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Galen A. Stalker

PLAISTOW, NH: Galen A. Stalker, 95, passed away December 24, 2016 at Lawrence General Hospital.

Born in his home on Sweet Hill Road in Haverhill on August 9, 1921, Galen was the son of the late William D. and Annie C. Stalker.

Galen graduated from Haverhill High School, Class of 1939. In 1943 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman First Class serving onboard the USS Barnett during WWll where he participated in the historic invasion of Okinawa. Honorably discharged in 1945, he became a member of the Carl G. Davis Post #34 of the American Legion in Plaistow, NH. Following his discharge he was employed as a Brakeman by the Boston & Maine Railroad until his retirement.

Galen was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and will be sadly missed by his daughter, Gail J. Lewis and her husband Steven W. Lewis of Atkinson, NH; daughter-in-law, Sandra Carriker and her husband Russell; grandchildren, Kelly Scott and her husband Severin, Susan Dunn, Jason Lewis and his wife Katherine, Garrick Lewis and his wife Jessica; beloved great grandchildren, Chase and Lillyanna Dunn, Keiran and Callum Scott, Savannah and Jackson Lewis and Tristan Lewis, as well as, several nieces and nephews. Galen was predeceased by his wife Marian Herrick Stalker and his second wife Ann Roback Stalker, his beloved son, Bruce R. Stalker, brothers, Argyle and Gilbert Stalker, sisters, Muriel Keezer, Margaret Devine and Jean Hyde.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours on
Tuesday, December 27th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main Street, Haverhill. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 28th, at 10:00 a.m., at First Baptist Church, Plaistow, NH. Interment will be held in the spring at Hills Farm Cemetery, Hudson, NH.

Donations in Galen’s name may be made to First Baptist Church, 122 Main Street, Plaistow, NH 03865, or Special Operations Warrior Foundation, P.O. Box 89367, Tampa, FL 33689, e-mail

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