Julius L. Galin
Julius L. Galin, 85, of West Hartford and New London died on Monday, February 2, 2009 at home with his family by his bedside. Born in Hartford, he was the son of the late Isadore and Rebecca Galin. Julie, as he was known to his friends, graduated in 1941 from Weaver High School, in 1949 from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Electrical Engineering and then he received a Masters Degree in Science from Yale University in 1951. He was a First Lieutenant in the US Army Air Corps and received an Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters and a Purple Heart. He was president of The Connecticut Spring and Stamping Corporation, retiring in the mid 1990's. His passion was amateur(ham) radio and became licensed at age 13 with the call "W1LOP". Later, he changed his call to "W1EA". He was a life member of the American Radio Relay League and the Quarter Century Amateur Radio Club. He was a member of the Hartford Mutual Society, John Hay Lodge, Knights of Pythias, Military Order of The Purple Heart, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled War Veterans, Jewish War Veterans and the West Hartford Regents. He leaves his beloved wife, Gert; three sons, Alan and Martha of West Hartford, Scott and Barbara of West Hartford and Jeffrey of Wethersfield; Lovingly called Grandpa Ju-Ju by his grandchildren, Ira Galin and Catherine of Fairfield, Matthew Galin and Kristi of South Windsor, Rachel Galin Greenfield and David of Chicago, IL, Benjamin Galin and Kamiah of West Palm Beach, FL and Rebecca Galin of Glastonbury; great-grandchildren, Amelia, Elliot, Oliver, and Caleigh; brother, Alfred and Gloria of Delray Beach, FL; brother-in-law, Norman Fleishman and his wife Miriam of West Hartford. He also is survived by nephews, nieces, cousins and his close friends, Jack Bass and Julian Mandell, as well as many other good friends and ham radio buddies. He was predeceased by his brothers, Arthur "Shorty" and Ronald. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford with interment in the Hartford Mutual Society Cemetery in East Granby. Following the interment, a memorial period will be observed through the evening, at his home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the VNA HealthCare, Hospice "HOPE" team, 103 Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06105-1240. For further information, directions or to share memories of Julie with his family, please visit online at

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