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James Gallagher

James Gallagher

April 15, 2021

James Gallagher passed away at the age of 74 on Thursday, April 15, 2021.

James was born on February 3, 1947, in Hazleton, Pennsylvania to John and Margaret (Brennan) Gallagher. James worked on Broadway as a Local 1 IATSE stagehand for over 50 years.

Jimmy was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile, and his generosity which touched so many. Throughout his life, Jimmy embraced those he loved with passion and gratitude. As his daughter Kristin said so poignantly, "Jimmy laughed hard and loved hard, so it is only fitting that letting go will be hard. His love was a special gift, and I will cherish that forever." He confronted adversity with resilience and optimism. When he was a young man, Jimmy discovered "his bliss" on the island of Jamaica, and he visited this earthly paradise year after year. He returned home from his final trip to Jamaica just a week before his death.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father. He is survived by his daughter Kristin Nicholas, son-in-law James Nicholas, his grandson Connor, as well as his two sisters Sr. Carol RSM and Kathleen Gallagher.

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Memorial Service

April 24, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Crestwood Funeral Home

445 West 43rd Street

New York, NY 10036

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Worked with Jim at Cbs Morning show and enjoyed many laughs there. I always remember him talking about his daughter, she was a big joy in his life and he was always so proud of her.Eternal rest Jimmy.


Posted by: Vincent boniface - Rochelle park, NJ - April 19, 2021

Dear Jimmy, Michelle and I will never forget you. You've often been mentioned in our home after all these years. Thank you for all the Golden memories you shared with us including those priceless adventures in Atlantic City.
We will miss you. Rest easy buddy. You were one in a million.


Posted by: Darren Holden - NYC, NY - April 19, 2021

From the first day you walked into the Ovalon Restaurant in Hazleton Pa. I knew you were unique. You helped me get my first Union card from Local 152. Introduced me to working Broadway shows.
I will never forgot our fun times.
Then came our beautiful daughter Kristin, who was your little princess.
My heart is broken. You left us with so many memories which will be a wonderful gift to us.
The best dressed stagehand on Broadway and full of information.
You will forever be in my heart and truly missed.
Love you,
Beverly


Posted by: Beverly Belletieri - Boca Raton, FL - April 21, 2021

Carol,So saddened to hear of Jimmy passing.
I remember him as a young and very witty lad and enjoy that about him.
My prayers for his soul and for your family


Posted by: margaret sharkey - HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NY - April 23, 2021

Carol,So saddened to hear of Jimmy passing.
I remember him as a young and very witty lad and enjoy that about him.
My prayers for his soul and for your family


Posted by: margaret sharkey - Hopewell Juction, NY - April 23, 2021