Craciun Berry Funeral Home

7200 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH


Patrick J. Galbincea Jr.

November 27, 1947May 8, 2020

Patrick J. Galbincea Jr. age 72, of Rocky River, died suddenly on Friday (May 8) after a stroke.

He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years Barbara (nee Brucker), his beloved daughter Kristin (Nick) Watkins, his sister Victoria (Elmer) Addison, and his brother John (Laurie) Galbincea. He also is a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Virginia (nee Budak) and Patrick Galbincea, and a brother, Michael.

Pat Galbincea was a sportswriter for most of his more than 40 years at The Plain Dealer. In retirement, he enjoyed golfing and continued his long association with wrestling during two terms as president of the Greater Cleveland Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association. He also volunteered with the Northern Ohio Golf Association.

All Services will be private but you can see Patrick's Funeral Service at his Church, with Facebook link, to Craciun-Berry Funeral Homes live video on Thursday May 14th at 11am. The link will remain at our Facebook site. The family suggests Memorial Contributions may be made in his honor to St. Innocent Orthodox Church P.O. Box 38208, Olmsted Falls, OH 44138-0208. The family hopes to host a celebration of life later. Internment Private.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Patrick J. Galbincea Jr.

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Maca Tyler

May 15, 2020

I remember Pat is a as faithful member of our church and as a kind and gentle man. May his memory be eternal! Prayers and peace to his family.


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