Jim Gallagher


This interview with Jim Gallagher was done by Bruce and Edith Farrington on September 22, 2015.

In this interview, Jim tells about life in Sodus Point where he grew up and lived.


Specifically he mentions:


  • Several of his Uncle Max stories including Uncle Max’s ferret named “Mickey”
  • Working for the railroad testing the chemical composition of coal transported to the coal trestle
  • Buzzell’s Laundromat that once operated where the Village Offices are now
  • Arney’s Boat Livery and Fish Market
  • Les Helfer’s bar and mail delivery
  • George Tory who built boats in his house and would then tear down a wall to launch them
  • Ray’s Bar and Grill (AKA “The Bucket of Blood) and the Franklin House
  • The Railroad Y restaurant and the Bunk House
  • Uncle Max as a bee keeper, Uncle Max’s horse “Dick”, Uncle Max’s Crow “Jim and Uncle Max training his dogs
  • George “Snuffy” Hogan and his horse that went into Jack’s Driftwood Bar


You can listen to this 64 minute interview by clicking the link below:



Obituary of James Gallagher

Age 76: James was born on November 6, 1941and passed away peacefully surrounded by family on November 23, 2017 at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital. He is survived by his son, Pat (Diane) Russell; step-daughter, Amy Godfrey (Tim Gilliard); grandchildren, James and Charles Russell; sister, Kathy (Leo) Blauvelt; companions Buddy and Spunky; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was pre-deceased by his wife Judy in 2016

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