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  • Obit: Austin Galentine

  • Austin E. “Ned” Galentine, 80, of Greenwood, passed into heaven on  Wednesday, May 30, 2012 after a short stay at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford Delaware.  Born in Amesbury, Massachusetts, he is the son of the late Paul Guy Galentine and Bessie Noyes Galentine.  He was preceded in death by his brother Brigadier General Paul G. Galentine.


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  • Austin E. “Ned” Galentine, 80, of Greenwood, passed into heaven on  Wednesday, May 30, 2012 after a short stay at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford Delaware.  Born in Amesbury, Massachusetts, he is the son of the late Paul Guy Galentine and Bessie Noyes Galentine.  He was preceded in death by his brother Brigadier General Paul G. Galentine.
    Mr. Galentine served with the 2nd Infantry Division in the US Army during the Korean War in 1951 and 1952 and continued serving until June 1954. He is a member of the Korean War Veterans Alliance.  Upon returning to the United States he began his Harness Racing Career with his Stepfather Henry Clukey.  His career spanned more than 3 decades, racing at harness tracks throughout the East Coast, New England States and Canada.  He was a Standardbred owner, trainer and driver and earned the distinction of Leading Driver.  He amassed over 793 racing career wins. His infamous love of training and racing trotters led him to the upset victory over his long-time friend Stanley Dancer’s horse with “Mr. Regal” during Grand Circuit week at Brandywine Raceway in 1971, a ride he never forgot. He remained a member of the United State Trotting Association for over 60 years.
    He retired from the sulky in August 1981 to embrace his position in the judges’ stand.  With his longtime knowledge and love of Harness Racing he quickly became Presiding Judge for the Delaware and Maryland Race Tracks, Dover Downs, Brandywine, Harrington Raceway and Ocean Downs.  Prior to his retirement he was Presiding Judge for Rosecroft Raceway in Rosecroft, Maryland.
    He was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church in Milford, Delaware.
    He is survived by his loving companion of 30 years, Susan Stamper, a son Daniel E. Galentine, a daughter Peni G. Warren and her husband Melville, two grandchildren Austin Chase Warren and Robert Cameron Warren as well as nephews Dr. Paul Galentine of Charlotte, North Carolina, Blade of Alexandria, Virginia, David of Washington and Chad of Texas. He will be dearly missed by all his family and friends.
    A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Christ Episcopal Church, 200 Church Avenue, Milford, Delaware.  Interment will be private at Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington, Delaware at a later date.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, 200 Church Street, Milford, DE  19963.  Arrangements handled by Berry-Short Funeral Home, Milford, Delaware.
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