Adolph "Ady" J.P. Gales, was born November 18, 1933 in Wellenstien, Luxembourg. He entered into a new realm on August 15, 1994, finally beating the cancer he courageously fought.
True to his nature, he continued working at his job with Consolidated Freightways until the last possible day.Before immigrating to the U.S. in 1966, Ady managed the family vineyards along the Moselle River in Luxembourg. There he raised some of the finest wine grapes to be found anywhere. He brought his family to Chicago, Illinois in 1966 where he secured a job, driving long haul for Consolidated Freightways. He was transferred to Salt Lake City in 1971. Ady was the true "gentleman trucker".
When not on the road he was enjoying the fine dining at the families' "La Fleur De Lys" restaurant, where it was his pleasure to maintain the wine list.
Ady was an avid outdoorsman, he loved to hunt, although it seems he didn't like to shoot anything. He was a veteran backpacker, and fisherman. Mountain biking the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands was one of his passions; even two years before his death he completed the 120 mile ride, keeping up with trained riders half his age. Around campfires he was a wealth of stories about growing up during World War II, and life in the "Old Country".
He is survived by his wife, Margueritte; son, Roman; daughter-in-law, Vicky; grandson, Parker; sisters, Cecile and Germaine; as well as a large family in Europe.
He will be missed by friends and family alike, especially in the hard times when his strength won't be there to fall back on.
A wake celebrating his life will be held at the family home at 10077 S. Bell Canyon Circle, (3115 E.) Sandy, Utah, Wednesday, August 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Funeral directors, Larkin Sunset Gardens.
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