Richard (Dick) Galanti
Richard (Dick) Galanti was born April 21st 1927 and passed away on August 4th 2014 at the age of 87. He was born to Matilda and Behor (Bill) Galanti from Seattle, Wa. He was preceded in death by his wife Jeannette and siblings Katherine Akrish and Albert Galanti. He is survived by sisters Mary Franklin from Chicago and Sali August from Seattle. He will be missed by his loving children Michael (Sheilah) Galanti from Englewood NJ, Michele (Nick) Keller and Cindy Abramowitz (Bob) from Mercer Island and Debbie Galanti of Seattle. He will also be missed by his grandchildren, Norman (Ayelet) Galanti, Yoseph (Regine) Galanti, Yaffa (Ari) Ash all of New York, Bradley and Carly Burns, Brittany Abramowitz, Caitlin, Michael and Courtney Keller all of Mercer Island, and Adam, Adina and Ilana Polack of Seattle, and his great-grandchildren Matan, Jonah, David, Sarah, and Emma Galanti and JD Ash all of New York. He attended Garfield High school and was in the Navy during World War II. He was born Zadick called "Zado" by his friends. When he was 18 he legally changed his name to Richard. He married the love of his life Jeannette Eskenazi in 1952. They enjoyed 46 blissful years of marriage. They loved to travel and had many lifelong friends. He was very active in his Synagogue, Ezra Bessaroth. He attended weekly services with his childhood friends and sang in the Choir on the holidays. He volunteered at the Kline Galland Home every week for 25 years. He opened Shorewood Foods, a small grocery store on Mercer Island, in the early 1950's with Sol Israel. Shortly after, they opened Pine Street Foods in downtown Seattle. Despite working seven days a week, he had a passion for entertaining at his home. His love for gardening and swimming made his backyard a gathering spot for friends and family. He had a zest for life and will be remembered for always having a smile on his face and a kind word to say. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kline Galland Home or a charity of your choice.