Richard Thomas Gallagher
died 1/30/2015

OBERLIN - Richard Thomas Gallagher, 72, of Oberlin, passed away Friday, Jan. 30, after a long illness.

Richard was born March 30, 1942, and grew up in Sheffield Lake, Ohio. He graduated from St Mary's High School in 1960 and University of Detroit in 1966 with a degree in Architecture.

Richard served in the Peace Corps building schools in Somalia and Peru for six years. After enjoying some traveling, he settled in Hawaii (Maui and Oahu) where he lived for 20 years working in home design and carpentry. In 1994, he moved back to Ohio and settled in Oberlin where he worked as an architect and served as a member of the Oberlin Design Review board. Richard was a talented architect and accomplished visual artist (member FAVA).

Richard is survived by his mother, Bernadette Gallagher; wife, Gail Lynn; step-daughter, Christina Dixon, (David); and grandsons, David and Dylan of California; brother, Michael Gallagher (Margie) of Wooster; sister, Mary Bill (Gary) of Lorain.

He was preceded in death by his father, Sylvester Gallagher; and brother, James Gallagher.

No formal services will be held.

In remembrance of Richard, donations can be made to any Hospice.
Arrangements by Malloy-Esposito Funeral Home & Crematory.

Source: Published in The Morning Journal on Feb. 8, 2015 -

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