RICHARD THOMAS GALLAGHER, 72, of Oberlin, passed away Friday January30, 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 6 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 Loraine. 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.