A fourth-generation San Francisco native and 50-year resident of San Rafael, Peter J. Gallagher ’68 was a graduate of St. Ignatius High School in San Francisco and SCU. After graduation Peter moved to San Rafael, where he became an avid runner, competing in marathon races. He worked in a number of fields from oil surveying to shipping to garden maintenance, all the while pursuing his passion for drawing. He was a skilled and witty cartoonist. His droll sense of humor was evident in everything he did. He passed away on Oct. 16, 2019, at the age of 73 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. Peter was preceded in death by his brothers Stephen and Dennis. “Uncle” Pete is survived by his siblings, Patricia and Christine Gallagher of Oakland and Michael Gallagher of McKinleyville, California; his nephews Brendan, Gavin, and Chris Jones; his nieces Heather Quinn, Tricia Gallagher-Guertson, Adrienne Schell, and Lindsay Haskell; his grandnephews Riccardo Jones, Davide Jones, Ryan Quinn, Casey Quinn, Sam Shoemate, Greg Shoemate, Alex Schell; and his grandnieces Valeria Jones, Adelaide Shoemate and Molly Schell. Peter was very fond of Diet Coke and chocolate. So, in his memory, go for it!

23 Jan 2020