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Duane R. Galbreath

April 19, 1969 — February 16, 2017

Duane R. Galbreath       “loving brother and uncle”

OLEAN---Duane R. Galbreath, 47, of Olean, passed away with his loving family by his side on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at the Olean General Hospital ICU.

Born on April 19, 1969 in Glens Falls, he was a son of Arthur D. Galbreath Jr. and Patricia Lamb Stives, who raised him. 

Duane was a graduate of Bolivar High School in Bolivar and a graduate of the BOCES program in culinary studies.

He enjoyed bowling, golf, fishing, talking on the phone, visiting with friends and family, going to yard sales and “wheeling and dealing”.

Duane will be greatly missed.

Surviving are two sisters, Constance S. “Connie” Pangburn of Richburg and Tonya L. (James) Cushman of Cuba; three nieces, Kristina M. Pangburn, Tosha S. (Robert) Long, and Brittany A. (Robbert Otto) Pangburn; two grandnephews, Anthony and Robert; and two grandnieces, Korryn and Gabriella.

In addition to his parents, Duane was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Jefferey A. Pangburn.

In keeping with Duane’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Medical Loan Closet, 920 N. 4th Street, Olean, NY 14760.

Duane’s family has entrusted his care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.

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