In appreciation: Dr. John W. Gallup by Ellen Wertheimer and Family
Bill and Jean Gallup were two of the first people my family and I got to know when we arrived in this area in the 1960s. To know them was to love them, their family, and their dogs.
Bill passed away recently. He may no longer physically be with us, but he remains very much part of this community, something I was privileged to see in person five decades ago. Fifty years ago, he gave me my first job checking in his young patients at the Sharon Clinic. I saw the depth of his commitment to all his many patients. I saw the brilliance of his medical skills and ability. He profoundly cared about all his patients, and they and their parents all loved him.
I am honored to have worked with him and to have been his friend over the more than five decades I knew him. He may be gone but he will never be forgotten, either by me or my family. He made the world a better place while alive, and he has left the world a better place than when he arrived.