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Maurice Galoob, died on May 5, 2017 at his home in Norman, Oklahoma, after a long illness. He was born on November 19, 1946 in Ardmore to Henry and June Galoob. He grew up in Healdton, where he was a drum major in the marching band. Maurice attended college at the University of Oklahoma, where he earned his degree in music education and met the love of his life--his wife Gyan--in the Pride of Oklahoma. Through over 46 years of marriage, Maurice and Gyan built a home full of love and music. For many years, they co-owned and operated The Candy Basket, a beloved candy and gift store in Norman. His passion for teaching, evident in all his deeds, was transmitted to his sons, both of whom are educators in Tulsa. Maurice is survived by his wife, Gyan Summers Galoob; his son Dr. Stephen Galoob and wife Mindy Roe Galoob, of Tulsa; his son David Galoob and wife Brittany Hayes, of Tulsa; his grandchildren, Samuel and Isaac Galoob; his siblings Dr. Harry Galoob and wife Lynda (of Ardmore, OK), Stephanie Baker and husband Ernie (of Ardmore, OK), and Michell Brown and husband Bennett (of Phoenix, AZ); and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 8 at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Ardmore. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations in memory of Maurice Galoob to the Granville Community Music School (www.ohfo.org) or the charity of your choice.
Published on May 7, 2017
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