James Duane Galbraith

James Duane Galbraith, 73, of Altoona and Sterling, Va., passed into our Lord’s heavenly kingdom Nov. 20, 2013, in Sterling surrounded by his beloved family.

He was the son of James Edgar and Helen Frances Galbraith.

Surviving are his three loving children: Michelle Pallotta, Scott “Gator” and Shawn; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters: Hazel Bilka and Marie Sutter in Pennsylvania; and a brother, Leon Seese in Florida.

Duane requested that his mortal body be cremated and scattered in the ocean that he loved. Services were held in his remembrance at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Ashburn, Va., on Nov. 23, 2013.