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Former Village Justice John Galloway Passes Away

JohnGallowayJohn H. Galloway III, affectionately known in Scarsdale as “the Judge,” passed away on August 3, 2018. Born on August 29, 1939 in New York, New York to Mary Phillips Galloway and John Henry Galloway Jr., John resided in the Scarsdale area for much of his life.

John attended Stepinac High School, Georgetown and Cornell Universities and Fordham Law School. John and his wife, Frances, formed a law practice in Scarsdale where they were partners in life and law for over 50 years. His compassion, dedication to fairness and kindness showed through in every aspect of his life. As Scarsdale Village Justice of 20 years, longtime Rotarian, active parishioner and educator at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Scarsdale, John lead a life that made a difference in others’ lives. He took great pleasure in Community Theater, sailing, bird watching, music and stargazing. The Galloways are long-time members of the Fox Meadow Tennis Club. Above all else, was his love for his family. He is survived by his wife, Frances Cassebaum Galloway, daughters Emily McGovern-Voliva and Sarah C. Galloway, brother, David Galloway, grandchildren Colleen McGovern, Erin McGovern and Kelly Ann McGovern. John was known by many and loved by all.

Commenting on the loss, Scarsdale Village Justice Jack Alemany said, “John Galloway was a great judge and a better person. The Village of Scarsdale and the legal community of Westchester County will miss him.

Scarsdale Village Manager Steve Pappalardo said, "John Galloway was a rare individual, smart, principaled, and respectful of all, a more empathetic, human being you won't find. Every defendant had their day in court when Judge Galloway precided and his decisions were fair and balanced. I will miss him for his friendship and kindness."

Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday August 7, 2018 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Scarsdale 10AM. A memorial luncheon will be held immediately following the mass at the Scarsdale Congregational Church 1 Heathcote Road Scarsdale NY 10583.

In lieu of flowers please make any contribution to Calvary Hospital, 1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx, New York.

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