Paul T. GallupNovember 14, 1935 ~ July 31, 2017 (age 81)
Sunapee, NH-Paul T. Gallup, Sr., 81, of Burkehaven Hill Road and Vero Beach, FL, died Monday, July 31, 2017 at Health South in Concord, NH. Paul bravely battled Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS), the disease that stole his speech and respiratory function. His wife and children supported his every wish to his final surgery where he was to rehab at Health South. Complications with ALS abruptly ended the final battle for the positive goal of coming home.
Paul was born in Bridgeport, CT on November 14, 1935 the son of Burton and Ruth (Ballard) Gallup. He graduated from Sunapee High School in 1954. He was a chef for 18 years at the Woodbine Cottage in Sunapee, built and operated Burkehaven Motel and served on the Sunapee Volunteer Fire Department for many years. Paul and his wife have wintered in Vero Beach for 43 years.
Golf was his passion and he had been a member of the Lake Sunapee Country Club for 40+ years and the Vero Beach Country Club for 29 years.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Barbara (Hill) Gallup of Sunapee and Vero Beach, FL: Linda and Ken Dennis and their children Cara and Kyle; Paul Jr. and Brenda Gallup and their children Daniel and Scott and his wife Tasha (Gillman); Laurie and Jack Edwards and Candace Hayes, Dustin Hayes, Jesse Hayes and great grandson Logan Hayes.
Reflection’s of a granddaughter: The open pavement has always been my time to get lost in my thoughts and tonight was no different. It was the first run since my grandfather passed on Monday. I'm reminded that this is my life to live and my memories to make. Thanks Gramp for my work ethic and my stubbornness (sometimes). May you suffer no more and keep the Red Sox winning.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Clinic, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756.