Judith “Judy” Lynn Galati, of Brookfield, Ohio, went home to her Lord and Savior at 6:22 a.m., Friday, December 14, 2018, while at home surrounded by loved ones and under the care of Crossroads Hospice, following a brave fight against ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). She was 66.
Judy was born November 23, 1952, in Warren, Ohio, a daughter to Glen F. and Shirley G. (Blair) Wireman.
She graduated from Mathews High School, Vienna, Ohio, in 1970 and found employment with Target Stamp Products (now known as Baloff), Kinsman, Ohio, where she worked as a secretary. She retired with the title of Shipping Manager after nearly 30 years of dedication to the company.
Judy was a member of the Vienna United Methodist Church.
In her retirement, she enjoyed baking and decorating cakes, sewing, reading and walking her and Bob’s “pup-pup”, Harley. However, she most enjoyed her time spent at Lake Erie, time with her family, with her church friends and spreading her love for Jesus, telling everyone “Have a blessed day!”
She is survived by her husband and caregiver, Robert “Bobby” T. Galati; her siblings, Gary Wireman (Susie), Wendy Thompson (Bob) and Cheri Wireman, all of Vienna; her mother-in-law, Janet L. Galati of Brookfield; her sisters-in-law, Deb Wireman (Randy) of Findlay, Ohio and Sally Kolat (Lonnie) of Brookfield; her nieces and nephews, Benjamin Wireman (Shannon), Bethany Sasanecki (Mike), Brittany Muccio (Doug), Nedra Wireman, Sybil Barbini (Shane), Randi Jo Manon (Kyle), Tiffiny Vesey (Steve), Tarra Cvitkovich (Randy), Jason Thompson (Amber), Christopher Vesey, Ethan Fiest, Jacob Fiest, Melissa Stanton (Tyler), Lawrence Kolat, Jr. (Jessica) and Chad Kolat (Ashley); her 23-plus one on the way, great-nieces and great-nephews and her best friend of 50 years, Carol Beatty, who took her everywhere.
She was preceded in death by her parents; by her brother, Randy Wireman and by her nephew, Tommy Fiest.
A memorial service to celebrate Judy’s life will be held on Friday, December 21, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., at the Vienna United Methodist Church, 4265 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna, OH 44473, where family and friends may gather one hour prior to the service, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
As suggested by her family, material contributions can be made to the church (or) to the ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter, 6155 Rockside Road #403, Independence, OH 44131.
Expressions of sympathy may be left for her family at www.bricelandfuneralservice.com.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, December 19 at the following approximate times: 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.