Forest Delane Gallaher

September 28, 1935 - September 20, 2012

09/28/1935 - 09/20/2012

Forest Delane Gallaher Sr., 76, of Powhatan Point Ohio died Thursday September 20, 2012.

He was born September 28, 1935 in Powhatan Point, Ohio, a son of the late Clifford and Ruth Cronin Gallaher.

He was Christian by faith. Forest was a family man, whom loved spending time his wife and family. He also loved the outdoors, riding his motorcycle, hunting and car racing.He was a retired employee of the North American Coal Corporation.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three sisters, Wilma Lodi, Vera Horvath, and Betty Coss.

Forest is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Melda Barton Gallaher, of Powhatan Point, Ohio, four children, Jody Albert DeBlasis, of Powhatan Point, Ohio, Amy Ron McVay, of Belmont, Ohio, Stacy Scott Cross, of Powhatan Point, Ohio and Forest Jr. “Bud” Stacy Gallaher, of Jacobsburg, Ohio, his brother, Howard Gallaher, and his sister, Wanda Glasgow, both of Powhatan Point, Ohio, ten grandchildren, Jamie Dave Plumby, Dana Snegg, Amy Snedeker, Dusty Erin McVay, Bryce and Brok Cross, Miranda Hall, Delaney, Kacie and Eli Gallaher, four great grandchildren, Kayla McCloud, Madison Meade, Gavin McVay and Mackenzie McVay.

Family and friends will be received Saturday September 22, 2012 at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory 186 Main St Powhatan Point, Ohio from 5-8pm and Sunday September 23, 2012 from 2-8pm where services will be held Monday September 24, 2012 at 1pm.

Final arrangements will be at the convenience of the family.

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Georgia Meadows
7 years ago

Buddy, Stacy and Family…..sending our love, thoughts and prayers at the passing of your Father,and Grandfather.

Fred & Cathy Ramsay
7 years ago

Jodi and Buddy,

Fred & I were sorry to see the loss of your Dad. Thinking of you during this time.

Sarah Ruschak
7 years ago

Melda and Family, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sarah & Pete Ruschak

7 years ago

Melda and family, sorry abouit your loss. You have our deepest and most sincere sympathy God be with you all

jason and catherine horvath
7 years ago


Our thoughts and prayers are with you and that wonderful smile will be dearly missed..

Horvath family: Jason, Catherine, kids and Skeeter.

Perry & Kathy
7 years ago

Melda, Our hearts ache for you and your family. May the good Lord bring you peace and your memories fill you with love.

Rose Posie Gallagher
7 years ago

So very Sorry.

Carol Coss
7 years ago

Sorry for the lose of your dear loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

Troy & Terri Cross
7 years ago

To The Gallaher Family,Sorry for your loss, our thought and prayers are with you all.

Troy & Terri Cross

Marg Pizzuto
7 years ago

To the Gallaher family: Please accept my sincerest condolences in the passing of Forest. Although I have been nursing for 42 years, I have only been with the device clinic for 15 years. Becoming a device nurse was a major turning point in my life because it gave me the opportunity to know and develope a relationship with people like Forest and all of you. I am a real country girl at heart, and Forest was definately the salt of the earth. I know this this is a very difficult time for all of you, but know that he is at peace and watching over you. May God Bless and keep always. Love, Marg