Albert “Gabby” Garbalagtys, 74, formerly of Junction City, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. He was admitted there on March 29 from Family Heritage Medical and Rehabilitation Center in Wisconsin Rapids, where he had resided for the past three-and-one-half years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Junction City with the Rev. Stephen M. Mueller, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Runkel Cemetery in the town of Eau Pleine (Marathon County).
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Martens/Kundinger Funeral Home in Junction City and on Wednesday at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the services.
Mr. Garbalagtys was born July 17, 1925, in Philadelphia, Pa., a son of the late Charles and Eva (Klimas) Garbalagtys.
As an infant they moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., and he attended Brooklyn schools.
He entered the U.S. Navy, serving from July 1, 1943, until being honorably discharged on July 19, 1946. He served on the USS Monterey and USS North Dakota in the Pacific Theater.
He was married to Dolores M. Lesavich on April 13, 1946, in Philadelphia, Pa.
After the marriage, they moved to the Junction City area where he was employed as a mail carrier for Biron Division of Consolidated Papers Inc. until his retirement in 1976 after 29 years of service.
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife; one son, John (Mary), Beaver Dam; five daughters, Sue (John) Steuck and Becki (Dan) Lawry, both of Rudolph, Evie (the Rev. Philip) Kaufmann, Bloomington, Ill., Joanne Boyer, Amissville, Va., and Marti (Allen) Harger, Wisconsin Rapids; one brother, Edward Novack, Seaside, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.