Nicholas Galash died July 4. He was 81.

Mr. Galash was born Feb. 2, 1932, in Portland. He retired as an officer in the Coast Guard after 27 years of service, followed by a second career building and repairing offshore drilling vessels. During the last 35 years, he lived on a small farm near Gresham.

He is survived by his wife Martha; children, Mary, Theresa, Nicholas Jr., Stephen; 12 grandchildren; and sister, Virginia Schraedner.

A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Stanislaus Church.