Tony V. Galie, age 68, of Uniontown, PA passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023 after a year long illness.
He was born on June 22nd, 1954 in Connellsville, PA
Son of the late Geano Vincent and Gertrude L. (Barber) Galie
Tony was a member of Chestnut Ridge Church in Morgantown, WV.
He had over 41 years in the coal mining industry. Tony worked for various coal mines throughout his career, with his last mine being Emerald Resources. Tony ended his career as a Pennsylvania State Mine Inspector, inspecting one of the largest coal mines in western Pennsylvania before retiring in 2020. He was a member of the UMWA.
Tony loved his family more than anything, especially his granddaughter Adalynn (Addy)who was the light of his eye. He was married to his wife Maryann for over 47 years. They loved taking regular walks together at Hutchinson Park. Tony also loved traveling down to Pittsburgh to visit with his daughter, Jess and family, and thanks to her became an avid Pitt fan. Tony was very spiritual and a believer in Jesus Christ. He had a unique passion for the coal mining industry, especially his last ten years as a Pennsylvania State Mine Inspector. His main goal was to protect the coal miners and allow them to return safely to their loved ones. He was known for his drive, knowledge, spirited, outgoing personality and always standing firm in his morals and ethics.
Tony's life motto: “Always do the right thing, no matter what”
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law: Martha R. Batis
sister-in-law: Barb (Batis) Mclemore
brother-in-law: Joe Batis, Jr.
beloved dog: Summer
Tony is survived by his beloved wife of over 47 years: Maryann C. (Batis) Galie
his only daughter: Jessica Hudock and husband Brian
his only granddaughter: Adalynn Hudock, her pappy's pride and joy
two sisters: Gina (Galie) Gruber and husband Donald
Heidi (Galie) Ryan and husband Keith
brother-in-law: Danny Batis
five additional brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law
nieces and nephews: Katrina (Gruber) Pavone and Dan Moser; Gabrielle (Gruber) Bokat and husband John; Colin Ryan and Stephanie Crable, and Erin Ryan
great-nieces and great-nephews: Kendall and Kolby Pavone; Karleigh Moser; Rylan and Rhen Bokat; Reese and Rinley Ryan
Also survived by many other extended family members including aunts, cousins, and his grand-puppy, Bella.
Friends will be received in The Dearth Funeral Home 35 South Mill Street New Salem, PA on Friday from 2-8PM and on Saturday from 10:00AM until 11:00AM. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00AM with Pastor Josh Rhodes officiating.
Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery.
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