Melvin Galun

Mel Galun

May 10, 1940 - January 13, 2021
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    Friday, January 15th, 2021 | 12:30pm
    Friday, January 15th, 2021 12:30pm
    Virtual shiva will be held on Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 12pm and Monday at 7:30pm

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Donations are being accepted for:
Chabad Lubavitch of Upper Montgomery County

11520 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

American Brain Tumor Association

8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Ste 550, Chiacgo, IL 60631


Mel Galun, of Rockville, Maryland, passed away on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 at the age of 80. He is survived by his loving wife Joyce Galun, his children Julie (Scott) Cashon and Josh Galun (Kari Schichor), and by his grandchildren William Cashon, Eli Cashon, Benjamin Cashon and Lily Galun. He was predeceased by his parents Esther Pikus and Joel Galun.

Services are private. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to Chabad Lubavitch of Upper Montgomery County, Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878 or American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Ste 550, Chicago, IL 60631.
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Alla Berkovich

Posted at 07:57pm
Dear Joyce and big lovely Galun family. I was very lucky to know Mel last 15 years. It was the best to sing with him Russian and Iddish songs and listen his stories . His love to life , to his family and friends are the light in the memories forever.
My condolences to all of you.

Schreiber Family

Posted at 02:06pm
We met Mel Galum with the whole Cashon family in Israel one summer. He loved being in Israel, he loved being with his family, and he loved to share all his interests and enthusiasm with those around him. We will always remember him for a blessing.

Tasha Soudah Irvine

Posted at 01:53pm
Sending my love to the extended Galun family. I have many wonderful memories of hanging out with Julie and her family in London, while Mel shared his appreciation for The Beatles, Billy Joel and other excellent music, all just down the street from Abbey Road. Those were special times, and he will me missed.

Sary Menashy

Posted at 07:07pm
My deepest condolences to the entire family on the passing of the wonderful Mel. My memories of Mel are always of his laughter, smile, joy, amazing stories and his kind heart. He will be dearly missed but his love and kindness will be with us forever.

Sary Menashy

Pauline and Pan Yatrakis

Posted at 03:42pm
Dear friend...years of golden memories...Brooklyn College...trimming the tree at the Psarianos home...seders in your Brooklyn apartment...philosophical discussions...political discussions...more discussions...watching a man land on the moon...trudging along a beach in New Jersey to seine for fish...gimlets...chulent...children born...children wed...grandchildren born and growing...a light has gone from our world, but his memory will be eternal.

Michele, George, Eirini, Chris & Jim also send their deepest condolences.

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