Patricia Ann Galloway
February 17, 1942 – September 26, 2018
Pat was born at Polyclinic Hospital in New York City, the daughter of Russell Reeder Galloway and Catherine Ann (Bergherm) Galloway. Her father was a building-material executive and Pat’s love of travel was born of the experience of moving almost annually for all of her childhood. Her brother Bruce of Charlottesville, Virginia, was born two years later and the pair shared a life-long bond. Her cousin Lynne (Bergherm) Tyler of San Rafael, California, was an early and constant friend with whom Pat connected deeply again late in life as she assisted in caring for Lynne’s mother, Helen (who lived near Pat), in her later years.
In 1960, Pat graduated from Burlingame High School in Burlingame, California, and she retained friends from that period, as one of her greatest gifts was an embracing and unwavering friendship.
Pat attended the University of Oregon for two years and took a year out to travel in Europe, living on the Left Bank of Paris with her cousin Helen Elise Galloway, who currently resides in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Her cooking skills were refined in France and she is remembered as an exceptional cook, one of the first to follow Julia Child in exploring French cuisine. On her return to the United States, she finished her education, graduating from Penn State. Her first job was as a fashion writer for John Wanamaker’s Department Store in Philadelphia – a perfect fit for a woman known all her life for her style and elegance. She worked in Philadelphia for a variety of advertising agencies until 1978, when she moved to Orlando, Florida. During her career in advertising she specialized in real estate and travel, representing hotels internationally, including the Bahamas, Amsterdam, the Greenbriar, the Plaza in New York, the Breakers in Palm Beach and many more.
In Orlando, Pat was the creative director and partner in an ad agency until her retirement in 2007. Many of her best friends date from that period and they remember her wit, generous spirit and sense of fun and adventure.
In retirement Pat remained active in using her copywriting and advertising skills doing freelance work as well as serving for several years on the board of the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center.
Pat was married and divorced from Raymond Juvera and is survived by her three devoted stepsons, Anthony, Justin and Phillip. Subsequent to her divorce she met Phillip McCall, an alumnus of Penn State who had attended at the same time as Pat. Their close and important relationship continued until the end of Pat’s life.
Pat had an interest in breeding and showing dogs – Great Danes, Standard Poodles, Irish Wolfhounds and Cairn Terriers – and also bred thoroughbred mares. She sold two foals at the Lexington auction. Her final dog, Amala, a Hungarian Kuvasz, now living with her original owner, Donna Craig, was in many ways the love of her life,.
There will be no formal funeral ceremony but in keeping with Pat’s exuberant spirit a celebration of her life will be held to gather many of her countless friends at a later date to remember a life filled with joy adventure and love.
The Hospice of the Comforter saw Pat through the last week of her life with unstinting service and grace.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the college education fund for her new grandson Eli. Checks can be made payable to Elijah Vaughn Juvera and sent care of Justin Juvera, 3454 S. Eagle Street, Unit 202, Aurora, CO 80014.