Martha Jean Galeano
July 11, 1939 – March 8, 2020
Martha Jean Galeano of Oviedo passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2020 in Winter Park, Florida. She was born on July 11, 1939 to Charles Naylor Tyler and Katherine Setzer Tyler in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the first of two children. During her youth she loved summer trips to Little Switzerland and the Blue Ridge Mountains and visiting extended family in western North Carolina. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Miami Shores. Along with her father she attended University of Miami football games and as a result became a passionate lifelong football fan. In addition to her favorite college team of University of Miami she loved the Miami Dolphins and was a season ticket holder for a period of time. In 1957, Martha graduated from North Miami Senior High School and ranked third in her graduating class. She was an active member of the Girl Scouts of America, and it was during a joint Girl Scout/Boy Scout event that she met her future husband and soulmate, Joseph Galeano, Jr. While Joe served in the Air Force, they lived in New York, Alabama, Bermuda and Mississippi before returning to Miami to raise their family. They were married for 55 years. Professionally, Martha served as an administrative assistant for Orange County Schools. She worked in the hospital homebound and school psychology departments until her retirement. In 2003 she was chosen as Support Person of the Year for Orange County Public Schools. Martha loved all things Disney. For their 50th wedding anniversary, Martha and Joe enjoyed a cruise on the Disney Wonder with their children and grandchildren. Martha’s greatest joy was her family. She loved celebrating holidays, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas, and hosted many traditional family gatherings. She adored her five grandchildren and was a constant supportive presence for them during their childhood. She was proud of their accomplishments. Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Michael Galeano, Jr. she is survived by her son, Michael Galeano of Miami, daughter Susan (Michael) Burton of Orlando, daughter Pamela (Peter) Sinzenich of Davie, and grandchildren Connor Gilmore of Orlando, Ryan Sinzenich of Davie, Kyle Gilmore of Orlando, Megan Sinzenich of Davie and Justin Gilmore of Orlando. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at act.alz.org.
- Michael Galeano, Son
- Susan Burton (Michael), Daughter
- Pamela Sinzenich (Peter), Daughter
- Connor Gilmore, Grandchild
- Ryan Sinzenich, Grandchild
- Kyle Gilmore, Grandchild
- Megan Sinzenich, Grandchild
- Justin Gilmore, Grandchild
- Visitation Saturday, March 14, 2020
- Celebration of Life Sunday, March 15, 2020
- Committal Service
Martha Jean Galeano
Leigh Ann Thomes
March 14, 2020
I worked with. Martha for many years! She was always professional and made her difficult job look easy. We talked about family frequently. Martha was so proud of her children and grandchildren and would share all of their accomplishments. Prayers of peace and comfort for her family.
March 11, 2020
I worked with Martha for many years and will forever treasure sharing stories about our lovely families, our love for Brighton jewelry, and our need for chocolate later in the afternoon. Martha was always so kind, and such an amazing colleague. I am thankful for the years we shared, and know that she will forever be a shining, smiling star. Rest in peace, love always.
March 10, 2020
I remember the first time I met Mrs. Galeano at work. She was always so kind and helpful. I know she adored her husband and children. It was a great privilege to have known her.