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Thomas Galvin Dies

Thomas K. Galvin, Jr.

Thomas K. Galvin, Jr.

Thomas Keough Galvin Jr. died Friday September 20, 2002, of cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Baltimore, Maryland. He was 75 and had lived in Baltimore for 50 years.

Mr. Galvin received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1952. That year, he joined Ellicott Machine Corporation and established and managed the company's Paris office in the early 1960’s. He was involved in the sale of many large dredges of significance from an industry perspective. These included a state-of-the-art 17,000hp dredge for Daewoo in Korea – one of the largest diesel-electric cutter suction dredges ever built; a Series 16,000 HP dredge for Hyundai in Korea – the largest in their fleet; and a large bucketwheel dredge for the Suez Canal Authority. He later was named president of Ellicott Engineering.

After he retired in 1997, he volunteered for Meals on Wheels. He also enjoyed hunting waterfowl on the Chesapeake Bay Eastern Shore.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Shrine of the Sacred Heart, 1701 Regent Road, Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years Ethel Allen Wagandt Galvin, a daughter, Ethel Dickey Galvin of Winthrop, Washington; a son, Thomas K. Galvin III of Keymar, Maryland; a sister, Mary Leland Galvin Cotter of Fairfield, Connecticut; a brother, William S. Galvin of Hampton, Maryland, and three grandsons.

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