Vance Patrick Gallagher

Born: Sun., Feb. 8, 1959
Died: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

Memorial Mass

2:00 PM Sat., Jan. 27, 2018
Location: Holy Spirit Parish / Immaculate Conception Church

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Vance Patrick Gallagher, born in Lock Haven PA on February 8, 1959, passed away on January 19, 2018, in Lock Haven PA. 

Vance grew up in Woolrich PA and attended Lock Haven High School graduating in 1977.  He was an accomplished athlete, excelling in basketball and tennis, sports he continued to play in college at Penn State and Lock Haven University.  After college, he worked as a real estate appraiser and founded Gallagher Appraisal Services in Lock Haven.  He was an avid golfer and a member of the Clinton Country Club.  He took annual golf trips with family and friends, including several trips to Ireland.  Vance was a member of Holy Spirit Parish-Immaculate Conception Church in Lock Haven.  He was a past board member of the Lock Haven Catholic School.  He was also an active member of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians. 

A life tragically cut short, there was joy in Vance’s love for his family, friends, the Susquehanna River, his dogs, cats, Penn State football, and scotch whisky.

He is survived by his son Ry Patrick Gallagher, daughter Tess Marie Gallagher, their mother Tammy Gallagher all of Lock Haven PA, his parents Neal and Diane Gallagher of Bethany Beach DE, his brothers Kurt Gallagher of Suffern NY, Spencer Gallagher of Princeton NJ, and sister Maura MacIsaac of Bethany Beach DE.

A Memorial Mass will be at 2:00pm Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Holy Spirit Parish- Immaculate Conception Church, 310 West Water Street, Lock Haven PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Clinton County SPCA at

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Tricia Bartges Keener
   Posted Sun January 21, 2018
My deepest condolences go out to the Gallagher family. Vance was quite the athlete and a really nice guy. I graduated with him from High School. My heart is broken, as he was taken away too soon. He will be missed.

Craig "Boo" Vuccola
   Posted Mon January 22, 2018
Rest in Peace, Vance. My deepest condolences to the family and the many friends he made in this life cut way too short!

Vicki & Al Munz
   Posted Mon January 22, 2018
Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Vance was a great guy. Please know our hearts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Vicki & Al Munz

Dennis Greenaway
   Posted Mon January 22, 2018
I share my thoughts and prayers to Vance and the family.
God Bless

Ann Gardner Mercier
   Posted Tue January 23, 2018
My deepest sympathy and prayers for all whose lives were touched by Vance's, especially his family.

Joanne Fetzer
   Posted Tue January 23, 2018
I'm still in shock at learning of Vance's recently passing as I wasn't aware that he had been ill. I worked at Gallagher Appraisal Service for over 3 years -- one of the most enjoyable jobs I've ever had. Vance was great to work for! My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time. May God comfort each one as you cherish the memories.

Mary Coploff
   Posted Wed January 24, 2018
Vance was a great guy! While it’s always difficult to lose a loved one, I am relieved that his suffering is over. My heartfelt sympathy to his family. My his memory be a blessing.

Jane Strunk Dent
   Posted Wed January 24, 2018
My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Zane and Pat Strunk
   Posted Wed January 24, 2018
Our sincere sympathy and thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
May God be with your family and give you strength.

Mark Stern
   Posted Wed January 24, 2018
Our sincerest condolences to Vance's family and friends. He was a great team mate and very professional as an appraiser. We enjoyed working with him. He will be missed!!!

Jean Von Trende
   Posted Thu January 25, 2018
Vance will always be in my heart as a brother. He will be forever in the memories of so many. I have so much love and gratitude that he was in my life.
With Love Faith and Sorrow,
Jean Von Trende (aka Jean K Speth)

Lindie Hoot Merritt
   Posted Fri January 26, 2018
While Vance's suffering has ended, the pain of his loss continues for his parents, children and siblings. I know you each hold precious memories of happier, healthier times and
these should bring a measure of comfort to soften the blow of this tragic loss.
Laurie and I have you in our daily thoughts; sending love and positive energy your way.

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