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David Richard Galliart, 91

Posted 7/5/2018

WILLIAMSBURG, Va.—David Richard Galliart, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother, passed away on June 29, 2018, in Williamsburg, Virginia.  David was 91 years old. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Lydia Galliart; his wife of 63 years, Phyllis Galliart; his daughter, Joan Cochet; and his sister, Frances Glendening.  

David served in the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II, and then had a long and successful career as a senior executive with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

He is survived by his daughter, Jean Gentry, and her family; grandson, Andy Cochet, Jr., and granddaughter, Cheryl Cochet, and their families; sister, Ida Casper and her family; and brothers, Ed, Leo, and Clarence Galliart and their families.

Services will be held on July 5, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, Virginia, 23188. Online condolences may be shared at