ForeverMissed
Viewing will be Thursday July 22nd, 2021:
Ridgelawn Funeral Home from 4PM-7PM
Rosary from 6:30pm to 7:00pm
4201 West Ridge Road
Gary, IN 46408
219-980-5555
Flowers can be sent here
www.ridgelawnfuneralhome.com

Funeral Mass will be on Friday  July 23,2021: 
St.John The Baptist Catholic Church from 10:00am-11:00am
1849 Lincoln Ave. Whiting, Indiana.
Father Bill Nordenbrock officiating 

Services will also be streamed online: 
The link for streaming is http://www.stjohnbap.org/ .  

Posted by Jackie Garcia on July 22, 2021
Dr. Galvan & Cynthia, please accept my sincere condolences. I will always remember grandma’s smile as she walked through the office. May she rest in heaven-Sending hugs during this difficult time❤️
Posted by Nora Wiergacz on July 20, 2021
Dearest Gloria, there are no words to describe how sad I have become due to your passing. There are sooo many wonderful memories of time with you, dear friend.  Please know you are in my heart. The only thing that soothes the pain is realizing you are in peace with our Lord and Mona and Pete.  
Posted by Elie Rudie on July 19, 2021
Thank you for being there for all us grandkids whenever we needed you. You were the most dedicated grandma. And a huge thank you for introducing me to pumpkin bread! Until I see you again. I love you.
Posted by Tiffany Maldonado on July 18, 2021
Since day one of my life you have been there. Every holiday, family vacations, birthdays, weekend visits, memories from childhood to my adulthood will always be cherished. You and George were the greatest best friends to my parents! We were lucky enough for all of you to be part of our lives and then later our children’s life! The Rico and Galvan family will always be family. May you fly high with the angels. You will always be held close to my heart!
Posted by Gwen Rudie on July 18, 2021
I will wear red always for you. No Thanksgiving dinner will ever taste good. I will cherish everything you wrote in your beautiful handwriting. I will hold all of them and so much more in my heart forever. Thank you. I love you.
Posted by Yvonne Wheeler on July 18, 2021
Thank you Grandma for creating an amazing son who has blessed us with his talent as a great surgeon. And for your legacy you leave behind in Cynthia and your grandchildren. I love how Cynthia always talked about all the wonderful things you did for all of them. We are all blessed to have known you and will meet up again one day. Fly high sweet Grandma and spread your smile in heaven.
Posted by Maria Lozano on July 17, 2021
Mrs Galvan, I have never met another Grandma more actively involved in the life of her grandchildren. I will see you in sports practice, birthday parties, school activities or just arranging something so Olivia and Andrea could hang out some time. You were always so kind, I remember an award ceremony at school, you were there for Olivia’s award and I missed the event, but you took the time to take pictures of Andrea and both girls together and sent them to me later. In every encounter you were always happy and would ask me about my parents well being. It was a pleasure meeting you and sharing some times together throughout the last 10 years.
Mr Galvan, I’m so sorry your partner in life left (as she said in body only) earlier than we would have wanted, you were very fortunate to enjoy the company of your wife for more than 50 years, our hearts go out to you and the family.
George, Cynthia thank You for sharing these difficult moments, Mrs Galvan will be truly missed, I hope the power of her memories will bring peace and strength to all, we send you hugs. 
Posted by Roxanna Bernard on July 17, 2021
Gloria and I met at an empty nesters meeting in Alamo Ranch about 6 years ago.
She had such a wonderful outlook on life.  She will be truly missed. She was a truly kind and sweet person. I know that Heaven has a new angel.
Posted by Sherry Fraser on July 16, 2021
Ms. Gloria was gracious, kind and lovely. The mutual love she and Mr. Galvan shared was instantly evident when you met them. She will be missed and we will remember that she lives on in the hearts of those who love her. 
George, Cynthia and family, we love you and are here for you always.
Ms. Gloria,… Go rest high on that mountain.
God welcomes you to His heaven and your reward. He says well done and welcome home.
With love and prayers ❤️
Posted by Alexis Oliva on July 16, 2021
Grandma “Shorty” Galvan,

The very first day I met you, you captured my heart. Although I got to only spend a short few days with you, I felt like I knew you al my life.

I’m so grateful that I got to hear all of your stories about how you grew up, raised your children and grandchildren and all the funny memories you had.

You will always be with us because you have left a little of your sparkle within each of us.
Posted by George Galvan on July 16, 2021
Mom,
You were my everything. It was an honor to be your son, and words can't express how much I respected and admired you. You have always been there for me and I will remember everything we shared together. You were the greatest mom ever and I will never forget all your sacrifices you made to make sure Gwen and I were taken care of. With all my love, Georgie
Posted by Cynthia Galvan on July 16, 2021
Grandma,
She was a great mother, mother in law but her favorite role was that of a Grandma. She loved and doted on her grandchildren. They were her world. We will always cherish her memory and love her forever until we meet again. You will be greatly missed!

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Posted by Jackie Garcia on July 22, 2021
Dr. Galvan & Cynthia, please accept my sincere condolences. I will always remember grandma’s smile as she walked through the office. May she rest in heaven-Sending hugs during this difficult time❤️
Posted by Nora Wiergacz on July 20, 2021
Dearest Gloria, there are no words to describe how sad I have become due to your passing. There are sooo many wonderful memories of time with you, dear friend.  Please know you are in my heart. The only thing that soothes the pain is realizing you are in peace with our Lord and Mona and Pete.  
Posted by Elie Rudie on July 19, 2021
Thank you for being there for all us grandkids whenever we needed you. You were the most dedicated grandma. And a huge thank you for introducing me to pumpkin bread! Until I see you again. I love you.
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Gloria, 
Gloria was born in Laredo, Texas then when she was about 3 years old, her family moved to Indiana. She went to East Chicago Washington High School. She married George Galvan in 1966 and had 2 children Gwen and George. She worked at St Catherine's Hospital then she switch over to Ancilla System, during this time she decided to get her Bachelor's degree and later transfer to Community Hospital where she retired there. 
She retired and moved to Texas in 2011 to help her son and daughter in law with the grandchildren. She was a doted grandmother and loved being involved with the children's activities.  They were her pride and joy Grandma loved shopping, playing Bonco and traveling and spending time with her family. Grandma left this world on 7/16/21 at 6:30pm surrounded by her family cheering her on. Until we meet again Grandma, We will always love you.
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Shared by Xochitl Galvan on July 18, 2021
Grama,
I miss you so much and can’t stop crying. I don’t understand why you are gone. Mom says that you needed your wings like a butterfly. I will keep you in my heart forever. I’ll take care of Daddy and Granpa.
Shared by George Galvan on July 18, 2021
This is for my beloved wife, Gloria Galvan. Mother of my children, grandmother of my grandchildren. I will miss you forever and this is not goodbye, we will be together again, just wait for me, I’ll be joining you, we will see each other again. I will be up there with you with all of our family, friends and everybody.  I will stay here and watch over the kids and the grandkids. I just miss you and love you forever.

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Shared by Cynthia Galvan on July 18, 2021
Grandma, 
I wish you were still here. You spoiled me and loved me so much. Thank you for baking my chocolate cake on my birthdays and special holidays. I will miss that the most. Thank you for the hugs and kisses you always gave me. Also, Thank you for buying me an IPAD against my parents wishes. I will always love you and remember you so much!! Drake Galvan