Lynn Galton

Lynn Galton - Gainesville, NY - Rochester Cremation

Gainesville, NY:  April 23, 2021 at age 84 passed away peacefully at Strong Memorial Hospital with his loving wife of 61 years by his side.  He was surrounded by his loving family in his final days.  He was born June 1, 1936 in Cuba, NY, son of the late Ward and Gladys Beardslee Galton.

He is survived by his wife Margaret Krotz Galton, his daughters LuAnne (Randy) Carmichael of Silver Springs, Laurie Newton of Geneseo, Marlene Mincey of Boston, NY, 5 grandchildren, Stephanie Perkins, Philip Mincey, Aaron Carmichael, Adam Perkins, Sam Mincey, 6 great grandchildren, and sister Anne O’Connell of Florida.  He is the brother of the late David Galton of Pike.

In his early years he drove truck for Robeson Cutlery and GLF.  He then worked at Ricketts Farm Supply as a Parts Manager.  He was a long-time farmer.  In his later years he enjoyed driving milk truck and talking to everyone on his routes.

He loved spending time with his family.  He enjoyed dancing, going to auctions, telling stories, taking long car rides, and singing.

There will be a Memorial Service at a later date.  Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church Respite Care, 2 East Main Street, Arcade, NY 14009 or Gainesville Fire Department, 2 East Street, Gainesville NY 14066.

5 Condolences

  1. Kathy LaScala on April 27, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    I will truly miss Lynn. At Respite this month we sang You are my sunshine and that made his day. He was my partner at Respite. We did a lot of remenecing of his earlier days, singing and playing air guitar. He will truly be missed. You are my sunshine will always hold a special place in my heart. Keep playing your air guitar and singing Lynn. 🥰

  2. Dale Palesh on April 28, 2021 at 11:41 am

    The singing and air guitar and stories of past times will be everyone’s memories. I didn’t know Lynn for long but he was able to share so much so it felt like I knew him for a lifetime. I shared a few tears with him as well. He was so glad that he and his sister were able to unite after so many years. How wonderful that this happened. Just when he was welcomed into our family, Erik and I had to let him go. That’s how is when you are a caregiver.

  3. Grace Compton on April 29, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    My prayers are with you and family Margaret for love and comfort at this time.

  4. Karen norton on May 2, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    Remembering “you are my sunshine” from Mt Morris rehab. So sorryfor your loss. He was a joy to eat meals with and I will always remember.

  5. Gwynne Wetherall on May 2, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    Dear Margaret, I was very sorry to read about Lynn’s passing. I have fond memories of growing up next door to the three “Galton Kids” In Pike. Sending you my sympathy and friendship.❤️

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