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GALLEY, Brigadier General Eugene C.

GALLEY - Brigadier General Eugene C. Gene Galley of Yardley, PA passed away on April 23, 2019. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Betty Jane (Kordinak) and son Larry and his wife Maryellen (Hazlett) and grandson Parker of Newtown, PA. Also survived by sister-in-law Irma Kordinak, Williamsville, NY, niece MaryEllen McCollum of Maine, niece Priscilla Mangold of Michigan, nephew David Hornung and wife Marty, Buffalo, NY and niece Nancy Brunt, Buffalo, NY. Born in Buffalo, NY, Gene served in the US Air Force for 35 years during both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He enlisted in the Air Force as an aerial gunner after high school and went on to graduate from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He also attended the University of Southern CA and NY University for training in flying, ground safety management, explosive safety, special operations and forward air controlling. Always wanting to fly airplanes, he flew F86s, F100s and C130s, he loved being a jet fighter pilot. He was also an accident investigator, operations and training officer and Commander of the 913th Tactical Airlift Group at Willow Grove Naval Air Station. He then went on to Robbins Air Force base in GA where he was Director of Current Operations which controlled all of the flying of reserve aircraft in the world. He finished his career as a Brigadier General and the Commander of the 514th Airlift Wing at
McGuire Air Force Base. A private ceremony will be held in the near future with interment in Buffalo, NY. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Metavivor Metastatic Breast Cancer Research on behalf of Maryellen Galley.

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