Janet Galanty
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Janet Galanty

GALANTY: Janet Galanty passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023, at home in O’Hara Township surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Galanty was born to Levi and Tabitha Swab and raised in O’Hara Township. She graduated from Aspinwall High School in 1957 and went on to study business. She worked as a Bell telephone operator before meeting Sharpsburg merchant Sanford Galanty on a blind date; they were married from 1962 until his death in 2020, and theirs was a devoted partnership dedicated to family, friends, travel and Mr. Galanty’s hardware and carpeting businesses. Mrs. Galanty spent time as a Girl Scout leader and volunteered with her children, Harry and Jill, for many years at the Harmarville Rehabilitation Center, where she worked in the Yellow Ribbon gift shop as well. Mrs. Galanty was also a member of Hadassah. In addition, Mrs. Galanty enjoyed gardening, puzzles and games, and vacationing with her family. She was also a lover of animals, housing an array of dogs and cats and taking care of senior dogs later in her life. Mrs. Galanty is survived by daughter Jill (William) Gallagher; grandchildren Liam and Taryn Gallagher, and Samantha and Ben Belanger; daughter-in-law Elizabeth Belanger; brother Raymond Swab; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by husband Sanford, sons Harry and Stephen, and brother Wayne. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Ave., Shadyside, on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, at 11 a.m. Visitation one hour prior to service (10-11 a.m.) Interment B’Nai Israel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh (humaneanimalrescue.org/donate/) and the Pancreatic Cancer Society (donate.cancer.org). schugar.com PJC

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