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John S. "Stan" Galehouse Jr.

July 22, 1936 ~ December 20, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

John S. "Stan" Galehouse Jr. Obituary

DOYLESTOWN – John S. “Stan” Galehouse Jr., age 87, passed away December 20, 2023 at home surrounded by family.

Born on July 22, 1936 in Barberton, OH to the late John S. Sr. and Olive I. (Bowers) Galehouse, he was a graduate of Doylestown High School and obtained a bachelor’s degree from the College of Wooster.  After graduation Stan spent four years in the Marine Corps., achieving the rank of captain. A resident of Doylestown since 1951, previously of Marshallville, Stan was founder and owner of Galehouse Lumber and Galehouse Construction Companies until his retirement in 1995. He was a member of Wadsworth Lodge #285 F&AM and the 32nd degree, Scottish Rite., founder and past president of the Wayne County Homebuilders Association and past president of the Homebuilders Association of Summit and Portage Counties.  

Stan had many interests in his life, but just two passions: family/friends and woodworking.  He and his wife Barb were constant companions for more than 60 years. Their genuine acts of love and devotion were evident everyday through the gestures and looks that passed between them.  With his core group of lifelong friends he was able to share many adventures.  Having his family gathered at home or at the lake brought Stan his greatest joy and peace. His retirement years were spent in his beloved workshop crafting beautiful furniture and countless other creations for his family and friends. His legacy will live on through these pieces for generations to come. Stan also enjoyed golfing, playing tennis, all different kinds of puzzles, spending time at the family cottage on the lake, and most of all being with his family.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Barbara; his children, Beth (Michael) O’Hara of Doylestown, Jill (Peter) Dole of Columbus, Jane (Benny) Karaulic of Dacula, GA, John (Kathi) Galehouse of Doylestown; 14 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; brother, Don E. (Ann) Galehouse of Doylestown; sister, Ann (Dr. John “Jack”) Sweeney of Mt. Gilead, OH; many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

A celebration of Stan's life will be held on Saturday, February 10th, 2024 at 5 p.m. at Tozzi's on 12th, 4210 12th St. NW, Canton, OH 44708.  A private service with inurnment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery was held by the family. Memorials in memory of Stan may be made to the or  Online obituary and guest registry are available at

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Celebration of Life
February 10, 2024

5:00 PM
Tozzi's on 12th
4210 12th St. NW
Canton, OH 44708


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