In Memory of




Obituary for Robert L. Galvin

April 8, 1947 – October 23, 2022
Cornwall, NY

Robert L. Galvin, of Cornwall, NY entered into eternal rest on October 23, 2022 at his home. He was 75 years old.

The son of the late Robert J. Galvin and Mary R. (Pellington) Galvin, Robert was born on April 8, 1947 in New York City, NY.

Robert honorably and proudly served his country as a member of the US Army from 1967-1988 and the US Air Force from 1988-2006 and was deployed during Vietnam, Desert Storm, and the War on Terror (9/11). Robert was activated to Ground Zero and Battery Park after 9/11.

Robert was an active member of the Cornwall Volunteer Ambulance Corp (COVAC) from 1980-2022. He also served on the Board of Directors for many years and was seen as a father figure for many young members. Robert received numerous awards including top responder (multiple times, at times 80-90 hours per week) and the first lifetime achievement award.

His love for his country and veterans led Robert to volunteer and advocate for local veterans through the Hudson Valley Honor Flight Organization. He took part in two of the first Honor Flights to Washington, DC serving as a guardian to World War II veterans.

Robert was an avid coin and record collector. He enjoyed family vacations, card games with friends, exploring his family history, and days spent reminiscing with his brother, Michael.

He was retired from the Department of Public Works at West Point as a Welder.

Robert is survived by his loving wife: Roxanne E. (Satterly) Galvin at home; his daughters: Melissa Galvin and Heather Galvin-FitzHarris; his grandchildren: Tyler Wilkinson, Adrian Leigh Gokey and Aedan FitzHarris; and by his “brother”: Michael June and his wife Kathy.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 27th at Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc., 337 Hudson Street Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 28th at Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Craigville Road, Goshen, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Orange County Veterans’ Food Pantry, 9 Hawkins Dr, Montgomery, NY 12549, NY or a veterans' organization of your choice.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences or to get directions to the funeral home, please go to