Christopher Galilei

July 8 1952 - April 10 2024

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Visitation :

John Quint Treboni Funeral Home
Tuesday April 16th 2024 4-7 pm

1177 W. 5th Avenue
Columbus Ohio 43212



Celebration of Life
Wednesday April 17th 2024 at 11:00 am

Our Mother of Sorrows Chapel at St. Joseph Cemetery
6440 South High Street
Lockbourne , Ohio 43137


Friends and Family are asked to meet at the Chapel.

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On April 10, 2024, Christopher A. Galilei "Chris" at the age of 71 of Dublin, Ohio went to be with the Lord joining his wife Vicki who preceded him in death in 2002. Christopher was born July 8, 1952, in Columbus, Ohio to the late Anthony and Sofia (Carfagna) Galilei. Chris graduated from Bishop Watterson in 1970 and earned a degree from UMich and Columbus Technical College. After graduating he worked for the Ohio EPA until his recent retirement. Chris volunteered at the James Cancer Center after the love of his life passed away and has volunteered over 3000 hours helping give back to others who have experienced a loss of a loved one to cancer. Chris was extremely proud of being an Italian American which he later in life obtained a dual citizenship for Italy and loved showing his Italian passport to others. Chris was an avid Michigan fan, showing his dedication to the Wolverine's he had a wolverine tattooed on his right calf. Although he loved his beloved Michigan team, he still rooted for the Buckeyes when they played other teams. Chris had several ongoing hobbies such as photography where he excelled. When he traveled to Europe or just driving around, he carried his camera and would take beautiful pictures. One hobby he liked the most was working with electronic gadgets and computers. One of the gadgets was the Ham Radio, he had been involved in this for over forty years. Chris also had a love for the drums and could be heard all over the house and yard, even though he was in the basement playing. His last hobby was always looking for places with a "Good meal." In addition to his parents and wife he is proceeded in death by his brothers, Jerry and Michael Galilei. Chris is survived by and will be greatly missed by his sister, Therese (Don) Roush; nieces, Lisa Galilei, Meghan (Erik) Troyer, Michelle (Cody) Peterson; and nephews, Tony Galilei and Mario Roush; Great nieces and nephews, Sergio, Nina, Chance, Brayden, and Eli and his dearest friends Craig and Faye Cooper, Tiffany, Willy, Michelle and Michael who were there for him whenever he needed a helping hand. A visitation will be held at John Quint Treboni Funeral Home 1177 W. Fifth Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43212 on Tuesday April 16th from 4-7 pm and a Celebration of Life service will be held the next morning at Our Mother of Sorrows Chapel inside St. Joseph Cemetery, 6440 S. High Street Lockbourne, Ohio 43137 at 11 am.

Condolences for Christopher Galilei

From : HelenManning
To : Therese ROUSH and family
Date: April 13th 2024

Sorry THERESE about your brother you’ve had a lot of deaths in your family loved once gone starting with mom and dad. Everybody is so special you know you miss him too God love you, peace and love to you and your family love, Helen
From : Beverly Phillips
To : Therese Rousch
Date: April 13th 2024

My thought and prayers are with you and yours. It is my pleasure to share in the Galilei family. Bev
From : Chris Beale
To : Watterson 1970
Date: April 13th 2024

RIP Chris. Looks like you had a good life, volunteering at the Hospital and being active. And remembering your loved one.
From : Sue Jones
To : Chris Galilei
Date: April 13th 2024

RIP Chris. Prayers going out 🙏 for your family from Bishop Watterson class of 1970.
From : Bruce Hamler
To : Galilei Family
Date: April 14th 2024

Sorry to hear about my range buddy. Have many memories of shooting at Powder Room and bowling pin shooting at Dillion State Park
From : Niece Lisa
To : Uncle Christopher
Date: April 15th 2024

Beginning my last message to you like we did most every day..

Good Morning 💜
50f going to 69f
Beautiful sunny day here☀️

I miss you SO much. Our marathon calls were epic. From laughter to serious discussion and even heated debates. Sometimes just simple day to day goings on...You were my closest friend & confidant.

Thank you for valuing me with your time and showing me I mattered. It means the world to me.

Thank you for being a part of the happiest days from my childhood on Lilly Road. Tony says ditto.

Thank you for the Ann Arbor meet-ups, fine dining and sharing your U of M 💛Maizen Blue💙 spirit. I never thought our last meal was to be our very last!

Akin to your big brothers, your brave approach to life was noble. Your ability to accept and conquer a challenge, both inspiring and admirable. You made me so very proud👏👏👏👏

I already miss your sense of humor and texting our famous family "insider" jokes back n forth. Right Arm (instead of right on)
..or Gravy (instead of groovy)
..or Im gonna put a foot in your aspect (- pect)
..or you saying Roger that
..or I can dig it
Vintage treasures❣️❣️

Lastly, I will miss arguing with you and your sense of adventure and stubborn sassy ways.😍

Letting go is not my strong point. But I am comforted to have your baby sister to look after, commiserate & reminisce with about the 'good ole days'.

Great solace comes in knowing that now, you are rejoined with "the best thing to ever happen" to you, your Vicki. And all the rest of Team Galilei that has gone before.


R.I.P. Uncle Chris🙏
✨CU on the other side ✨
From : Jerry Bohan
To : Galilei family
Date: April 15th 2024

RIP Chris and condolences to the entire Galilei family. Although it has been a long time ago I still have fond memories of being at the Galilei house on Reed Road next to the Leo house and going to the movies with Chris. I knew Chris for all 8 years at St. Andrew as well as Watterson. It is tough losing an old classmate even though it has been a long while since we have seen each other.
From : Maryann Felice
To : Therese Galilei Roush family
Date: April 17th 2024

Therese, I am so grateful to know Chris is with the Lord, reunited with his wife and the rest of your family. My parents are waiting for us, but they must be overjoyed to see all "the boys" together with your parents. La familia. Amore.