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West Resthaven Funeral Home & Resthaven Park Cemetery

6450 West Northern Ave, Glendale, AZ

OBITUARY

Frank John Gallovich, Jr.

November 16, 1944July 26, 2020

Frank John Gallovich, Jr. passed away on July 26, 2020.

He was born on November 16, 1944 in Newark, New Jersey to the late Frank Gallovich, Sr. and Lena Lusardi Gallovich.

Frank married the love of his life Diana Lee Clark on April 10, 1965, in Silver Spring, MD. They shared over 55 years of marriage.

He proudly served in the United States Marine Corp from 1962-1966, and in Vietnam during the War.

Before moving to Arizona Frank served as a U.S. Capitol Police Officer in Washington, DC. After moving to Arizona in 1971, he served as a Glendale Police Officer for many years. After leaving the Police Dept., Frank became a Manager then Area Manager for U-Haul, and retired in 2010.

He is survived by his loving wife Diana, their three sons Daniel (Kim), Michael (Jodie) & Frank, III (Nickol), brother James (Connie) and six grandchildren Peyton, Aren, Taryn, Avery, Macy & Jack (Frank John Gallovich IV).

Due to COVID-19 the services celebrating Frank’s life will be held at a later date.

Services

  • Due to COVID-19 funeral services will be held at a later date

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Mary O'Brien

July 31, 2020

I have known Frank and Diana since I was 21 yrs of age. The memories are numerous and buried deep in my heart. I am so saddened to hear of his death and offer my condolences and sympathy to the family. Frank was kind, funny, loyal, a great dad and loving husband. I can still see him carrying Dan on his shoulders while reaching for Michael. We were neighbors when we were young and the four of us had many adventures!! Trips to the mountains, cookouts, laughter. Frank was responsible, honest and always up for adventure. My husband and I moved to Az and convinced Diane and Frank to just try it out. Lol...the rest is history 😊😊 My husband and I moved from Az and divorced. I moved back to Az with my two little girls and Frank and Diane welcomed us with open arms. Frank had no objection to being a dad to five instead of three while I was busy preparing for the long distance move back. I honestly felt he enjoyed the challenge. He showed us love and compassion during a difficult time. So many memories, so many years. The first dog that Diana and Frank owned, was given to them by me Ha Ha. One of my many moves and I had to leave her with people I trusted. Voila.. Oh it was a job talking Frank into that one but the best story came years later when I was unable to keep my German Shepherd Breezy. I was working long hours and Breezy needed more than I could give her. Flagstaff with Diane and Frank was the perfect solution. I can still hear Frank....."Don't bring that dog here Marleen. I mean it. I don 't want another dog. I really don't." Well, that dog and Frank had many amazing adventures together. Frank was with her when she crossed the rainbow bridge. I am sure they are once again together. These are just a few of the memories I hold in my heart. I know Frank was greeted by many friends and family members when he was taken home. RIP my friend.

Melissa Rhodes-Balthes

July 31, 2020

We've spent so many memorable times together. I will always cherish the many toast we made to our families, the joys of listening to you and my dad laughing, & your jokes. Most importantly your love, hugs and support during my life. I love you & will miss you my friend.

You will never go unforgotten, until I arrive to meet with you please know I will keep Diane & the family close. ❤️

To the entire Gallovich family, I love you all. Mike, Frank, Dan , & extended family. Thank you for sharing your incredible Dad with me. 💙

I would like to share this quote, It truly has got me thru so many days, and raised me up. You are so loved by Frank and he will be your shine always. ❤️

“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy”

Love,
Melissa J. Rhodes -Balthes

Rob Curry

July 29, 2020

Thank you for making my oldest son a better person.

Michelle Yellowhorse

July 29, 2020

My favorite memory with Frank was in Flagstaff around the holidays. He would pick me up so I could reach the icicles! We would gather pine cones so I could decorate them. We would sit by the fire and drink hot coco with marshmallows! Rest in peace my friend. You are loved and missed by many!

Jim Gallovich

July 29, 2020

SEMPER FI, brother. I will miss you .

Peyton Gallovich

July 29, 2020

The best grandpa story by far is from my early teen years. I was staying with them for the weekend and we went to a feed store for some reason.

At some point grandpa mentioned that you could buy a baby chick and raise it. I was hooked!!

That day grandpa bought me Nugget and all the supplies needed to care for her. We spent the day setting up her cage, letting her run, etc.

Of course... grandpa failed to mention that he didn’t get it previously approved by my parents — so when they showed up they were shocked!!

Grandpa was explicitly banned from giving live animal gifts after that. 😂

Edith1 Stier

July 29, 2020

There are too many to even post. He IS my Uncle Frank. One memory that stands out was we left the house after a night of fun. On the way home we saw police lights in the rear view mirrors, my parents were freaking out! It was Frank, giving my dad his wallet that he had left at the house. OMG.... I have sooooo many that I cant even go on with it. I LOVE you Frank, party with dad until we get there! >3

Linda Snook

July 29, 2020

Diana and Family,

My sincere sympathy to all at this sad difficult time ?


Linda

vickey little

July 29, 2020

RIp Frank, I will always remember you with the last pic I saw of you with your loving dogs. Watch over Diana and the kids just like you did here on Earth. You were truly one of God's Blessings and will be missed by many especially your loving wife Diana.

Kathy Haskins-Ebarb

July 29, 2020

I only met Frank one time when he and Diana stopped for a quick visit on their way to New Orleans. I felt like I had known him for years. Together they made an exceptional couple.

FROM THE FAMILY