Robert Galvin

Robert Edward Samuel Galvin, 87, of Frankfort, passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at Clinton House in Frankfort.  He was born in Cook County, Illinois on November 11, 1933 to John Edward “Pete” and Lillian Bell (Irvin) Galvin.  He married Joyce A. Abbott on May 5, 1964; she preceded him in death on December 2, 2020.

Bob attended Colfax Schools.  He worked as a carman and welder for Monon, L&N and CSX Railroad.  He was also a part-time bartender at Midway during the 1960’s.  He was a member of Woodside Christian Church and enjoyed spending time tinkering on cars and woodworking in his garage, also known as his man cave.  Other interests included camping, Jeff Gordon, IU Basketball, and watching the Golden State Warriors late at night.  Above all, his greatest love was his immediate and extended family.

Bob is survived by his sons, Cameron Stratton (wife Marcia) of Frankfort and Jeff Galvin (wife Lori) of Russiaville; daughters, Robin Brantner and Kimberly Baker (husband Brian), both of Frankfort; brother, Roy Galvin of Frankfort; 14 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Joyce, he is preceded in death by his parents; children, Sam Galvin and Donna Sue Galvin; brothers, William Galvin and Dick Galvin; step-brother, Steve Thomas; and sisters, Donna Galvin, Roberta Galvin, and Mary Carter.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at Genda Funeral Home in Frankfort.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 6 at the funeral home with Pastor Phil Holdman officiating.  The service will be live-streamed and may be viewed at  Entombment will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery in Frankfort.

Memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s honor to Woodside Christian Church, 1359 W. Barner St., Frankfort, IN  46041.

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  1. Bob was a great man….he was a long time family friend….Bob will be sadly missed….fly high Bob fly high….

  2. So sorry. We always enjoyed talking with him in years past. God bless the family.

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