Daniel H. “Sluggo” Gallagher, a custodial supervisor in Facilities Management, died July 14, 2019.
Randy Schmotzer, a former custodial supervisor and now manager of special events in athletics, recalls Gallagher starting at Pitt in the fall of 2008: “He was dedicated, he loved his job, and he always gave 110 percent. He was fair and he wouldn’t ask you to do anything he wouldn’t do — but when he asked you to do it, he expected you to do it right. If you didn’t know how to do it, he would train you.”
Schmotzer says his friend “was one of those guys, he would literally give you the shirt off of his back. He was just a good guy.”
Gallagher was immensely proud of his daughter Marlie, Schmotzer recalls: “She was the love of his life. Every day that’s all he talked about.”
Besides Marlie, he is survived by his brothers William J. (the late Nancy) and Michael T. (Chris); nieces and nephews Kerri, Michael, John, Ryan, Maeve, Keegan and Brenna; and many cousins.
Memorial contributions are suggested to TheNancesPitch2Park@gmail.com.
— Marty Levine