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José S. Galura

Born: Sat., Dec. 19, 1931
Died: Mon., May 28, 2018


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Jun. 01, 2018
Location: William F. Young Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jun. 01, 2018
Location: William F. Young Funeral Home

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José S. Galura, age 86, of Butler formerly of Newtown, PA passed away Monday, May 28, 2018 at Butler Memorial Hospital.

José was born December 19, 1931 in Bacolor, Pampanga, Philippines.  He was the son of the late Valeriano Hernandez and the late Maria de los Santos Galura.  José was the founder and former President and CEO of Philadelphia Health Services.  He attended the United Church of the Nazarene in West Sunbury.

José is survived by his wife, Esther Moon Galura, whom he married September 25, 1965; one son, Brett L. Galura, and his wife, Michele, of Falls Church, VA and three grandchildren, Madeleine, Sydney and Lance. Also surviving are three sisters, Estela Marin, of Las Vegas, NV, Florentina Galura, of Manila, Philippines and Clara Estaris of Baguio City, Philippines and one brother Constantino Galura, and his wife, Melendrina, of Bensenville, IL.

José was preceded in death by two brothers, Alfonzo and Gaudencio Galura, and three sisters, Eufemia Doyle, Apolinaria Simeon and Lucia Tan.

Family and friends will be received at the William F. Young Funeral Home, 132 Main Street, West Sunbury from 10 to 11 AM Friday, June 1, 2018.  Funeral services will follow at 11 AM with the Rev. Tim Britton, of the United Church of the Nazarene, officiating.

Burial will be in the West Sunbury Union Cemetery.

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Alan Simeon
   Posted Thu May 31, 2018


To The Galura Family, Please accept these flowers and hear the words we are not able to speak. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Sincerely, Alan, Angie, Aiden, Tong, Araceli, and Audrey Simeon

Bob & Sandy Swope
   Posted Thu May 31, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. Jose' was a good man. Just know that our prayers are sent to you and your family.

Bob & Sandy Swope

Avanell Henry Pollock
   Posted Sat June 02, 2018
Esther and Family,
We express our deepest sympathy on the passing of Jose.
From your former Chicora teacher friends
Avanell Henry Pollock and Judy Slagle

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