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GALIER, Sarah Carmel Longtime resident of Palmdale, passed away peacefully in her sleep with her family by her side on January 14, 2012, at age 96. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 11, 1915, her family soon moved to Cleveland, Ohio. In 1946, she married John Galier and lived in Westlake, Ohio until moving to Palmdale in 1964. She and John spent many hours as volunteers with the Friends of the Palmdale Library and also as poll workers on elections days for over 25 years. Additionally, she was a longtime member of the Palmdale Womens Club and the Assistance League of Antelope Valley. She was active in the Palmdale High School PTA and was also a board member of the Palmdale Chamber of Commerce. Sarah was a wonderful wife and mother and was truly an inspiration to her grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, John, Sarah is survived by her son Peter J. Galier (Carol), daughter Michele Machac (Emil), grandchildren Gina Woolner (Michael), Christa Galier, Jonathan Galier and great-granddaughter Mikayla Woolner. She also leaves behind a brother, Ross Tantanella, sister, Josephine Lovano and many dear nieces and nephews, especially Michelle Garvey (Tom), Vincetta Johnson (Norman) and Dr. Peter C. Galier (Donna). Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, with Rosary at 7 p.m., both at Chapel of the Valley Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at Fr. Serra Parish with Mrs. Galiers great-nephew, Father Victor Galier assisting. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Assistance League of Antelope Valley. You may sign the condolence book at Chapel of the Valley Mortuary Palmdale, Directors.

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