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  • Memorial service information

    Written Nov 19, 2012 11:03am


    January 27, 1973 – November 17, 2012 

    Scott Gallaway, age 39, passed away in Bowling Green, Ohio after a lengthy struggle against cancer.  He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Nachbar Gallaway, his daughter Etta (11), his father Alan, sister Jennifer, and brother Jonathan. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marilyn (Hartung) Gallaway. 

    Scott grew up in Mansfield, Ohio, and graduated from St. Peter’s Schools in 1991.  He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from BGSU in 1995, and from Wichita State University with a Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in 2000.  Scott was an accomplished writer and prize-winning poet, and was published in literary journals across the U.S.  He was a dedicated instructor of writing composition at BGSU for 12 years. 

    Scott will be remembered for his remarkable talent with words and for his clever story telling. No one who knew him will forget his passion for the obscure, his weakness for circus peanuts, and his love of poetry. More than anything he was an extraordinary father and husband.

    A celebration of Scott’s life will be held on Saturday, November 24th at Simpson Garden Park, 1291 Conneaut Ave. in Bowling Green, Ohio. The family will begin receiving friends at 3:00. The service will be held at 4:00, and a reception will follow.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Foundation, 1291 Conneaut Ave., Bowling Green, Ohio for the purpose of creating a memorial at Wintergarten Park in Scott’s name. Memorial contributions may also be made to PSC Partners Seeking A Cure http://www.pscpartners.org/waystodonate.


  • Written Nov 17, 2012 5:42pm

    Scott passed away peacefully early this morning. Although we are filled with sadness, we are relieved that his suffering is finally over. 

    We are beginning to make arrangements for a memorial service and will update you with the details as soon as they are finalized. 
  • Final Days

    Written Nov 14, 2012 4:37pm

    After having three weeks of time together at home, Scott was readmitted into the care center last week with the hope that his medications could be altered to manage his symptoms and help make him more comfortable. Since that time, he is definitely more comfortable but is declining quickly. His doctor feels that he most likely has days left.  Although he has been very tired and weak, he has had moments of clarity when we have been able to let him know that we are all here and that we love him. We are thankful for the wonderful care Scott has received at the center. 

    Etta and I continue to be so touched by all of the kindness shown by everyone. Please know that it has meant so much to us and we thank you. 


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