Name:   Irving Dean Galutia

From:  The Olean Times Herald, Olean, New York
Date:  Tuesday, January 15, 2008

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Irving D. Galutia, 82, of Bradenton died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2008) in the Tidewell Hospice & Palliative Care Center.

Born Oct, 28, 1925, in Canisteo, N.Y., he was a son of Marion E. and Myra B. Dean Galutia.

Mr. Galutia was a graduate of Otto (Pa.) Township High School, class of 1943, and attended St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, N.Y.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army in Japan and the Hawaiian Islands.

In 1951, he entered the U.S. Foreign Service, Department of State, in Washington, D.C.  Her retired in 1986 after 35 years of service.  He held various assignments abroad including in Teheran, Tokyo, Tunis, Phnom Penh, Bangkok, Rangoon, Abidjan plus 15 years in Washington.

At the time of his retirement, he was a budget officer for the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs.  In 1989, he moved to Florida and made his home in Bradenton.

He attended the First Church of God in Bradenton, where a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Surviving are two sisters, Elizabeth M. Glase of Port Allegany, Pa., and Jean Green of Wellsville, N.Y.; a brother, Theodore (Jean) Galutia of Wellsville, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Paul E. Galutia.

Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. today (Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008) and from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Randall Headley, Pastor of the United Methodist Church, Port Allegany, Pa., officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.