Ulysses Edward Gallanos

09/23/2010 12:00 AM |

Ulysses Edward (Bud) Gallanos of Southold, born Dec. 30, 1916, died Sept. 16, 2010.

He was the son of Alma and Ulysses, owner of a Greek shipping company with a factory on Catherine Slip on Manhattan’s East Side.

He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy, and sister Alma Gloria. He is survived by daughters, Susan Barnes (John) of Southold, Priscilla Ruffin (the late William) of Westhampton Beach and Darcy Paddock (Thomas) of Rochester; longtime dear companion, Chryssa Notara of Greece; grandchildren, Susanne O’Boyle, William Ruffin, Philip Brown and Alex and Annie Grossjohann; 11 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Diane.

A graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, New London, Conn., he also attended Pratt Institute. He was a veteran of World War II, as an officer in the Merchant Marine, and survived the Murmansk Run in the North Atlantic, one of the most hazardous naval operations of World War II.

Bud had a distinguished career on Madison Avenue, pioneering the development of the ad industry for television in the 1950s and SSRq60s and as ad man for Fortune 500 companies such as Kodak, 3M and Olympus before establishing his own ad agency.

A talented artist, Bud also designed and built several homes across Long Island, the East End and in Greece. Bud developed an early appreciation and love for jazz music and the natural world around him. He was an ardent sailor and restorer of wooden sailboats, often sailing the East Coast waterways.

Into his 90s, Bud shared his talent to promote many charitable organizations including historical societies, neighborhood associations and special services for the United Nations. Bud will be remembered for his style, wit and humor. He was a gentleman to the end.

Services were held at Church of the Immaculate Conception in Westhampton Beach. Memorial donations may be sent to East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978 or the Southold Historical Society, P.O. Box 1, Southold, NY 11971.