Charles J. Galate, 88, 825 Lynn St., Sidney, Ohio died at his residence on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 6:12 AM. He was born December 29, 1920 in Sidney, Ohio the son of Joseph and Josephine (Gilardi) Galate and they are deceased. He is survived by several cousins. A brother, Matthew "Mike" Galate is deceased. He was a World War II Army veteran and was a technical sargeant, a member of the Sidney VFW, Knights of Columbus, life member of the Sidney American Legion, Post 217 and a member of the Sidney Elks. He was an avid bowler. He was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church. He had worked at Monarch Machine Tool Company in Sidney for 44 years as a shipping clerk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 10:30 AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church with Rev. Jason Bedel. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney, Ohio with full military honors. Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney on Monday, February 16, 2009 from 5-8 PM. A Knights of Columbus service will be held at the funeral home at 8:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Angels Catholic Church, 324 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365 and envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.