Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels

44 Wilson Avenue, Manalapan, NJ


Katarina Galanty

September 18, 1947September 4, 2019

Katarina Galanty, age 71, of Monroe Township, New Jersey passed away on Wednesday September 4, 2019. Katarina was born September 18, 1947 in Czechoslovakia.

Katarina is survived by her partner, Daniel Cooperberg; son Jonathan (Melissa) Galanty- Escondido, CA; son Matthew Galanty- Boston, MA; and daughter Jennifer Galanty- Phoenix, AZ.

Katarina was preceded in death by her husband: Myron Galanty.

Funeral services will occur Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels, 44 Wilson Avenue, Manalapan, NJ 07726.

Burial will occur at Beth Israel Cemetery 1098 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge, NJ 07095.

The period of mourning will take place at the residence following the burial and also on Monday and Tuesday.

Donations to the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society www.lls.org would be appreciated.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Katarina's memory may be made to Leukemia-Lymphoma Foundation, www.lls.org or to a charity of your choice.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.bloomfieldcoopermanalapan.com for the Galanty family.


  • Daniel Cooperberg, Partner
  • Jonathan (Melissa) Galanty- Escondido, CA, Son
  • Matthew Galanty- Boston, MA, Son
  • Jennifer Galanty- Phoenix, AZ, Daughter


  • Funeral Service Sunday, September 8, 2019
  • Burial Sunday, September 8, 2019
  • Shiva Sunday, September 8, 2019
  • Shiva Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Shiva Tuesday, September 10, 2019


Katarina Galanty

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Joan Fierstien

September 12, 2019

Dear Dan, Jon, Matthew and Jennifer,
Joel and I are deeply saddened by your loss. Kathy was a wonderful friend for over 40 years. We shared many wonderful times together and have great memories.
Kathy and I met in 1971 at an ORT meeting when we both lived in Orange, NJ. We continued our friendship after moving to Livingston - Kathy first, then we moved there soon after. We were there for each other for the births of our children and then later on for their bar and bat mitzvahs, and many good times in between.
We started playing bridge early on, as we both enjoyed the game. We also both enjoyed cooking and entertaining and shared recipes and dinners
Kathy went to work after the loss of her husband, Myron, but our
friendship continued, as did our bridge games. So it was inevitable that I
would introduced Kathy to Dan, also a bridge player, when the opportunity
presented itself. And I am so happy I did for they truly loved each other and Dan was so very devoted to her.
We miss her so very much.
With love,
Joan and Joel Fierstien

Sharon and Dick Levick

September 7, 2019

Dan, Jonathan, Melissa, Matt and Jennifer,

We share your loss as Kathy was part of us also. She brought spirit, love and joy to us, our children and grandchildren and treated each as if we were hers (and we were). Her love for Dan was on her sleeve and in her heart. We shared many visits, vacations and family blessings.

We will always see her smile as in Mexico when we celebrated her pretend birthday when she donned an over-sized Sombrero, wore whipped cream on her nose and drank Tequila as she was serenaded by us and musicians.

We loved her as she loved us.

With heartfelt sympathy,

Sharon & Dick

Kitty Kesler

September 6, 2019

Dear Dan, Jonathan, Matthew and Jennifer,

My heartfelt condolences to all of you on the passing of your Mom, who was my dearest and closest girlfriend.

I find it difficult to put the memories that we shared into a few sentences.
Kathy and I considered each other sisters at heart.
We new each other as far back as we could remember.
We attended school together from elementary to college classes.

When our parents selflessly asked us to escape to the west we left Czechoslovakia together.
We've shared an apartment for 3 months in Vienna, Austria while awaiting the visa to the US.
After arrival to this country we lived around the corner from each other and continued our friendship.
Even after we married and had our families life always brought us together.
She became a widow and when my husband passed she sent me a card that said: "call me anytime you need to talk. It doesn't matter if it's 2am in the morning."
I knew she meant it.
We started again with daily calls and being each others confidant.
Sharing the bad and the good, weekend plans and many wonderful vacations.

I will never forget her kind and caring heart and will miss her friendship for the rest of my life.

With sympathy and love,
Kitty Kesler

Tom Heller

September 6, 2019

Dear Dan, Jonathan, Matthew, Jennifer,

I was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved partner and mother.

I had the pleasure of working with Kathy for 13 years before I retired from FMI. Ours was more than just a work based relationship; she was a dear friend. Through our many discussions of our respective families I feel that I know you all.

I will always remember Kathy as a lovely and caring lady, most of all, always a lady.

My most sincere condolences,

Tom Heller

Sandy & Jeff Cohen

September 6, 2019

Dear Dan, Jonathan, & Matt,
Our heartfelt condolences go out to all of you on the passing of Kathy who was warm & loving to all who knew her. May your shared memories bring you comfort at this time of sorrow & may her memory be a blessing to all of you.

Kathy was our "machatenste" but we always felt a connection to her from the moment we met her. She shared her history as a child of Holocaust survivors to those of us who understood that all too well.

Kathy was fortunate to have met Dan who complimented her in many ways. They enjoyed their life together through trips, friendship/interest groups & love of family.

With deep sympathy,
Sandy & Jeff Cohen (Melissa Galanty's parents)

Alexis Diamond

September 5, 2019

Dear Jonathan, Matthew, and Jennifer--

I have many happy memories of your Mom from the times when our families would get together, 30+ years ago when we were kids. Kathy was always extraordinarily kind and welcoming. I remember her cooking (one Passover dinner in particular), her quick-witted humor, and especially Kathy's love of children. Decades later, when I was briefly visiting New Jersey after my first daughter was born, Kathy traveled to Long Branch to meet her. That's the memory that's sharpest--Kathy expertly soothing my infant daughter, rocking her in her arms.

My condolences to you three and Dan,

Alexis Diamond

Viera Markovits(Hazai)

September 5, 2019

Dear Dan, Jonathan, Matthew, Jennifer

I grew up with Kathy in Slovakia and our families were very close. Here in the USA we kept our friendship.
Kathy was a very intelligent person with a golden heart. We will miss her very much. Our condolences to the family.

With our sympathy Viera and Tibi Markovits.

Anna Weiss

September 5, 2019

Dear Dan, Jonathan, Mathew, Jennifer.

Thinking of you at this time of sorrow. My condolences to you.

I lost wonderful friend. I met Kathy shortly after we immigrated to USA from Czechoslovakia in 1979. Since than, she was my close friend, my great help, my smart advisor in every field and my inspiration. We had lot's of wonderful time together. Kathy was remarkable women of incredible intelligence. Her absence leaves a painful ache in my heart.

With deepest sympathy, Anna with family

Sue Ferrara

September 5, 2019

To Dan,, Jonathan, Matthew, Jennifer,

Our. Condolences on the passing of your Mom,, of whom I had the pleasure of knowing for 40 yrs. She was the most caring woman that always welcomed me to. Her home along with your dad.

Thinking of you at this time and know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Our Sympathy, Sue & Jimmy Ferrara