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Joe David Galvan Sr.

Dave Galvan. Courtesy photo.

Joe David Galvan Sr.
April 14, 1951 – May 13, 2023

Husband, Dad, Papa, Friend – a man who loved well and was well loved, Joe “Dave” Galvan passed away surrounded by his family on May 13, 2023, at the age of 72.

Dave was the second of three children, born on April 14, 1951 in Harlingen, Texas to Carlos and Ramona Galvan.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Charlie.

Dave attended Andrew Hill High School in San Jose, California, where he met the love of his life in 1965.

Dave and Barbara were married in 1971 and remained together until his last breath.

In 1978, Dave’s career with PG&E landed them in the tiny town of Cobb Mountain, California, where they proudly raised their three children — Jody, Davey and Justin.

Dave was an avid hunter and fisherman, but his biggest joy came from preparing food for his family, friends and neighbors. Anyone could stop by, completely unannounced, and he would immediately get to work in the kitchen or at his barbecue on the back deck, and within 30 minutes, he would present you with a delicious home cooked meal.

In 1999, Dave welcomed his first grandchild. It was apparent to everyone that knew him that being Papa was the best thing about his entire life.

Throughout the next several years, Dave welcomed seven more grandchildren, none of which could do any wrong in his eyes.

Dave is survived by his wife, Barbara; their three adult children Jody, Davey (Tracy) and Justin (Erika); and his grandchildren, Dakota, Tyler, Joe, Wyatt, Jaxon, Hunter, Trinity and Camila; as well as countless family and friends.

A viewing and service will be held on Tuesday, May 23, at Chapel of the Lakes, 1625 N. High St., Lakeport, California. The viewing will begin at 10 a.m. and the service will begin at noon.

Dave will be laid to rest at the Glenbrook Cobb Cemetery, 12969 Bottle Rock Road, Kelseyville, California, immediately following the chapel service.


Dave Galvan. Courtesy photo.

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