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“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...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: margaret sharkey - NY - Friend

“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...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: margaret sharkey - NY - Friend

“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...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Beverly Belletieri - Boca Raton, FL

“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...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Vincent boniface - Rochelle park, NJ

“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...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Darren Holden - NYC, NY - Friend


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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.