Charles Robert Gallagher, Sr.

November 6, 1938 - July 11, 2020

Charles Robert Gallagher was born in Philadelphia November 6, 1938. His family moved to Pennsauken, NJ and he graduated from Merchantville High, Merchantville, NJ. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on November 1, 1956. He served on the USS Iowa and in Fasron, Malta he joined the ranks of the Seabees Construction Battalion. He was honorably discharged in 1961. Charles’ career included working as a Sheet Metal Mechanic, Union Business Agent, VP/Plant Manager, & Restaurant Owner, just to name a few. He worked not only in the Philadelphia & Findlay, OH but also in France and Malaysia. He moved to North Fort Myers, Florida in 2002 and enjoyed his life here.

Charles is survived by his wife of 29 years Barbara Gallagher; his children by his first marriage: Charles Gallagher, Joelle Penwell (Mt. Blanchard, OH), and Kathleen Newman (Sebring, FL), his brothers: James J. Gallagher (Arcadia, FL), Paul Gallagher (Stratford, NJ) and Joseph Gallagher (Missouri), his stepchildren, David Creighton (Dyer, IN) and Dawn Bienkowski (Brookhaven, PA) and many grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, July 16, 2020 at St. Therese Catholic Church, 20115 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers, FL 33903 with Father Tom Heck officiating.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Matt Waterer Jul 16, 2020 at 7:55 am

    It was an honor to meet Chuck as he welcomed me into his home. Loved sitting with him and hearing stories of the life he lived. I have been dating his daughter Joelle for over 3 years and see the love they have between them. He would call me “the big guy” when I was there visiting and helping him out. He will be missed dearly. REST IN PEACE Chuck , love the big guy

  2. Barbara Gallagher, Wife Jul 18, 2020 at 12:20 am

    Charles is the love of my life and has been for 29 years. He passed on July 11, 2020 at 10:00 PM. I was so fortunate to be there for his first kiss and to be there for his last breath. Thank you to Fr. Jan and Fr. Tom for the beautiful mass, for everyone who came to help him complete his journey and for all the prayers said for him and the love shown to him. I do miss you so.

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