ELDRED — Leslie “Les” Duane Gallup, 62 of Eldred, passed away on Tuesday (May 16, 2023) after a lengthy illness.
Born in Olean, N.Y., on Sept. 4, 1960, he was the son of Arvilla Griswold Gallup and Emery Gallup.
Les was a graduate of Smethport High School class of 1978. He worked several jobs including, helping mow lawns at St. Elizabeth Cemetery as a young adult, New Bethlehem Burial Service and lastly, International Waxes Inc. for approximately 19 years.
Les enjoyed people. He was the life of the party, always there with a joke or funny response. Les loved spending time with his family, he loved his brothers and sister. He enjoyed keeping up on the latest with his children, nieces, nephews and friends on Facebook.
Les enjoyed going to football games, baseball games, family hunting adventures with his brothers, listening to music, going for rides in his truck, breakfast with his sister “Lordy,” googling mechanics to be part of a repair team with his dad, spending time with friends, watching the Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs play, UFC fighting, Aunt Cherrie’s cookies and spending time with his cat Bub, who has been a loyal therapy cat this past year. Les will always be remembered for his beautiful smile and contagious laugh.
Left to carry on are his wife of 32 years, Melissa (Mullen) Gallup, his children, Alison Gallup, David (Ashley) Gallup, and Whitney Gallup; five grandchildren, Trenton Gallup, Braidyn Brown, Colby Blauser, Landen Blauser, and Jayce Schermerhorn; and several nieces and nephews.
He was a loving brother to Jonathan Gallup of Shinglehouse; Emery Jr. (Nina) Gallup, of Bel Air, Md.; Gerald (Laurie) Gallup of Fort Mill, S.C., Shane (Annette) Gallup of Denver, N.C., Greg (Cristina) Gallup of Rochester, Minn., Lori Bolles of Mount Jewett, and devoted friend of Mark McNeil and Paul Bishop.
He was preceded in death by a very close family member, William Taylor.
Visitation will be held at Frame Funeral Home, Eldred, on Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 2 to 4 p.m. followed by a memorial service with Bishop Brian Spencer, from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com
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