Galey, Duane A., Sr.

Duane A. Galey, Sr., age 66, of Wilmington, DE passed away with loved ones by his side on Saturday, May 20, 2023.

He was born in Salem, New Jersey and is the son of Barbara A. (nee: Hoover) and the late Gordon D. Galey. Duane was raised in Carney’s Point, New Jersey and graduated from Penns Grove High School in 1975.

He worked for 25 years for Pathmark on Dupont Hwy, New Castle as a butcher’s assistant preparing cut meats and seafood. After Pathmark closed, Duane work for Acme Markets, Price’s Corner part-time, also in the meat department. He had to retire because of his hard-fought battle with cancer.

He enjoyed hunting, fish, NASCAR and was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys, win or lose.

Along with his mother, Duane is survived by his wife of 23 years, Sandra L. (Lassiter) Galey; 2 children, Duane A. Galey, Jr. and Donna M. Craven and her husband Dave, Sr.; a step-son, Jim H. Lassiter and his companion Mary Toy; 3 grandchildren, Dominic, Lisa and David, Jr.; 3 siblings, Daniel K. Galey, Sr. and his wife Nancy, Donald W. Galey and his wife Trisha and Sherri L. Layton and her husband James; many nieces and nephew and of course his dog, Abby.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, May 25 from 10-11 am at McCrery & Harra Funeral Homes, 3710 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, where a funeral service will follow at 11 am. Burial will then be at Silverbrook Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donation be made to American Cancer Society PO Box 669, New Castle, DE 19720 or online at

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