James (Scottie) Galloway

James (Scottie) Galloway age 83 of Wilmington Delaware passed away peacefully after a brief illness surrounded by his family on Thursday, May 25, 2017.

Born in Kilmarknock, Scotland on June 18, 1933, James was a retired painter who owned and operated Scottie and Sons Painting and Paperhanging for many years. Immigrating to the United States in 1965, James was a member of the Wilmington Bagpipe Band. He was also a lifetime homing pigeon fancier participating in both the Wilmington and Newark Racing Pigeon clubs. James enjoyed painting recreationally, specializing in wild birds and nature. James’s beloved Jack Russel Terrier, Murphy, was always by his side.

James will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 58 years, Nancy and his children, Jim (Teresa), Robert (Paula), Mark (Tara), Stuart (Connie). James will also fondly be remembered by his grandchildren, James, Ian, Katie, Patrick, Anah, Paul, Bonnie, Tom, Colleen, and Duncan. James is survived by his sisters, Cathy (William) and Margaret (James) and his brother Edward (Barbara).

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington on Friday, June 2 at 11 AM. Visitation for family and friends will take place from 10 AM to 11 AM prior to Mass.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Heartland Hospice, 256 Chapman Rd Ste 102, Newark, DE 19702 or Griswold Home Healthcare, 5145 W. Woodmill Dr Ste 22, Wilmington, DE 19808.


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Submitted by Anita Zeccola on
We send our sympathy to the Galloway family. Scottie did painting and wall papering for us years ago. Always to perfection. Some were challenging situations. He was excellent in his profession . I loved his "accent". May his soul rest in peace. Anita and Larry Zeccola

Submitted by Rebecca on
I am sorry for your loss. May you find Strength from the love and care that surrounds you and comfort in the memories that you shared. Please accept my sincere condolences. 2 Thessalonians 2:16 ,17