Joseph F. Galati
March 30, 1928 August 23, 2013

Stayton Joseph, 85, died August 23 in Stayton. He was born and raised in Portland. Joseph lived in Ashland for 60 years and moved to Stayton 3 years ago. He worked as a technician for California Pacific Natural Gas Utilities for 40 years. Joseph was a great engineer and could design and fix anything. He married Mary Connor on September 9, 1950 in Portland.

Joseph is survived by his wife: Mary of Stayton; children: David Galati of Salem, Catherine Mater of Corvallis, Robert Galati of McMinnville, Patrice DeRoest of Stayton and Joan Neely of Willow, AK.; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his 2 sisters who were twins.

Vigil/Rosary is Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 6:00 pm at North Santiam Funeral Chapel in Stayton and graveside service is Friday, August 30, 2013 at 9:00 am at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.

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