John F. Galloway, O.S.A.

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1914 – 1970 (January 15)

John Francis Galloway was born July 7, 1914 in Dumbarton, Scotland, to James Galloway and Mary Burgess, and was baptized there on July 19, 1914 at St. Patrick’s Church. He received his elementary education at St. Patrick School, before the family immigrated to the United States, after which he continued his education at Saint Francis de Sales School, Denver, Colorado, and St. Thomas Aquinas School, Bronx, New York. He attended Saint Nicholas of Tolentine High School, Bronx, for three years, then transferred as postulant to Augustinian Academy, Staten Island, which granted him his high school diploma in 1932. John was received into the novitiate on September 9, 1932. He professed simple vows on September 11, 1933 and solemn vows on September 11, 1936. He earned a B. A. in Philosophy from Villanova College, Villanova, Pa., in 1937, and then pursued theological studies at Augustinian College, Washington, D. C. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 10, 1940. He earned an M. A. in Education from Villanova College in 1955, and did additional studies at the Catholic University of America, Washington, and at Chicago Technical College, Chicago, Illinois.

Father Galloway taught at Saint Rita High School, Chicago, from 1941 to 1954. He was named principal of Austin Catholic High School, Detroit, Michigan, in 1954, and principal of Augustinian Academy, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1965.

Forced by ill health to resign from his position at Augustinian Academy, he was assigned to Saint Monica Monastery, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, for a short time before being assigned to Saint Rita Parish, Chicago. It was at St. Rita that he died of a heart attack on January 15, 1970 at the age of 55.

He was buried in the Augustinian plot at Calvary Cemetery, West Conshohocken, Pa.