Friday, September 30, 2011

Paul J. Galuszka 1951-2011

Paul J. Galuszka
Paul Galuszka entered Deerfield as a sophomore and, for all three years, was a member of the Varsity Swimming Team.  Paul was also an All American swimmer and, together with Herndon, Liipfert, Walbridge, Allen, Calder, Louis and Spitznagel, was a member of Mr. Boyle’s undefeated team our senior year. 

Following graduation, Paul enrolled at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania.  Upon graduation from Lafayette, he ventured south to Loyola University in New Orleans where he received a law degree in 1976.  Paul settled in Louisiana where he practiced law for the next 35 years, specializing in personal injury and workers compensation as well as criminal defense.  In his spare time, Paul continued to swim in competitions for his age group and enjoyed salt water fishing in the Gulf Coast areas of Louisiana and Alabama. Paul passed away unexpectedly while at home on February 26, one day short of his 60th birthday. Paul is survived by his brother Peter ’72, his mother, his wife, two sons and numerous relatives.