Emory passed away peacefully in his home on February 12, 2019. He was the son of the late Frank S. and Ursula C.
(Forster) Galic and was born in Harrisburg, PA on December 5, 1939. He lived in Newport, Perry County for all but
three years of his life when he was on active duty in the U. S. Army.
He was a graduate of Newport High School, class of 1957. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving two years of his
enlistment in Germany in Army Intelligence, where he was joined by his wife Joyce. Their son Douglas was born during
their time in Germany in 1963. The Berlin Wall crisis and the Cuban missile crisis occurred during his two year stay in
Germany. During the time of the Cuban missile crisis, Joyce was packed and ready to leave on a moment’s notice with
their son Doug for immediate transport back to the United States in the event of hostilities in the Cuba area.
Emory retired as sales administrator from Rohrer Bus Sales, Duncannon, PA in March of 2003, after working there for
Emory was an original member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in New Bloomfield since 1948. He was a life member
of the Newport Citizen’s Fire Co. No. 1. He joined the company in 1961, where he held the office of Recording
Secretary for over 25 years and Treasurer for 9 years. He was a member of the Newport Fire Company Drum and Bugle
Corp from its formation in approximately 1961 until 2005. He was a life member and past President of the Newport
Ambulance League, serving over 27 years as a driver. In addition, he was a member of the Cumberland Valley
Volunteer Fireman’s Association, the Perry County Fireman’s Association, and a member of Newport American Legion
Post 177 for 52 years. He was a former member of the Newport Borough Council and was the Newport Borough Tax
Collector from 1989 until 2005.
He enjoyed traveling. One of his highlights was meeting Pope John Paul II at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo,
Italy (near Rome) in September 2002. He enjoyed fishing, reading and re-upholstering furniture as a hobby. One of his
greatest pleasures was spending time with his family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank S. and Ursula C. (Forster) Galic and a brother, Phil Galic. He is survived
by his loving wife of 56 years, Joyce, Doug (son) of Newport, Craig (son) and wife Sue of Camp Hill, Lisa (daughter)
and Dawn Lamarca of Enola, Monsignor Bernard (John) (brother) of Ossian, Indiana, Mick (brother) and wife Bev of
Mesquite, Nevada, Bill (brother) of Ossian, Indiana, Harry Focht (brother-in-law) of Newport, four grandchildren (Cole
Wertz, Zack, Miranda and Julia), one great grandson (Barrett Wertz), and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. to 10:50 A.M. on Monday, February 18, 2019 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, New
Bloomfield, followed at 11:00 A.M. by the celebration of a memorial Mass. Monsignor Bernard Galic and Father Robert
Sharman will concelebrate the service. Burial with military honors by the Perry County Military Honor Guard will be in the Newport Cemetery, Newport, PA following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, the Newport
Ambulance League, or the Newport Fire Company.