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Joseph Ronald Galowitch

Joseph Ronald Galowitch passed away peacefully on April 4, 2020 by the side of his loving wife of 43 years, Cynthia and their sons Gregory and David. Joseph was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 20, 1944 to John & Mathilda Galowitch and was sibling to Patricia, Gregory, Judy, Jeri, and Paul. He was a loving Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle & friend to countless people.


Joseph grew up in Cook County before joining the Army in 1961, serving as a heavy equipment operator/mechanic until 1967. After his Honorable discharge from the Army, he also joined the Navy Reserves from 1977-1979. Joe and Cindy married in 1977, putting God first, and family next. He continued working passionately in the trucking industry, attaining several awards and eventually building their own fleet of trucks which they successfully operated for 11 years. God blessed them with two boys which lead Joe to transfer from traveling over the road to taking a position with Rockford Kenworth in Illinois as their Used Truck Sales Manager in order to be home with his family more. In 1998, he accepted a position in Phoenix, Arizona as Corporate Used Truck Manager for Inland Kenworth, using his endless knowledge of heavy equipment and his gift of salesmanship to excel. He faithfully served on the Advisory Counsel for the National Used Truck Association and was very honored to be awarded “Dealer of the Year” in 2012, as well as “Lifetime Achievement Award” in 2014.


Joe was loved by so many people because he loved so many people. Everywhere he went, he used his uncanny gift to make new friends and could always make people feel valued with his smile. We are forever blessed to have so many happy memories to cherish in our hearts. His faith in God and his love for others led him to obtain vast knowledge in life that allowed him to succeed in life and business. He would always say to us “Remember…No Regrets”, and also “My God first, my Family, and my Country”.


Joe’s memorial service is scheduled for Friday, June 19 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona (Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery), 23029 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ. In light of the current pandemic, time & details will follow.


  • Don Armentrout Posted April 15, 2020 4:42 PM

    Beautifully stated. He is already missed. May he rest in Peace.

  • Tiffany Leal Posted April 15, 2020 4:44 PM

    Joe was an amazing Papa to Sebastian and an even better second Father to me. I will miss him dearly but I am so blessed he came into my life and changed it forever.

    • Krys Tischer Posted April 15, 2020 5:22 PM

      Many fond memories of Joe from IBG. May he Rest In Peace and May God comfort you in your loss.

  • Greg Battle Posted April 15, 2020 5:52 PM

    Joe Galowitch was an amazing soul with great depth and understanding. He will be missed.

  • Don and Charlotte Hill Posted April 15, 2020 6:41 PM

    Joe was an amazing son-in-law who loved everyone he met. He was a great husband and father to his sons who will caring on his legacy. To know him, was to love him. He will always be in our hearts and memory’s . Miss you so.

  • Janet Boyle Kotarski Posted April 15, 2020 8:31 PM

    My sympathy to my cousin, Cindy, and her sons. I am so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He was a good and loving man and I am very moved by his beliefs, “Remember … No Regrets “ and “My God first, my Family, and my Country. “

  • Maggie & Steve Barduson Posted April 15, 2020 9:41 PM

    Joe was a wonderful man, with a heart of gold. We felt so honored to have Joe as our Master Mechanic and Counselor as we purchased our last big RV – a diesel unit that we had no clue about. Joe went with us to look it over, and as the Architect and his wife just wanted to see what the living areas and color scheme looked like, Joe went straight to the “basement”. He opened every door, and asked questions about things we didn’t even know existed. He was so disarming with his approach, that the Seller divulged important information about the mechanical aspects of this expensive vehicle – things we never would have thought to ask……..

  • Maggie & Steve Barduson Posted April 15, 2020 9:41 PM

    ……… We got a much better deal, and we knew that vehicle inside and out by the time we took it on our first road trip. Thank you, Joe, for sharing just a little of your amazing expertise with us! We were so honored to know you even just a little bit – your loss to the world is only balanced by the great gain that Heaven has received. We will miss you greatly, and even though we never got to take that fun RV trip together on earth, keep things running smoothly in Heaven, until we can all meet again at that great RV trip in eternity!!

  • Bill & Judy Ruschli Posted April 16, 2020 9:07 AM

    Prayed fervently for Joe’s recovery but God had a bigger plan. Part of walking by faith means that we don’t know His plan or the outcome while we are still here on earth but what we do know with complete assurance is that once Joe accepted Jesus as his Savior we know that he is in Heaven and anyone who makes this same choice will all be reunited with Joe one day. Until that day comes I will miss my brother Joe who was passionate in all his endeavors, worked hard and lived life to the fullest. What I will remember most of all was his complete devotion to his wife, Cindy and his sons, Greg and David and how deeply he loved them all.

  • Doreen F. Ward Posted April 16, 2020 9:17 AM

    Joe was gentle “Giant” He al[ ways made one feel like you had known him for years! He will be sorely missed!

  • Robert & Connie Hill Posted April 18, 2020 5:31 PM

    Joe was a good friend & brother-in-law to us and a great husband and father to his family. We will surely miss him and his humor, but look forward to seeing him in eternity with the Lord! We are also very thankful and have great memories of the East Coast Fall Leaves Cruise we were able to take with Cindy & Joe last year.

  • Mike Garvey Posted May 10, 2020 7:07 AM

    Cindy – am terribly sad to hear of Joe’s passing. He was a proud gentleman and a ‘man’s man’. I will always remember his friendship and guidance.

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