Oak Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Park

300 Curtner Ave, San Jose, CA


Erna Lee Galata

August 20, 1927October 4, 2019

Erna Lee Galata, 92, of San Jose California passed away on Oct. 4, 2019 from natural causes. The memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Oct. 17, 2019 at Chapel of The Oaks, Oak Hill Cemetery. Father Arnone will be officiating. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Oak Hill Cemetery.

Earn Lee was born in Pennsylvania on August 20, 1927. She was married to Sebastian Galata on November 20, 1959. They were married for 59 wonderful and loving years.

After devoting her life to raising her seven children, Erna Lee worked as an administrator in the San Jose Unified School District for 10 years. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, bowling, travel, animals and constant get togethers with her wonderful friends and neighbors.

Erna Lee is survived by her beloved husband, Sebastion Galata, her son Mike (Liz) and daughters Elaine (Rick), Marie (Bob), Cindy (Joe), Debbie (David) and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Erna Lee is preceded in death by her sons, Rodney and Sebastion. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Hospice of the Valley, PO Box 160045, Sacramento, CA. 95816.


  • Private Visitation for Family Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, October 17, 2019

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