Gallagher, Charles Joseph “Bud” 2/1/1930 – 3/25/2023 Ada age 93, went to be with his Lord Saturday, March 25, 2023. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Barbara Gallagher; brother, Bob Gallagher; and sister, Catherine McBride. Bud is survived by his children Dan (Kris) Gallagher, Jim (Juli) Gallagher, Bill Gallagher, John (Sherry) Gallagher, Chuck (Rebecca Tyke) Gallagher; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. It is with much gratitude that we would like to recognize Timothy Cook for his genuine love and care for both Mom and Dad over the years. Bud retired from a lifelong career with Eureka Williams. Bud loved his family, friends, caretakers, constant visitors and Jesus. Bud loved to tease visitors and place phone calls to everyone in his contact list multiple times a day to spread love and joy. Bud ended every phone call with “come over when you can and know that you are loved!” Spending time with family and friends was paramount in Bud’s life. Bud and Barb traveled the world and made lifelong friends everywhere they went. Bud and Barb especially loved spending time at their cottage on Lake Michigan surrounded by family and friends. Visitation will be held 6-8pm Friday, March 31, 2023, with a memorial at 8pm at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00am Saturday, April 1, 2023, at St. Robert of Newminster Catholic Church, 6477 Ada Dr SE, Ada, MI 49301 with visitation at 10:30am. A catered luncheon will immediately follow the mass. For anyone wishing to attend the cemetery internment a procession will follow the luncheon (directions to the cemetery provided at luncheon, approx. 10 minute drive). Rev. Tony Russo presiding. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan, Donation Processing Center, 989 Spaulding Ave. SE, Ada, MI 49301.
In the 1990s we had the pleasure of forming a friendship with Bud and Barb in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. That lead to a few visits to the cabin on Lake Michigan as well as at the house in Grand Rapids. Bud was always a happy soul who liked to laugh and tease. He often spoke of his sons and their families with affection and pride. We are sending our condolences to his family who will miss him.
We were friends who met Bud and Barbara in Puerto Vallarta. Spent many times together by the pool. Our deepest sympathy to his family.
My deepest condolences for your loss
Sending our deepest condolences and sympathy for the loss of Bud to all of the Gallagher family.