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Lewis "Lew" Galati

March 27, 1926 — May 11, 2023

Indianapolis

Lewis “Lew” Galati, 97, of Indianapolis, Indiana was called home to be with the Lord on May 11, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 27, 1926, to the late James A & Marietta (Mirra) Galati.  He was graduate of Seymour High School, class of 1944.  After high school, he served for 2 years in the US Army during WW II as an Infantryman.  After serving in the Army, he studied Aeronautical Engineering at Purdue University for 3 years.

Lew married the love of his life, Mary Lou (Grein) on October 5, 1950.  Together they had 1 daughter, Tina. In October 2022 they celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary.  Lew loved to build and fly radio-controlled airplanes and was a charter member of Southside RC Club.   He had a passion for trains, aviation and  woodworking.  Lew had a very creative mind, drawing out plans and building their beautiful home of 57 years.  He loved spending time with his 2 grandchildren, often taking them to movies, museums & their many school & sport activities.  Lew was often found with a video camera in his hand for Christmas and school programs as well as other family and friend events.  Lew loved animals, especially dogs, who would always find a way to migrate to his lap when he sat down. He was loved by his family and a large group of wonderful long time friends.

Lew is survived by his loving wife; Mary Lou Galati, daughter; Tina (Tim) Hann, grandchildren; Amanda (Mike) Jones and Andrew (Micah) Kelley, and great-grandchildren;  Quinn, Ethan, Luca and Finn.

He is preceded in death by his Mother (Marietta) Father (James) and sisters Nina Galati and Gerry Kennedy.

Lew’s Life Celebration® Visitation will be held at St. Barnabas Catholic Church (8300 Rahke Rd., Indianapolis, Indiana) on Thursday, May 18, 2023 from 10:00-11:00am. Funeral Mass will be immediately following at 11:00am in the church. Lew will be will be laid to rest at Riverview Cemetery in Seymour, Indiana.  Visit www.OrileyBranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry. 

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In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Lew's honor can be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Envelopes will be provided at the church.

 

 

 

 

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

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