Statement from Gallegos Corporation and Gallegos family
August 19, 2010
Here’s the Thursday statement issued by the Gallegos Corporation and Gerald Gallegos’ family:
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Gerald Gallegos, founder of The Gallegos Corporation, great community philanthropist and friend to many in the Vail Valley. Gerald passed away late last night of health complications. Right up to the end of his life, Gerald was involved in the day-to-day operations of his company, mentor to his employees and active supporter of numerous charities. Gerald was proud of his company and especially of the employees, who Gerald often said were the backbone, and greatest asset, of the company.
Gerald will be greatly missed but his vision, strength, spirit and belief in his company and the causes he supported will continue to be with us. Over the years Gerald made many contributions, and was very involved with the youth in Eagle County – supporting The Youth Foundation, Vail Valley Foundation, El Pomar Foundation, Roundup River Ranch to name a few. There were very few times Gerald would turn down a request for funding children – whether sending someone to a wrestling tournament or donating to Little League.
Gerald made an indelible mark on the community, and there are very few locals who won’t be able to remember Gerald without a smile on his face, or making a generous donation.
Memorial arrangements will be announced as they are finalized.
From Gerald’s family and from the Gallegos family we thank you for your love, support and dedication to Gerald and our company.
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