Phillip F. Gallson
Visitation: WEDNESDAY, August 10, 2016: 2-4 & 7-9 pm at The Dietrich Funeral Homes, Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.
Service: THURSDAY, August 11, 2016: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 am at Christ the King Church, Snyder. GALLSON – Phillip F.
August 5, 2016, beloved husband of
Kathleen (Dechert) Gallson; loving father
of Megan (Christopher) Montgomery,
Greggory (Lindsay) and Stephanie
Gallson and Geoffrey Gallson;
grandfather of Emelia, Coralie and
Gabriela; loving brother of Sharlene
(John) Buszka and Christopher (Jodi);
also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and
7-9 PM at the DIETRICH FUNERAL
HOME, INC., 2480 Kensington Ave.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated on Thursday at 9:30 AM
at Christ the King Church, Main St. &
Lamarck. Please assemble at church.
Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials
made to Cameron J. Gallson Fund,
5350 Main St., Williamsville, NY 14221
or the Ronald McDonald House. Online
condolences at www.TheDietrich- FuneralHome.com Jan. 16, 1955 – Aug. 5, 2016 Phillip F. Gallson, of Snyder, a partner in the accounting firm of Campagna & Gallson, died unexpectedly Friday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. He was 61. Born in Minneapolis, he grew up in a military family and lived in several places in the U.S., including Hawaii, before his family came to Western New York. He was a 1973 graduate of Maryvale High School in Cheektowaga and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University at Buffalo in 1977. Upon graduation, Mr. Gallson joined a local accounting firm and became a certified public accountant. He stepped in to assist after the firm’s tax partner broke his arm, which led to a career of concentrating on tax matters. He was a partner in Campagna & Gallson for more than 20 years. A member of the New York State Society of CPAs, he headed the Tax Committee, spoke at the Tax Institute and was active in the Small Practitioners Group. He also was a member of the Buffalo Chapter Society of Financial
Services Professionals and had just been installed as president. Mr. Gallson also was a board member of the Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo, where he served as president and treasurer. He was a past president, treasurer and board member of the Rotary Club of the Tonawandas. He was a longtime board member of the Salvation Army of the Tonawandas and was deeply involved with the Quality Students of the Tonawandas, a group that recognizes achievements of high school students in the Tonawandas, serving as treasurer of the committee for its annual banquet. He was active in Christ the King Catholic Parish, where he served on the Finance Committee. He also was a Eucharistic minister and a scheduled perpetual Eucharistic adorer since he received the Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults in 2000. He was an avid reader, had a boundless enthusiasm for technology and enjoyed vacation cruises. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, the former Kathleen Dechert; two daughters, Megan Montgomery and Stephanie; two sons, Greggory and Geoffrey; a sister, Sharlene Buszka; a brother, Chris; and three grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Christ the King Church, 30 Lamarck Drive at Main Street, Snyder.