Jennis Roy Galloway, a retired Union Carbide Corp. executive and decorated World War II veteran, died of cancer May 1 at Mandrin Hospice House in Harwood. He was 94.
Mr. Galloway was born in Baltimore and raised on Lyndhurst Avenue. He was a 1932 graduate of Forest Park High School.
After earning a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in 1937, he went to work for National Carbon Co., a division of Union Carbide.
Mr. Galloway was sent to the Dutch East Indies, where he was plant manager of the company's Eveready battery plant in Batavia.
Commissioned a lieutenant in the Army in 1941, Mr. Galloway was sent to Java as a liaison officer at the Dutch army's general headquarters.
After being evacuated to Australia in 1942, he graduated from the Australian School for Military Intelligence and later was responsible for setting up the counterintelligence network in New Guinea.
Mr. Galloway was later promoted to theater commander of the Army Counterintelligence Corps., serving in the Philippines, Australia and Japan. He was discharged with the rank of lieutenant colonel in 1946, and his decorations included the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star.
He returned to National Carbon and was sent to India as a plant engineer. He was later promoted to managing director of Union Carbide India Ltd., and then transferred to New York City, after being named vice president of Union Carbide's international division.
In 1972, he retired as vice president of Union Carbide Eastern Inc., and later was recalled by the company to manage its tin mining and smelting plant in Thailand for two years
In 1974, he moved to Wye Mills. In 2002, he moved to William Hill Manor in Easton.
His wife of 58 years, the former Leatrice Bennett Perry, died in 2002.
Graveside services will be held at noon Saturday at Druid Ridge Cemetery, 7900 Park Heights Ave.
Surviving are two sons, Frederick R. Galloway of Riva and Peter E. Galloway of Wilton, Conn.; two daughters, Nancy L. Galloway of Annapolis and Susan G. Abrahams of Fairfield, Conn.; and seven grandchildren.