Robert J. Galbriath, Sr.

August 1, 1930 - September 29, 2015

08/01/1930 - 09/29/2015

Past Services

Friday October 02, 2015
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Saturday October 03, 2015

Additional Information:

Greenwood Cemetery

Wheeling, WV

Saturday October 03, 2015
11:00 am
Our Lady of Seven Dolors
Chapel Hill Road
Triadelphia, WV 26059
304-547-5395 | Directions

GALBRAITH, Sr.,  Robert J. 85 of Wheeling, WV died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 in Wheeling Hospital. He was born Aug. 1, 1930 in Pittsburgh, PA, a son of the late Albert and Lauretta (Brassel) Galbraith.

He was a retired employee for Provident Life and Accident Company, a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Chruch and a Korean War Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Korean War Veterans Association and the Oglebay Institute.  Mr. Galbraith’s passion was to make jewelry and he had many other hobbies

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Phillip; a great granddaughter Kyley; one brother and four sisters.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 62 years, Lois A. Galbraith; 4 children, Robert J. Galbraith, Jr. of San Francisco, CA, Richard Galbraith (Rhonda) of St. Mary’s, WV, Eileen McCallum (Tim) of Houston, TX and Paul Galbraith (Mae Bellanca) of New Concord, OH; seven grandchildren, Courtney, Erika, Kelsie, Brian, Trevor, Andrea and Jessica; three great-grandchildren, Anna, Cael and Brayden.

Friends will be received from 4:00-8:00 pm Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger St., Wheeling, WV.  Mass of Christian burial will be held 11:00 a m  Saturday, Oct. 3, at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Triadelphia, WV with Rev. Gary Naegele officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice. The family wishes to give a special thanks to Dr. Greg Suero, Dr. John Wurtzbacher and all the nurses on 3rd floor and Cath Lab at Wheeling Hospital.  Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Dave Bartsch
8 years ago

Your dad was my scout master and I’ll always remember him. So sorry for your loss. I met him a few years ago when my dad was in the hospital the same time your dad was. He made boy scouts a lot of fun at meetings, camping, etc.

Carol & Mike Grieco
8 years ago

You will be missed by so many! We love you, Uncle Bob!
Aunt Lois, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family!..Love, Carol & Mike.

Erika, Kelsie, & Brayden
8 years ago

Thank you for your teachings and encouragements. A great man and wonderful Pap and Great Grandpappy will be missed, Always in our thoughts and prayers. We love our guardian angel, We Love you Pap

Erika, Kelsie, & B
8 years ago

Thank you for your teachings and encouragements. A great man and wonderful Pap and Great

Richard Lauffer
8 years ago

Sorry to here of your loss.

Cathy Sharpsky Piazza
8 years ago

So sorry to hear of your Father’s passing Dick. Remember him fondly always helping my Dad with the church projects. May God wrap his loving arms around you at this sad time.

Eddie, Tiffiny and Ainslee Bednar
8 years ago

Our thoughts are with the entire Galbraith Family. Uncle Bob was a wonderful man and we will miss him greatly!

Jerry and Gwen Guest
8 years ago

Love you, Uncle Bob! RIP

Jerry and Gwen Guest
8 years ago

Love you, Uncle Bob! RIP

Lee Ann Hamilton
8 years ago

Lois, you are in my thoughts. Love you…