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James E. "Jim" Galigher
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Obituary for James E. "Jim" Galigher

James E. “Jim” Galigher, age 71, of New Philadelphia, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Aultman Hospital, Canton

Born January 1, 1946, in Zanesville, he was a son of the late Edward and Ann Miley Galigher. Jim graduated from Conotton Valley High School and went on to earn his bachelor’s and masters’s degrees from Kent State University. He was an educator with a career that spanned 38 years, having taught at Conotton Valley and Indian Valley North High Schools and Buckeye Career Center - where he was an auto body instructor.

Jim greatly enjoyed being a grandfather and loved annual family summer vacations at Myrtle Beach. He also loved automobiles and car shows, and was often a car show judge. Jim served as a committee member for the Conotton Creek Trail.

He is survived by his loving wife, Janet L. Owens Galigher, whom he married on December 21, 1968; his sons, Kevin (Macie) Galigher of Dover, and Aaron (Summer) Galigher of New Philadelphia; his grandchildren, Keton, Kyle, Kason, Zach and Kilee; his sister, Tina (Tom) Wallick of New Philadelphia; his brothers, Greg (Jane) Galigher of Surfside Beach, South Carolina, and Todd (Beth) Galigher of Scio; and his nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call at the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory, Dover, on Tuesday, May 16, 5- 8 p.m. A private service will be held Wednesday, May 17. To sign an online guestbook and share a fond memory of Jim, please visit the obituaries link on the funeral home’s website.

The family suggests that, instead of flowers, contributions in Jim’s memory be made to Conotton Creek Trail, 90157 Kilgore Rd., Scio, Ohio 43988, or, to Ruslin Hills Church, 5839 Ruslin Hills Rd., Dover, Ohio 44622.

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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Toland-Herzig Funeral Homes - Dover

803 N. Wooster Avenue
Dover, OH 44622

A private funeral service will be held.

Memorial Contribution

Conotton Creek Trail

90157 Kilgore Rd.
Scio, Ohio 43988

Ruslin Hills Church

5839Ruslin Hills Rd. N.W.
Dover, OH 44622

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