PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS — Charles W. Galliker III, 81, a loving father, husband, uncle and friend passed away on Sunday, September 10, at the West Caldwell Care Center in West Caldwell after a short illness.
Charlie was born in Teaneck and grew up in Palisades Park. He lived in Bergenfield for five years before moving to Parsippany in 1966.
He proudly served his country in the United States Army in Korea from December 3, 1958 until being honorably discharged on November 12, 1960.
Charlie graduated from SUNY Farmingdale in New York with his Associate’s Degree in Engineering.
He owned and operated Celco Industries in Parsippany for many years before retiring in 2009.
Charlie took great pride in being a founding member of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany where he served as president of the Club from 1996-1997.
He was pre-deceased by his beloved wife, Elaine L. (nee-Allen) who passed away on April 8, 2008.
Survivors include his loving daughter and son-in-law, Lauren E. Galliker and Michael L. Spivey of New York, N.Y.; his brother-in-law, Donald G. Allen and his wife, Gretchen; his sister-in-law: Dolores Martinez and her husband, George; his nieces: Lisa Galliker and Jennifer Hickey and her husband, Dennis; his nephew, Anthony Martinez and his wife, Kelly; and his great nieces: Ashley Gartner, & Melissa and Nicole Hickey.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 13 at the Par-Troy Funeral Home, 95 Parsippany Road
Interment: George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Visiting hours are on Tuesday Evening from 5:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to the Charles Galliker Memorial Fund at Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, New York 13346. Gifts will benefit the Seven Oaks Golf Club, a place Charlie, Lauren and Michael loved to play golf together.