Lester C. Gallup

1930 - 2021



Lester Charles Gallup of Teaneck, NJ passed away on Thursday, March 11th, 2021 at the age of 90. Preceding him in death were his wife, Louise Thelma Gallup, his parents Ethel Mae Goldberg and Irving Monroe Goldberg, and several brothers & a sister; Robert Goldberg, Helen Covino, Byron Lawrence, Richard Goldberg, and Donald Goldberg. He is survived by his daughter Laura Jeanne Gallup of Teaneck, his son Thomas Philip Gallup and his wife Kim Gallup, and a granddaughter Shelby Lizbeth Gallup, all living in River Ridge, LA, and several nieces and nephews. Born in the Bronx, New York in 1930, he was a graduate of DeWitt Clinton HS in 1948 and enlisted in the US Marine Corps soon after. He served four years for his country and was honorably discharged. He worked 26 years for the Ford Motor company as a truck welder and also had a lengthy career working for the River Edge & Teaneck school systems. In his spare time he enjoyed antique shows, classic cars and his beloved Mets. He had a wonderful historical memory and his stories of growing up in the 30’s and 40’s always captivated people. He will be sorely missed by his family. Services were private.


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Alan and Suzana Caro

March 13, 2021 8:29 PM

We have been fortunate to be Lester's next door neighbors for the past 3.5 years. Lester could come off gruff but underneath was a kind soul who educated us on his champion roses and his multiple interests. Though he never went to college, he was a lifelong learner, curious about the world, and always ready to share his opinions. His love for his family occupied his top life priority. Lester would regale us with 80 years of stories about his brothers, sister, daughter, son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter. His daughter Laura honored Lester by taking care of him so beautifully and zealously as he grew older. We miss Lester's vibrant spirit.

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