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Michael James

July 4, 1952 – January 29, 2020

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Obituary for Michael James Gallagher

Michael J. Gallagher, DDS, of Horsham Twp., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Doylestown Hospital with family at his side. He was 67 years of age.

Michael was the loving companion and best friend of Delores McDyre.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Mary and Dr. James M. Gallagher.

Michael attended La Salle College High School, La Salle University, and Temple University, where he attained his Doctorate in Dental Surgery. In 1979, Michael started his own dental practice in Warrington, PA which he successfully managed and grew for 40 years.

In his free time, Michael enjoyed life to the absolute fullest. Michael and Delores loved to travel, attend sporting events, but more than anything he loved spending time with his family. He was also an avid golfer and enjoyed playing 18 holes with his good friends at Old York Road Country Club. In addition, Michael loved the outdoors, especially when he was fishing and hunting at Mink Pond Club in Bushkill, PA.

In addition to Delores, Michael is survived by his two sons, Shawn Gallagher (Kelly) and Bryan Gallagher; 11 grandchildren, Liam, Madelyn, Colin, Montess, Liam, Grace, Ella, Ireland, Jackson, Sophia, Angelica; two sisters, Cathy Marri (Peter), Mary Beth Creveling, a brother-in-law, Joe McMenamin; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, Michael is preceded in death by a sister, Celia McMenamin and a brother-in-law, Jeff Creveling.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 12:00 PM at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 856 Euclid Ave., Warrington, PA. Family will receive friends from 10:00-12:00 PM prior to the Mass. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Michael’s name may be made to:
La Salle Academy, 1434 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122.


When Friday February 7, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
St. Robert Bellarmine Church
856 Euclid Avenue
Warrington, PA 18976

Service Information

Friday February 7, 2020 12:00pm
St. Robert Bellarmine Church
856 Euclid Avenue
Warrington, PA 18976

Interment Information

Private at the convenience of the family
Warrington, PA