December 31, 1939 - March 8, 2019
Thomas Gary Ganley, age 79, a resident of Port Sanilac, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility. He was born December 31, 1939 in Lexington, son of the late Charles and Abigail (Wagner) Ganley. Tom married Eleanor “Annie” Hulverson on October 31, 1959 in Ithaca. Tom was a Veteran of the United States Air Force. He and his wife Annie moved to Port Sanilac in 1960. He worked as the Harbor Master, mowed lawns, and drove school bus. He also worked at Yale Rubber for about 13 years until May of 1973 when he took over the gas station at the four corners in Port Sanilac. In 1989, he built his own service garage and, together with son Paul, operated it until his retirement. Tom was the happiest when his family was around, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed going to the casino, and watching Wheel of Fortune or a good western. In his later years, he enjoyed morning coffee at Mary’s Diner with the guys, especially friends Ken Wimmer and Ron Matthews. At dinner time you could always find Tom at the Blue Water Inn. He made many friends over the years, and will be greatly missed by them all. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Eleanor “Annie”; 2 sons, James (Theresa) of Port Sanilac, and Charley (Rachel) Of Croswell; daughter, Alison (Joe) Rickett of Port Sanilac; 14 grandchildren, Matt, Paul, Chris, Tim, Melissa, Tommy, Brandon, Megan, Zack, Bianca, Abbie, Dan, Adam, and Madalyn; 9 great grandchildren, Tori, Aubrey, Clayton, Miah, Addyson, Jake, Wynter, Jaxson, and Piper; brother, Jim Ganley of Marysville, sister, Abbie Newhouse of Brighton; brothers-in-law Ralph and Gary Hulverson, sisters-in-law, Carol Ganley and Sue Hulverson, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Paul, brothers, Gene, Fr. Charles, Frank, and Bob Ganley, sister, Julie, and daughter-in-law, Mary Ganley. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Blue Water Inn, Port Sanilac, from 1-5 PM, with a brief service at 2 PM. Memorials may be made to the Port Sanilac Volunteer Fire Department.
Thomas Gary Ganley, age 79, a resident of Port Sanilac, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019 at Sanilac Medical Care Facility. He was born December 31, 1939 in Lexington, son of the late Charles and Abigail (Wagner) Ganley. Tom married Eleanor... View Obituary & Service Information
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