Marvin Galina 1937 - 2017


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Funeral Service

10:00 am Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Weinstein Memorial Chapel, Inc.
1652 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, New York, United States


11:15 am Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
80 Commerce Street
Hawthorne, New York, United States


  1. REPLY
    Dolores McCullough says

    It is with a heavy heart that I bid farewell to Mr. Marvin Galina. He was a Principal, a father figure, a mentor, and much more to the students and staff of P.S. 109.

    My experiences of Mr. Galina were from the perspective of student (from K-9th grade) and later, a volunteer.

    There are many things that I will never forget about Mr. Galina:

    How he respected older adults by traditionally inviting alumni who attended PS 109 in the early 1900's to our school assemblies.

    How he respected cultural diversity, welcomed parent participation, and provided his students with many educational opportunities (i.e. science fair, photography, music, etc.)

    and of course,,,

    How much he resembled Kenny Rodgers (smile)

    My comfort is that I was able to share with him some of my successes including

    graduating from an Ivy League university.

    I regret that I will not be able to share with him that I will earn my doctorate in 2018 nor any of my future endeavors.

    May Mr. Galina rest in peace knowing he will always be fondly remembered and loved.

    With Love,

    Dolores McCullough

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      Elizabeth De Leon says

      My condolences. He was my Principal from 1987-1989. He was a great man. He did look like Kenny Rogers now that I think about him. PS 109 a great school

      Love always

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    Maria says

    Queridos familiares

    Lamento la pérdida de su ser amado me gustaría calmar un poco su dolor por esto le animo a que lea la Biblia en las Escrituras se explica con claridad que es la muerte también revela por qué morimos da a conocer en que estado se hallan los muertos y ofrece esperanza para nuestros seres amados que han fallecido por último habla de un tiempo memorable en que será posible anunciar "La muerte es tragada para siempre "1 Corintios 15:54

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    Jason Gonzalez says

    Mr. Galina was a great principal and and even better human being. He took a chance on a kid transferring from special education to regular education. He told my mom i was going to get three months. She whittled it down to three weeks. I graduated from PS 109 in 1989. I went on to high school and college. I'm in graduate school pursuing a masters in Sport Business Management. Somehow Mr. Galina would've smiled at that. He was into sports.

    Thank You Mr. Galina,


    /Jason Gonzalez

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    Doris Vega says

    I just found out about this great loss to East Harlem yesterday from a casual conversation while outside of PS 109 with a woman I did not know. Mr G was my first principal as a teacher. He was an amazing man. Loved the community, his students and gave emotionally and monetarily. He treated his staff with respect. He taught me how to be a teacher. He taught me so much. The world lost a great man.

    Doris Vega

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