Maurice Galoob died May 5, 2017, at his home in Norman, Okla., after a long illness. He was born Nov. 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; his son, Dr. Stephen Galoob and wife, Mindy; his son, David Galoob and wife, Brittany Hayes; his grandchildren, Samuel and Isaac Galoob; his brother, Dr. Harry Galoob and wife, Lynda; his sisters, Stephanie Baker and husband, Ernie and Michell Brown and husband, Bennett; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.
Funeral services were May 8 at Mount Zion Cemetery in Ardmore.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to The Mount Zion Cemetery Trust, c/o Citizens Bank & Trust Company, Attn. Andy Harlow, 10 W. Main St., Ardmore, OK 73401.