Daniel Duane Galbreath was born in Klamath Falls, OR, on October 11, 1956, the fourth child of Corwin Frank and Josephine Emily (Brader) Galbreath. He grew up in Chemult, OR, and attended school in Gilchrist. He died on January 14, 2020, in Japan, after a short illness.
Daniel is survived by his wife, Tomoko (Hayano), of Fussa, Japan; his children Joseph Daniel Galbreath (Silver Springs, MD), Samuel Robert Galbreath (Fairborn, OH) and Katherine Rose Galbreath (Marcus Johnson) of Grand Forks, ND; brother James Frank Galbreath, Portland area; sister Darlene Marie (Stanley) Martindale, Winston, OR; brother Mark Alan Galbreath, Eugene, OR; nephews Douglas Shawn (Bobbi) Martindale, Keizer, OR; Bud Nathan Martindale, Roseburg, OR; Jacob (Gifty) Galbreath, El Paso, TX; niece Adrianna Galbreath, Chemult, OR; and great nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Corwin Frank (Jake) and Josephine Emily Galbreath, Chemult, OR; his brother, Robert “Bobby” Galbreath, Beaver Marsh, OR; and his grandparents.
Daniel was a proud veteran of the US Air Force where he successfully served in the communication career field for 21 years, reaching the rank of Master Sergeant. His Air Force career took him around the world, but his greatest accomplishment was his three children, whom he loved dearly; two were born in Germany and one in Texas. Through all of his travels, he loved Japan the most and spent the last 10 years working and living there.
Daniel was cremated in Japan and his daughter brought back his remains to be buried in Bonanza, OR, at his father's grave. This was Daniel’s wish-- to be buried with the man who raised him and with whom he had wonderful adventures when he was a young boy.
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