James  Galletta

James John Galletta

1947 - 2019

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Obituary of James John Galletta

James John Galletta, 72, of Amsterdam, NY, has gone to his eternal rest on Monday, July 8th, 2019. 

Born on June 1st, 1947 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Peter and Irene (Bonacum) Galletta. James graduated from Brentwood High School in Long Island, N.Y., Class of 1965. A true hero, James bravely enlisted into the United States Navy in September of 1965 and proudly defended our country during the Vietnam War. He received his honorable discharge in September of 1971. On May 22nd, 1993 he married Christa Huppelsberg.

James had a wide variety of interests and hobbies that ranged from his love of fishing, camping, and gardening, to playing chess; but there was nothing he loved more than being in the company of his family. He was an amazing storyteller and jokester, who was outgoing, loving, and caring. He will be deeply missed, and his legacy cherished by his family and close friends.

James is survived by his loving wife Christa; his children; Jason James (Jennifer) Galletta, Melissa (Thomas) Magby, Diana (Jorge Palacios) Olsey, Amanda (Andrew) Arndt, Jessica (Seth) Cox, William (Marchetta) Sponaas, Michelle Sponaas, and Jason Scott (Katherine) Sponaas; his sisters, Carolyn Salzwedel, Theresa (Herb) Hunt, Irene Rodriguez, Mary (Eric) Hall, and Kathleen (Joseph) Scotto; his brother, David (Laura) Galletta; 25 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. Many more loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends also survive. James is predeceased by his parents, Peter and Irene Galletta, his sister Marian Mahr; and three brothers, Peter, Stephen, and Charlie Galletta. 

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 12th, 2019 at 10am at Betz, Rossi, & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, NY. The family will receive visitors from 9am to 10am at the funeral home prior to the service. Interment will immediately follow at Gerald  B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Rd., Schuylerville, NY 12871 With Military Honors. Those wishing to express their condolences to the family, or light a virtual candle in memory of James are invited to visit our online Memorial at www.brbsfuneral.com. 

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Friday
12
July

Visitation

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday, July 12, 2019
Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home
171 Guy Park Ave
Amsterdam, New York, United States
(518)843-1920
Friday
12
July

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Friday, July 12, 2019
Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home
171 Guy Park Ave
Amsterdam, New York, United States
(518)843-1920
Friday
12
July

Interment

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Friday, July 12, 2019
Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Rd.
Schuylerville, NY 12871, New York, United States
518-581-9128

Military Honors

A special military honors ceremony will take place at the cemetery to commemorate Mr. Galletta's brave service to our country.