wonderful veteran and friend. He will be missed by all of us who knew and loved him. Babe, my prayers are with you and all the family....Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Jessica Cumbee - Hanahan, SC

“Uncle Gene was my favorite uncle and first crush, On Christmas he would come to our house on Beaumont Street in North Toledo where we lived across...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Sandra Hensley - Holland, OH

“In my thoughts and prayers for Babe and all of family. God's peace and strength. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Alice T. Hilyer - Charleston, SC

“RIP Uncle ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Sandra Hensley - Holland, OH

“I met Gene and Babe at church and at Walmart JI years ago both precious people ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Debra Riedel - Charleston

Eugene Joseph Galus, Sr., 87, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Olive Ann "Babe" Greenwood Galus entered into eternal rest Tuesday, August 27, 2019. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, November 2, 2019 in James Island Baptist Church, 2023 Wappoo Drive at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery with American Legion Honors. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Gene was born July 18, 1932 in Toledo, Ohio, son of the late Joseph Galus and the late Adela Kielb Galus. He served in the United States Navy and the United States Army. He was the owner of Waterville Pizza Shoppe for 6 years and was employed by Interstate Trucking for 27 years and employed by Roper Hospital for 10 years. Eugene was a member of American Legion Post #147, The Teamsters Union and the James Island Baptist Church. He was an avid golfer and photographer most of his adult life, was a proud veteran, a dedicated family man and Christian, and proud of his Polish heritage.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Olive Ann Galus; daughter, Candice L. Brown of Johns Island, SC; son, Eugene J. "Joe" Galus (Janet) of Seabrook Island, SC; step-daughter, Lynda Glover (Norty) of Charleston, SC; step-son, Paul Vander Vliet (Joy) of Levittown, PA; six grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Justin Allen Brown, brothers Stanley Rucki, William Rucki, and sisters Isabel Ortyl, Sophie Poskarbiewicz, and Bertha Rucki.

Memorials may be made to James Island Baptist Church, 2023 Wappoo Drive, James Island, SC 29412 or Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston, SC 29406.

***Please note the change in date of the Memorial Service due to Hurricane Dorian. The service and burial will now be NOVEMBER 2, 2019.

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James Island Baptist Church

2023 Wappoo Drive James Island, SC 29412


Holy Cross Cemetery

604 Fort Johnson Road James Island, SC 29412
(843) 795-2111