Official Obituary of

L. Doug Galbraith

December 27, 1933 ~ February 22, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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L. Doug Galbraith Obituary

Lane Douglas "Doug" Galbraith, a cherished family man, respected colleague, and beloved member of the community, passed away peacefully on February 22, 2024, in Alliance, Ohio. Born on December 27, 1933, in New Florence, Pennsylvania, Doug's life was a tapestry of dedication, love, and joy that touched the lives of all who knew him.

Doug's early life in New Florence laid a strong foundation for the man he would become. A proud graduate of New Florence High School, he carried the values of hard work and education throughout his life. His professional journey spanned four decades at United Co-Op, where his commitment to service and excellence was evident. He later contributed to the Alliance City Schools for ten years, where his work ethic and camaraderie left a lasting impression.

Doug married his first love, Carol (Livengood) Galbraith, and together they welcomed their children into the world. Although Carol preceded him in death, their shared memories remained a treasured part of his life. Doug was blessed with love once again when he married his devoted wife, Leanna (Bell) Galbraith, who survives him. His family was the center of his universe, and he leaves behind a legacy of love and guidance for his children: Todd Galbraith, Diane Stotts, Randy (Diana) Galbraith, and Brian (Molly) Galbraith.

Doug's pride and joy were his grandchildren: Heather, Bo, Nicky, Alyssa, Brittany, Nick, Doug, and Jacob. They, along with his ten great-grandchildren-Jayson, Raelynn, Hunter, Maya, Mason, Nick, Breille, Evelyn, Kennedy and Archer-brought him immense happiness and fulfillment.

He is also survived by his loving sister, Peggy Cooper, and was preceded in death by his dear parents, James Dick Galbraith and Naomi Irene (Douglas) Galbraith, and his siblings Dorothy Sutter, James Galbraith, and Mary L. Rager. His brothers-in-law Don Cooper, Ed Sutter, Joe Rager, and sister-in-law Gilda Galbraith have gone before him and are undoubtedly welcoming him with open arms.

Doug's interests were as varied as they were joyful. An avid golfer, he found peace and camaraderie on the greens. His love for traveling took him on many adventures, creating memories that he cherished. He had a green thumb, finding solace in the beauty of his garden. Southern gospel music could often be heard in his home, a testament to his faith and the comfort he found in its melodies.

Above all, Doug's most cherished moments were those spent with his family. Whether it was a quiet evening at home, a family gathering, or celebrating milestones, he was happiest surrounded by his loved ones. His guidance, laughter, and stories will be profoundly missed but will continue to resonate in the hearts of those who knew him.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home in Sebring at 1:00 PM with Mark Black and Bruce Bell officiating. A time of visitation will be held the hour prior to the service from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Friends and family may watch the live stream of Doug's service, send condolences and sign the guest register online at, Arrangements have been erntrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, (330) 938-2526.

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Public Viewing
March 2, 2024

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home
126 W Vermont Ave
Sebring, OH 44672

Funeral Service
March 2, 2024

1:00 PM
Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home
126 W Vermont Ave
Sebring, OH 44672

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