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Michael Sheldon Gallagher

Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Michael Sheldon Gallagher, 56, of  Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Monday, November 19, 2018, at his home.

Born Friday, January 26, 1962 in Rochester, NY, he was the son of Dennis A. Gallagher of New Port Richey, FL and the late Jean Marie (Sheldon) Gallagher.

Mike attended DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, MD. He was employed with the DC Metro as a highly accredited Escalator/ Elevator Engineer. Mike was an avid Maryland Terrapin fan, as well as a local motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed working on cars and motorcycles.

He is survived by his two daughters, Katelynn Michelle Gallagher & fiancé Chet of Middle River, MD and Meaghan Elizabeth Gallagher of Annapolis, MD; son, Michael Sheldon Gallagher, II of Hagerstown, MD; sister, Cindy Marie Pellegrino & husband George of Cumberland, MD; grandchildren, Mia, Blake, Cameron and Alex; nephews, Robert Henry and George Pellegrino; nieces, Christine Pellegrino and Brianna Pellegrino; great nieces, Madison and Natalie; great nephew, Richard, and special canine pal, Nyla.

Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD on Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm,  followed by a time of sharing beginning at 7:00 PM

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family would encourage you to bring a picture of Mike to be shared during visitation.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

Man I woke up and remembered how cool you where Rest easy good buddy.

Bertram Alston
Washington DC, DC

I am so very sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you Sherri, Mike, Meaghan and family and friends.

Bobbie Graham
Princeton , WV

I'll see you again one day. RIP

Rodney Irons Sr
Little River , SC

Michael and I were hired at the same time to work on elevators and escalators at Metro. He was dedicated to his duty: passed the QEI (qualified elevator/escalator inspector test) and driving more than an hour daily to work. He will be missed by all. May his soul rest in perpetual peace.

Tugbe Sulureh
Damascus, MD

Rest in Peace, Mike. Prayers for family. Will be missed by all who knew him here at Metro!

R L Jones
Frederick, MD

We will miss you Mike. Way too soon to leave us. God must have other plans for you.

Ralph Young
Mount Airy , Md

Roger J Frew
Woodbine, MD

David H. Jr. Necessary
Bunkerhill, Wv

I met Mike when entered into the ELES apprenticeship class in 2004. I've never actually had the pleasure of working with Mike but, would see him from time to time during shift change. Mike always had a story to tell and was always ready to work and willing to help in any way that he could. Mike will truly be missed by his WMATA family!! Rest easy my friend!

Leah Anderson
Bryans Road, Maryland

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Mike was awesome, dynamic and a very good friend and to me he was like a big brother everyone wish they had. I haven't seen Mike in a very long time and this is now a new level of missing him. I hope you find comfort in knowing that his friends are like family and every one of us could go on all day with stories about how great he really is

Alex Kutchman
Annapolis, Maryland

RIP Mike....

David Runyon
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland

i was so very saddened to hear of Mike's passing. My and my families heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to his family. may the happy memories that you shared with him help to bring some comfort to your hearts during this most difficult time. i knew Mike for 13 years, he was a co-worker and i have many fond memories of him. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.

George Kruzikas & Family
Gaithersburg, Maryland

Cherish Hill
Temple hills , Md

He was more than a Father figure for many years to me

Jamie Raleigh-Wise
Santa Rita, GU

Heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the family at this most difficult time. May the Lord give you strength and guidance in the coming days!

WillIam Lowe/Nora Funkhouser
Annapolis, Md

Was a very pleasant person my prayers are with the family and to the Metro family as well he will be missed

Wm. Salahhudin Jackson
Bmore , MD

Jimmy Cox
Glenn Dale, MD

Some of my best childhood memories where with Mike, he was a great guy. RIP Mike.

Richard Bosmans
Cheasapeake Beach, MD

DuWayne Parish
Ft. Washington , Md.

Steve and I have known Mike for many years. We have had some good times. He was a man who loved his family his fur baby and his friends and his toys. He will be missed terribly. Our hearts are heavy and we pray for Mike's children and grandchildren to have strength to get through these tough times Mike you'll forever be with us in our hearts. RIP BROTHER

Nora Kramer
Huntingtown , Md

Roger J Frew
Woodbine, MD

Gone too soon. Many memories from growing up in Woodlawn. He will be sadly missed by many. My brother Daryl is devastated. They had a life long friendship. Soar on Mike. Fly with the angels.

Darla Benfield
Lucedale, MS

RIP my brother

Owen Childs
Edgewater , Md

I didn’t know Mr. Gallagher personally but he was apart of the WMATA family and I send my condolences and prayers to the family.

Paris Gray
Capitol Heights , Maryland

Sorry for your lost. Stay strong.

R T Simmons
Bowie , Maryland

Sorry for your lost. Stay strong.

R T Simmons
Bowie , Maryland

Rip Michael couldn’t found a nicer guy you will be missed so much

Crystal Schindler
Queen Anne County , Maryland

We were both from Metro's ELES '04 class. Everybody that knew Mike has a great story about Mike. Big guy with big spirit and generosity. He was a good friend and the only Harley (Shovel) guy I ever met at Metro...he walked into class one day and handed me intake valves for my bike that I never even asked for, but needed. He wouldn't take a dime. That's just the way he rolls. I'm gonna miss Mike....glad I ran into him a couple of months ago. It had been a while. Prayers for the family. RIP my friend.

Jeff Thomas
Bristow, VA

Mike was amazing neighbor. Over the last five years, Mike would always lend a helping hand if ever needed. He was a proud father and grandfather sharing stories with me on occasional talks in the driveway. My heart is broken for the family. Prayers are with each of you as you take one day at a time. He will surely be missed here at Lindsay Lane.

Stephanie Nalley
Hagerstown, MD

I wish to share my condolences to Michael Gallagher's family. We worked together on the red line section of the subway system at Metro. Michael was a good friend. An honest and hard worker who spoke proudly of his children. I wish his family the best. May you rest in peace, my friend.

Joseph C. Crews
Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Great man, truly will be missed

Bertram Alston
Baltimore , Maryland

I like to send my sincere condolences to Mike's family. He will be missed. I enjoyed my time knowing Mike. Metro Family

Calvin Graves
Capitol Heights, Md

Mike, your time on earth was grand. You have been a great father, son, and friend. You will be missed. RIP, brother.

Perfecto Sanchez
Alexandria , Virginia

Hard to believe He's gone. Mike was a Good Guy and Great friend. A million memories each one a good time. I'll miss you Mike it was a blast knowing you. Gone way to soon Prayers to every member of your family for the strength to get through this

Mike Runyon

Rest In Peace Mike, you will be missed. Meaghan, Mikey and Katelynn my heart and soul are with you as you go through this difficult stage of your lives. Think of the many good memories for they will help you make it through. I love you all very much and I will always be here if you ever need to talk. MeMaw

Sara Necessary
Myersville , Maryland

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