Crystal (Lynn) Brchan Galloway, 67

by | Jan 20, 2024

A member of the EGHS Class of 1974

Submitted by the family

We regret to announce the passing of Crystal (Lynn) Brchan Galloway on Jan. 11.

She was born in Pensacola, Florida to Cmdr. Edwin D. Brchan (USN) and Evelyn Simpson Brchan and grew up in Hawaii, Washington, D.C., and East Greenwich, where she was a member of the EGHS Class of 1974. She was predeceased by both parents.

She is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Stuart Galloway, of Long Beach, Calif., and her brother Edwin Brchan, of Philadelphia, Penn. Also surviving Crystal are numerous cousins and other family members, plus many other in-laws and friends in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Spain, Malaysia, and particularly Bermuda (where she and Stuart first met and later on lived for several years, continuing to visit regularly). 

Stuart and Crystal lived in Rhode Island, then Bermuda, and finally Long Beach, Calif. They loved to travel and have friends and family all over the world. Crystal had a wonderful smile, which will be missed by everyone, and had an amazing talent for making and keeping friends. She was loved by all and was a kind and caring person. 

“Precious jewel, you glowed, you shone, reflecting all the good things in the world.” – Maya Angelou

A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 3, at St. Michael The Archangel Episcopal Church, 361 Richmond St., El Segundo, CA 90245-3729. 

In accordance with her wishes, colors are to be worn to her “Homegoing” service, and in lieu of flowers, please plant a tree in her memory wherever you can.

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Posted 1/20/24

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Bruce Mastracchio
Bruce Mastracchio
January 22, 2024 7:17 am

The world will be filled with trees and flowers. Rest in Peace.

Heidi Johnson
Heidi Johnson
January 24, 2024 9:11 am

Crystal was the loveliest person. I was so fortunate to call her my friend as we grew up during our high school years at St.Luke’s Church, singing in the teen choir and experiencing “fellowship” under the guidance of Pat Hallenbeck and Father Jim Knudson. We even took voice lessons together. Her mom and dad were great friends of my parents, and her mom took me under her wing to sell cosmetics, even bringing me to a conference of the cosmetics company (those ladies knew how to have fun!!). Over the years, Crystal and I would reconnect, and it would always be like coming home. Lisa Hoyer Johnson and her are now singing together in the holy choir of angels…two beautiful women who knew the definition of Christian love. ♥️🙏

Mary Forman
Mary Forman
January 25, 2024 8:49 am

Crystal and I were classmates at EGHS. I remember her as a sweet and kind person. My condolences to her family and all who loved her. She is gone too soon.

Anna Zaino
Anna Zaino
January 26, 2024 9:04 am

We are truly saddened to hear about Crystal’s death. We have fond memories of her and Stuart when they lived in R.I. and loved their annual newsletters detailing their travels. Crystal was a kind and gentle soul who will be missed.

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