Elbert Gallemore Jr.

Dr. Elbert M. Gallemore, Jr., Ph.D. (1932-2012)
Dr. Elbert M. Gallemore, Jr.. passed away peacefully in Palos Verdes, California, on November 8, 2012 at the age of 80. He was born in Warrensburg, MO, he was brought up in Jefferson City, MO. As a child he was recognized for his smarts early on with an IQ of 192. At age five, he was already a professional pianist and played as a guest in the Philharmonic Orchestra in Missouri. He was also an electronic expert, starting his own TV and radio repair business at the age of 10 and receiving his first patent for an electrical display of the EKG at the age of 12. During high school, at the end of WW II, he attended Central Missouri State University. He then joined the US Navy as an officer and instructor where after he attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He fell 12 units short of graduation when he was a passenger in a serious private plane crash in 1957 and successfully recovered from his injuries and went on to become a well known TV and radio personality. He then met and married Doris Gallemore in the summer of 1954. They had a son together, Bruce Gallemore. After their divorce, he moved to Los Angeles, CA where he met the love of his life, Rose Hanna Gallemore. They married in 1963 and had two beautiful children, Dr. Ron P. Gallemore and Ronda Gallemore. In Hollywood he became a TV station engineer for each of the major networks, CBS, NBS then ABC-TV, where he retired. He was a #1 DJ working with the likes of "Charlie Tuna". He went back to school and attended the University of Southern California (USC) as well as Columbia University and received his masters and PHD degress in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. As part of this work he received his 20th patent for converting different energy forms using a computer regulatory mechanism, specifically an "APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF" (conversion of current or voltage specially adapted for use in electronic time-pieces with no moving parts G04G 19/02; systems for regulating electric or magnetic variables in general, e.g. using transformers, reactors or choke coils, combination of such systems with static converters G05F; for digital computers G06F 1/00; transformers H01F; connection or control of one converter with regard to conjoint operation with a similar or other source of supply H02J; dynamo-electric converters H02K 47/00; controlling transformers, reactors or choke coils, control or regulation of electric motors, generators or dynamo-electric converters H02P; pulse generators H03K). He sold the patent to General Electric to help support his family and nurture their growth. He was happily married for 48 years to Rose Hanna Gallemore and was blessed to be able to witness all of his children grow to accomplish successful careers, Bruce Gallemore, a Petroleum Engineer who works around the world in oil exploration to reduce U.S. dependency of foreign sources, Ron P. Gallemore, an internationally recognized Scientist and world renowned Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon and Ronda Gallemore, a well known artist and jewelry designer. Dr. Elbert Gallemore was the son of Elbert M. Gallemore Sr. who was a successful building contractor and recognized for his achievements in Missouri where he built many of the elementary schools as well as the streets that still remain there today. His mother was an accomplished author and writer, Clara Gertrude Walker, who was recognized for having written many books despite having a blinding disability known as Retinitis Pigmentosa. Her life and writings, particularly her book, "Once I was blind" inspired her grandson, Dr. Ron P. Gallemore to pursue a career in Medicine with a subspeciality in Retina. His sister Dorothy Gallemore, was a inventive chemist, and his late sister Clara, a University Professor for CMSU. Dr. Elbert Gallemore lost his wife on August 28, 2012 and now he joins her in eternity after passing from a broken heart on November 8, 2012. He will be remembered for his accomplishments but more so for his kind heart and uplifting humorous personality. His motto throughout his life was "One Day at a Time". May his soul rest in peace. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.


Published in Daily Breeze from Nov. 17 to Nov. 19, 2012