Gale L. Galvan

May 5, 1953November 17, 2020

Gale L. Galvan (nee Garcia), age67, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

Beloved wife of Henry Galvan; loving mother of Joseph Galvan, Daniel Galvan and April (Kevin) Chatman; cherished grandmother of Dennis, Tatum, Emma, Dylan, Jacob and Corinne; dear sister of the late Terry Garcia, David (Darlene) Garcia and Michael (Cissy) Garcia; beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews and a friend to many. Gale was an appointment coordinator at Advocate Christ Medical Center for many years. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

In consideration of the safety of our guests and associates, Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home will adhere to the current gathering restrictions in the state of Illinois, which allow 10 or fewer guests at services. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times. Please call the funeral home at 708-636-1200 to schedule a time to come pay your respects to the Galvan Family. Thank you for your cooperation.

Visitation Monday, November 23, 2020 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home, 11333 S. Central Ave., Oak Lawn, IL. Funeral is Private. Interment Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery, Oak Lawn, IL. Please visit and leave an online condolence to the Galvan Family by clicking on “Add a Memory” For more information call 708-636-1200.


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Mary Ellen Angelucci

November 22, 2020

She had a laugh like no one else's ever. The sparkle in her eyes had a warmth that invited you in and made you love her the moment you met her. She was open hearted and generous. She loved to entertain and would put together the greatest parties and 4th of July celebrations that will be held as precious memories in my heart forever. She took pride in her home, loved to decorate it and made it a comfortable and relaxing place to be. She loved and protected her family with a fierceness of a mother lion. She was a dutiful and loving daughter who took the utmost best of care of her own Mother who was her best friend.

This is how I will always remember my friend Gale. Your spirit and love will live on. Your earthly woes have been left behind and may you rest in peace in the comfort of the Lord.

With love to Hank, Joe, Dan and April.

Mary Ellen Angelucci

Pamela Pinto-Oehme

November 21, 2020

Mrs. Galvan has known me since 1986 and she was always a happy and involved mom to April and her brother's. I last saw Mrs. Galvan in 2012 in a grocery store in 83rd and Harlem ave. She gave me a big hug and told me how beautiful I grew up to be. She was always kind and sweet to me and welcomed me into her home during my kindergarten, 7th, & 8th grade years!! You will be missed Mrs. Galvan!! Love Pamela

Joan & Tim Wagner

November 21, 2020

Dear Joey, Danny, April and Hank to all of the Garcia and Galvan family....
Our deepest condolences to you during this time. Joey, Danny, April there is no one in the world like a mother and the loss of one is devastating. Your mom’s smile and laughter was contagious and we had a lot of fun with her, she will be missed by all. We hope you feel surrounded by friendship and love.

Joan and Tim Wagner

denise kramer

November 21, 2020

Dearest Joey &April and Hank entire Galvan/Garcia family !Words cant describe my feelings right now, but i have alot memories of her and are plenty since we go back from high school days. She was always life of the party and so funny. We played Bunco together it was so much fun. Even my children remember the fun we all had together. She loved her children and both of you should be proud what good chidren you were to her she always could count on you. My deepest sincere wishes to you at this time for sorrow but just remember the happy days and they are plentiful, i could even hear her laugh. Goodbye my friend Love Denise/Aunt dee dee forJoey and my entire family.

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