Marvin P. Galusha Firefighting lieutenant


A Mass of Christian burial for Marvin P. Galusha, a retired merchant ship captain and Baltimore Fire Department lieutenant, will be offered at 9 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity, 1809 Vista Lane.

Mr. Galusha, who was 75 and lived on Tenbury Road in Lutherville, died Wednesday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center after a heart attack.

He retired in 1980 from the Fire Department, where he began working in 1959 after retiring as captain of a ship owned by a subsidiary of the Bethlehem Steel Corp. He came to Baltimore in the 1950s. Born in Manchester, Vt., he had been a ship's officer since his graduation from the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y., in 1938.

He is survived by his wife, the former Nellie M. Airgood; a daughter, Kay M. Galusha of Jemison, Ala.; two sons, Clair A. Phillips of Parkville and Robert W. Phillips of Bel Air; and four grandchildren.

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