David Ronnie Gallaty, age 75, of Lake, passed away at his home on Sunday, October 20, 2019. David was born in Bay City, MI on December 7, 1943 to parents David Archibald and Ruth (Extine) Gallaty. David met Doris Peel while she was working at a Coney Island, they fell in love and married on November 20, 1971 and shared a happy and memory-filled 53 years together, but 53 years could never be enough. David and Doris did everything together, they worked together as business owners and operators for their own painting company for many years. They called themselves the A-team, although David also enjoyed some time working as a cement truck driver. David was an amazing husband, a great dad to his children and grandfather to his grandchildren. He loved music and old cars, he enjoyed making a game of quizzing his kids on the names of different vehicles. He adored animals, particularly his dog Maddy, who misses him very much. He prided himself on having been the best man in many weddings. He is remembered lovingly as an all-around good guy and everyone’s friend.
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David is survived by his wife of 47 years, Doris Gallaty, his children Shane (Catherine) Gallaty, Autumn (Kyle) Smith, Michael Harman and Tamara Harman, as well as his grandchildren Edward, David, Kelsey and Ryan.
David is preceded in death by his grandson, Gavyn Smith. Honoring David’s wishes a cremation has taken place. A memorial service for David is being planned by his family and will take place on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Hess-Hathaway Park, 825 South Williams Lake Road in Waterford Township, MI 48327.
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