Jeffrey Bryan Galloway
June 19, 1964 – Dec. 7, 2020
Jeffrey Bryan Galloway, 56, of Lanexa, Virginia passed away on December 7, 2020 after a battle with cancer.
He will be cremated and taken back to Proctorville, Ohio to be laid to rest with his father Thomas Owen and brother Patrick in the Rome Proctorville Cemetery.
Jeff was born in Huntington, West Virginia to Thomas Owen Galloway and Peggy Jane Mayenschein on June 19, 1964. He graduated from Fairland High School in Proctorville, Ohio. He enlisted in the US Navy in December 1986 as an Electronics Technician and served for 12 years. During that time, he served at Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Hawaii; USS Worden and USS Rueben James, Pearl Harbor; Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Diego Garcia; and Submarine Base New London Groton, Connecticut. He married Lisa Marie Wasielewski on July 20, 1990 in Honolulu, Hawaii, where their daughter Kristy was born May 21, 1993. He was honorably discharged from the US Navy in February 1998 and moved to Portland, Maine where he worked as a CMP Service Technician with Speedfam-IPEC until 2003. After moving to Virginia in 2003 he worked for Infineon-Qimonda as a CMP Service Technician from 2004 until 2009. Then, he was employed with General Atomics as an Avionics Technician for 11 years. Jeff traveled around the world during his Naval and civilian deployments. He loved spending time outdoors fishing, gardening, and having get togethers (which usually involved huge bonfires and jello shots). He, also, liked watching college football THE Ohio State Buckeyes and Marshall University Thundering Herd.
Jeff is preceded in death by his father Thomas Owen Galloway, brother Patrick Galloway, and nephew Gary Thomas Galloway.
Jeff is survived by his wife of 30 years, Lisa Marie; daughter Kristy Nicole (Christopher); mother Peggy; brothers Rick (Lisa Michelle), Randall (Carlenea); sisters Tammy, and Christina; nephews Bradley, Garrett, and Kyle; and nieces Kimberly (Wade), Hope, Victoria, Haydyn, and Faith.
The family of Jeffrey wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Riverside Peninsula Cancer Institute Dr. John F. Miller’s Office and Staff and to Riverside Hospice staff for all their help and support.
Rest in peace Jeff. You always put everyone else first. Life is not fair. I am sorry I could not take your pain away and you had to suffer the way you did. Thank you for a wonderful 30 years. I would not be who I am today without your love and support. Love You Always, Lisa.
We all will miss you Jeff . You’ll always be in our hearts
. Love Mom and Dad Wasielewski
Jeff, we just met you at Kristy and Christopher’s wedding weekend. You were a great host and your projects were amazing. I am sorry you will not be with us as extended family but we have Kristy and Lisa in our hearts.
We will miss you Jeff . You will always be in our hearts and prayers . Thank you for the the time spent with our family when we visited in August of this year and showing us around Virginia . You will always be with us Jeff . Rest In Peace my brother .
To Jeff, I never got to meet you , but heard so many wonderful things about you through your Aunt Mary and Grandmother Ella. I got to see the beautiful Pictures of your wedding, and knew from the start that Lisa made a good pick as well as you. I only wish I could have gotten to know you as a member of the family, Rest in Peace Jeff, We’ll get to see each other sometime down the road.
Lisa and Kristy, I know that life will never be the same without your Jeff, Stay strong, and know that there is other family that loves you too. Be well my cousin and always know I’m thinking of you and saying a prayer.
My dear son Jeff, I am so sad that you had to leave us this soon, but I know you were in a lot of pain. I didn’t want you to suffer long; you went quickly and that was better for you. Sorry you didn’t get to enjoy your “vacation ” very long.
What a good son, I am so proud of you for serving your country; always ready to help anyone and good to everyone.
We all miss you so much. We’ll think of you everyday and wish you were still here. Thank you for so many great memories of fun times together.
You worked hard on your land. Sorry you didn’t have more time to enjoy it, but you left a lot for others to enjoy.
Thank you to my wonderful, thoughtful and caring son. We will always hold you in our hearts.
Go rest high on that mountain. Your work on earth is done. Rest now, Jeff, you deserve it. Love you forever, Mom
Jeff, 6 weeks ago today, we had to begin facing our world without your laughter & kindness. No one can take your place. Thank you for 56 years of joy & pride being your (slightly older) sister. Wherever you are, I hope you are laughing. I can’t put into words how much you are missed. I wish we had more time with you, but it would never be enough. We are all leaning on each other & doing our best to follow your lead. Some days I have to tell myself you are just on another deployment & soon we will hear your laughter again and see your big grin. Thank you for the wonderful memories we are clinging to now. Love and miss you, Tammy