Lois Gertrude Marsh Galloway, born and raised in Waterford, PA passed away on July 25th at the grand age of 101. She was born January 8, 1910, and was the last remaining child of the late Henry H. and V. Gertrude Osborn Marsh.

Galloway, Lois Gertrude MarshLois graduated from the Waterford Academy in 1927 and then moved to Buffalo to pursue a career in nursing. In 1932 she graduated from the Buffalo General Hospital School of Nursing. She became the head nurse of a fifteen bed ward at Buffalo General. While there, she also worked for the medical practice of Dr. Edwin Alford until retiring in 1977. Lois loved caring for others even beyond the scope of her profession. She was tiny and tough, earning the nickname “Little Sarge”. Lois was a beloved, gracious lady who made everyone–family, friends and even her caregivers, feel special.

Lois met her husband, George, while caring for his sister at the hospital. They were married at the family farm on Sedgwick Road in Waterford on August 15, 1936. George and Lois lived in Buffalo until their retirement. They then returned to live at the Marsh family farm spending their winters in St. Petersburg, FL.

Lois loved to cook and was well known for her pies and bread and butter pickles. She loved to garden and was a member of the Pleasant View Garden Club, the Waterford Grange #423 and the Buffalo and Waterford Lions Clubs.

In addition to her husband, George O. Galloway, who died July 20th, 2000, she is preceded in death by her 5 brothers, Meryl, Richard, Arthur, Ernest and Gordon Marsh.

She is survived by her two daughters, June Galloway McCarthy and her husband James of San Francisco, CA, and Gaye Galloway Weigand of Cincinnati, OH; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law Audrey Marsh and her daughters; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Friends and relatives may call at the Van Matre Funeral home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford, on Thursday July 28th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. On Friday July 29th, a prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, 11264 Rt. 97 North, Waterford, officiated by Rev. Thomas Whitman. Burial will be at Waterford Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the Lois Galloway Memorial Fund at All Saints Church.