The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


July 5, 2014

Stephen A. Galayda

EAST CONEMAUGH — GALAYDA– Stephen A. “Sonny,” 60, East Conemaugh, died July 5, 2014, at home. Born Dec. 12, 1953, in Johnstown, son of the late Steve and Florence (Niepoky) Galayda. Survived by wife of 31 years, Carol J. (Kudel); these children: James, at home; Jennifer, Kansas; Julia, wife of Joshua Fulmer, Connecticut; and Stephen Jr., at home; and grandchildren, Chase and Evelyn. Brother of Larry, East Conemaugh; Stephanie, wife of Frank Biss, Conemaugh; and Phillip, married to Michelle (Miller), East Conemaugh.  A 1971 graduate of Conemaugh Valley High School. Air Force veteran. Retired from DRS Technologies. Enjoyed reading, building models and his family. Private visitation and vigil service  with Father Robert Hall officiating. Private committal. Family is being served by Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh. Online condolences may be posted to

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