Donald N. Gallagher

October 20, 2020 Wilmington, DE Loved His Family, Appreciated the Simple Things

Donald N. Gallagher, age 68 of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Christiana Hospital. Don was the wonderful husband of, Patricia Mellinger Gallagher, and the two shared many years of happiness together.

Born 1952 in Wilmington, DE, Don was the son of the late Clyde Gallagher and the late Anna Allaband Gallagher.

Don graduated from Kennett High School and continued his education at Delaware Technical College. His studies led him to a career as a Telecommunications Network Specialist for the state of Delaware.

Don spent much of his life heavily involved in the Chester County community. He was co-founder of the former Unionville Ambulance team and for many years, an active member of the late Southern Chester County Rescue Squad.

Don loved the beach and enjoyed his trips to the Outer Banks. He was also a talented photographer and shot several events for the Special Olympics. When it came to computers, Don had an infinite wealth of knowledge. He was a textbook ‘Computer Wiz’ and if you had an issue with your computer, Don would help you solve it.

Don was a down to earth, quiet man. He was a hard worker that appreciated the simple things in life. Most of all, Don deeply loved his family and his presence will be sorely missed.

In addition to his wife, Patricia, Don is survived by his daughters, Tiffany Gallagher and Krystal Gallagher; his sister, Patricia Nelms (Ed); and numerous nieces and nephews. Don was predeceased by his brother, James Gallagher.

You are invited to visit with Don’s family and friends on Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM at Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 W. State St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. Services and interment are both private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Faithful Friends Animal Society, 22 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804.

Arrangements by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square, PA.

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October 31, 2020 10:00AM to 12:00PM Kuzo Funeral Home
250 W. State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348


  1. Pat, Tiffany and Krystal,
    Don thought the world of the three of you. You may have lost a loving Husband and Father way to early, but you will never lose the memories that you as a family have enjoyed together over the years. Don was a friend to many people through his love for photography and computers and that includes me. Our near daily emails and occasional FaceTime sessions are already missed.
    Please know that we are just a phone call away.
    Ron & Carolyn

    Ronald & Carolyn Bowman | November 1, 2020 at 3:29 PM
  2. Dear Pat and girls,

    Love, light, and peace during this difficult time.

    Pat, Ryan and Conor Farrell

    Pat Farrell | October 31, 2020 at 8:44 AM
  3. Dear Patty,
    My prayers and thoughts are with you during this time. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Gwen Walton Semmens

    Gwen | October 28, 2020 at 8:31 AM
  4. Thinking of you all and sending love and hugs through the universe! Laurie Walton Fitzgerald

    Laurie | October 27, 2020 at 8:56 PM
  5. Remembering Don from the Fire Service and sending sympathy to his family at this sad time.
    Russ Kilmer

    Kilmer | October 27, 2020 at 8:01 PM
  6. Patty,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. My condolences to you and your family. Please take care.

    Joe Derickson | October 27, 2020 at 11:26 AM
  7. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Don for many years at Family Court and JIC. I know he will be greatly missed. You are in my prayers.

    Amy Huffman | October 25, 2020 at 7:14 PM
  8. Don was a great help to all of us at the Judiciary… 🙏🏻 For the family during this time of reflection.

    Bill DiBartola | October 25, 2020 at 5:57 PM
  9. Dear Pat and Tiffany and Krystal: I was so sad to hear about your dad. He was always very nice when I saw him answered with a smile and always say hi. He will always be missed. I do know that he did love his family they always came first with him

    Karen Gibbons | October 24, 2020 at 5:26 PM
  10. Dear Krystal, Pat, Tiffany.

    Sorry for your lost. He always be in your heart. “ your father was so dearly loved, and you’re in our hearts now as you grieve. Take comfort in all of the wonderful memories you have.

    Alyssa | October 24, 2020 at 5:03 PM
  11. Pat, Tiffany, and Krystal~~
    My sincere condolences for your loss. Donnie was a classmate. I always remember him as such a quiet and kind person. May you find peace and comfort in the beautiful memories.

    Donna (Talamonti) Miller | October 24, 2020 at 2:06 PM
  12. Dear Aunt Pat and family,
    I am so sad to hear the passing of Uncle Donnie. I know it has been so long since we have seen you but please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all. He now is up there with Grandmom, PeePop and my Daddy. I know they will take good care of him. Love Jeanine Gravinese (Gallagher)

    Jeanine Gravinese | October 24, 2020 at 1:55 PM
  13. To the Gallagher family, my deepest sympathy. I was Fire Chief during Don’s service as a first responder. I was also a classmate of brother James. I sorry to hear of his passing.

    Ralph Hunter | October 24, 2020 at 12:09 PM
  14. I worked with Don for 20 years. For each of those years he was the person I sought out for any pc or network issue. In the construction of the New Castle County Courthouse he was instrumental in making the place work. He was by my side at every step of the way as we anticipated and met the technology needs there. Without Don we could not have done what we did. When I left the Delaware Courts for California he was still kind enough to be a resource for all my years there

    My sincerest sympathies to his family. He will be missed by so many in the judicial system.

    Ed Pollard | October 24, 2020 at 11:22 AM
  15. Dearest Pat, Tiffany, Krystal –
    Offering my most heartfelt sympathy to you and family for the loss of Don. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Warmly –
    Patrice Madden

    Patrice Madden | October 24, 2020 at 7:45 AM
  16. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

    Angie | October 24, 2020 at 5:32 AM
  17. So sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers.

    Matthew Perialas | October 23, 2020 at 7:51 PM
  18. Dear Pat Tiffany Krystal, My heart aches for the great pain you are all suffering right now. I believe in the power of prayer and you are all in mine. I know Don is spiritually there with you all. He was a great man. I love you so much. Denise

    Denise Deskiewicz | October 23, 2020 at 5:31 PM
  19. Thank you for all your help over the years. Computers and photography were something we both enjoyed and chatted about. You will be sadly missed by all that knew you.

    Vincent Deskiewicz | October 23, 2020 at 4:55 PM
  20. He was the best dad ever and all the good times and good memories with him and he was good and I remember the times we had at the beach and the other times when he got mad at us for slamming doors but he was the best dad ever and I miss him so much and I love him and will always love him so much.

    Tiffany | October 23, 2020 at 4:43 PM
  21. Dear Pat, Tiffany and Krystal,
    Your Dad knows how much he was loved. He also knew how much Uncle Chip and I loved him and all of you. He also knew that we would never let you down. I am certain that he passed quickly and peacefully knowing this. Sending you all lots of love, hugs and kisses.
    Uncle Chip and Nelson

    Nelson LeMarquand | October 23, 2020 at 4:35 PM

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