Charlotte Jean Montgomery Galvin May 20, 2022 Charlotte Jean Montgomery Galvin, age 96, went home to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, peacefully on May 20, 2022 with her family lovingly by her side. Born and raised in Syracuse, Jean graduated from Central High School with honors. Following high school, Jean worked at Lincoln Bank in downtown Syracuse, making many lifelong friends. Not long after beginning work in the mailroom, Jean was sent to business school by the bank and promoted to be the secretary to the vice-president of the bank. Jean married Capt. John W. Galvin, USAF, in 1956, and they had 3 children. A proud military wife, Jean and the family lived at Otis AFB, Cape Cod, MA and Luke AFB, Phoenix, AZ, before John retired in Syracuse. A faithful attender of the Syracuse C&MA Church for 55 years, Jean served many years as Sunday School treasurer, participated in bible studies and volunteered in other capacities. A devoted stay-at-home mom, Jean was always active in the PTO at her children’s schools, and faithfully attended every sporting event, band concert, and activity her children were involved in. Jean enjoyed traveling (especially to Niagara Falls and Old Forge), going out to eat with friends at Denny’s, the NY State Fair, Heid’s, reading, and doing Sudoku puzzles. She was a lifelong avid fan of all SU sports, Corcoran High School sports, and had season tickets to the Syracuse Chiefs games for many years. However, her favorite thing to do was spend time with family and friends. She adored her 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Jean is predeceased by her husband of 25 years, Capt. John W. Galvin; parents, Rev. Dr. William and Hannah Montgomery; and brothers, John and Rev. William Montgomery. Jean is survived by her 3 children: daughter Shaun Galvin Standford (Richard); son, John W. Galvin Jr. (Patricia); son, Daniel P. Galvin (Lisa); and step-daughter, Patricia Galvin; 11 grandchildren: Lucas, Nicholas, Benjamin (Jordan), Daniel and Patrick (Jenna) Standford; Rebecca (Corwin) Coburn, Laura (Richard) Radimer, Suzanna (Trevor) Marsh; Daniel, Michael and Aiko Galvin; 3 great-granddaughters: Charlotte Coburn, and Emrie and Nova Marsh; 3 step-grandsons, Michael, Mark, and Matthew Foster; and several much loved nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours as per Jean’s wishes, and a private committal service will be held later this summer. A special thank you to Robin Plumly, for helping to care for Jean so faithfully for over 3 years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean’s memory to Kindred at Home; Hospice of CNY; the Syracuse Alliance Church; or the Syracuse Rescue Mission.
Published by Syracuse Post Standard from May 27 to May 29, 2022.