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Jon Michael Galt April 9, 1949 - October 31, 2020

Jon Michael Galt

April 1949 ~ October 2020_x000D_
On October 31st, Jon Michael Galt passed away peacefully in his home. That day we lost a father, grandfather, and for many, a friend. He was a man that you could count on, he made you laugh with his humor, and he loved to dispense honest advice. He was adventurous, social and loved to travel.

Born on April 9, 1949, Jon was an active part of the Hughson community. Since 1969, he served with the Hughson Fire Department and was still helping with bookkeeping at the time of his passing. For many years, he owned and operated Hughson Hardware. He received an economics degree from Stanislaus State and later studied to become a chef. He would cook delicious meals for his friends and family. He would spend an entire day simmering spaghetti with a smell that you could not resist, and a focaccia bread that would melt in your mouth.

Our fondest memories are of the times we went camping at Pinecrest Lake with Jon’s dear friends Barb and Gary Bostrum and Steve and Matha Yauch and their families. We’ll never forget finding the perfect spot on the beach, hiking around the lake, enjoying vanilla/chocolate swirl soft serve, and spending afternoons at the Steam Donkey. Jon would always have hot cocoa ready in the morning and marshmallows and stories around the campfire at night.

Jon is survived by his three children, Julie Galt, Michael Galt and Dustin Holloway, his nine grandchildren and his sister Susan Baltz. He is preceded in death by his parents Florence Marilyn Hemmerle and Kenneth Lee Galt and his sister Barbara Galt.

His Celebration of Life will be at the Fruit Yard at 7948 Yosemite Blvd, Modesto, CA 95357 on Sunday November 8th, from 4PM – 8PM. There will be food and drinks. Please bring a story to share.

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  1. Shelly Baptista-Williams says

    I was out town and just saw this. Just wanted to say I had the pleasure of knowing your father through Raleys. We teased, laughed and shared travel stories! We had lots of mutual friends and even shared a cocktail a few times. I know he will be greatly missed! My condolences to his family!

    Shelly Baptista-Williams




  3. Stephen Mclain says

    We will always remember you Jon for your friendship, wit and humor. And many thanks for befriending a country boy from Hickman when I showed up for high school in the big city of Hughson. You helped make those teenage years a joy.

  4. Deby haley says

    Jon was so sad to see u had passed. My aunt just died. And saw ur pic.. wow. Glad to have met you. If it wasn’t for my cuz road dog. I would never have met u.
    Thank you for all your help that day.. your in a better place. God Bless.

  5. John and Margie Machado says

    John and I will miss Jon terribly. He’s been a friend to not only us but to our children. Last thing he said to us was “have fun!”. Our “fun” was always magnified when he was with us.
    No more pain.


    Jon was always so kind to me. He was my sons good friend so have known him for a. long time.. He will be missed. My sympathy and prayers to his family.
    With love, Lorraine Bostrom.

    RIP. JON!!

  7. Steve and Martha Yauch says

    Jon will always be remembered as a great friend with an honest and humorous outlook on life. God bless him and his family. Steve and Martha Yauch

  8. Gary & Barbara Bostrom says

    We’re going to miss Jon, he was a great friend!

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