Born: December 20, 1957 - Deceased: November 26, 2021
Msgt. Julio E. Galan, 63, of Fairview Heights, IL, born Friday, December 20, 1957, in Bronx, NY, passed away Friday, November 26, 2021; at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, MO.
Julio was an Air Force Flight Medic for 27 years, while serving in the Vietnam era and Desert Storm wars. He was a member of Faith Family Church in Shiloh IL; Past Master of East Lodge #504 AF & AM; Scottish Rite Bodies; Past Sovereign Prince; Ainad Shrine; Directors Staff; York Rite Bodies; Air Force Sgt’s Association, and the American Legion in Collinsville.
He was preceded in death by his:
Surviving are his:
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital, or East Lodge #504.
Visitation: Visitation from 4:00 – 8:00 pm, Friday, December 3, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL with a Masonic Service at 7 pm.
Funeral: Funeral Service will be held at 7:30 pm, Friday, December 3, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Pastor Corey Haghighi officiating. Private interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.
Viewing: Live streaming can be viewed at www.facebook.com/KurrusFH at 7:30 pm.
My deepest sympathy and prayers of comfort to the family.
Last Friday my dear Brother Julio Galan took that step that has no return that someday…… we will do. He indeed earned his wings to become part of our Heavenly Father’s Angels. Julio was my youngest sister Debbie’s Husband, friend and partner in many adventures. Together they raised a beautiful family of 3 boys and a girl. He also was the grandpa of a younger treasure of a kid. Even with his hand full with all the challenges of a growing family. he also succeeded in his career in the US Air Force Retiring as a Master Sgt. Julio was my Fraternity Brother as a Mason. He was elected to be The Master of His Lodge once. A distinguished Shriner, a member of the York and Scottish Rites. But above all Things a very Honest, Sincere, Decent and very Moral and Spiritual human being caring for his family, relatives and others. Always Praising and giving Thanks to our Lord, for all his Gift and Blessings. I will forever remember him for his kindness. politeness and for him caring of my baby sister Debbie with so much Love. “Alas my Brother.”
To the Galan Family My deepest sympathy
Julio was a wonderful person and friend. He and I flew together at Scott AFB during the 1980’s. RIP my brother, my friend.
Julio and I flew together at Scott AFB in the early to mid 1980’s. He was a great friend and a proud Air Force member. RIP my friend.
My little brother may you rest in peace you are now with mom and dad your brothers and sisters in heaven and the rest of the family I will miss your phone calls every night till we meet again in heaven I didn’t expect your passing so soon I will surely going to miss you
Tio, we will miss you dearly but this is not, by any means, a goodbye but a see you soon because we will indeed be reunited someday in heaven. That is God’s promise we believe in. Our prayers, thoughts and love we send to titi Debbie and all the family.
Julio you were my friend and mentor in so many ways. I will miss the talks and insight you always had For 27 years you and Debbie were my rock. Now you will have the best coffee and I k ow you will be watching over so many of us. Deb is is your best friend and Teena and I will check on her. I will always remember beati g you guys at cards haha. I love and miss you already