Kathleen Mary “Kathy” Galloway, (nee Carter) age 77, of Ocean City, passed away Wednesday May 12, 2021. Kathy was born in Burtonsville, Maryland, and grew up in Carroll County. She was the daughter of the late Harry “Butch” Carter.
She graduated from Sykesville High School and then opened Kathy’s Carpets in 1969, and then moved to Baltimore in 1977.
At that time, Kathy opened her store on Falls Road. She was the only woman in the flooring business. She sold all types of flooring and window treatments for residential and commercial.
She was the only woman owning a flooring business in at least eight sister states at the time. She owned the business for 32 years and said, “she loved the business, and it was always a pleasure to go to work.”
She attended many seminars and was always willing to help anyone. She belonged to many organizations, Women Helping Women, National Women’s Associations, Women’s Network of Baltimore, Local Business Association, and Floor Covering of America.
She volunteered for many organizations, community fundraisers for cancer, women’s groups and House of Ruth in Baltimore and Ocean City.
Kathy loved living in Ocean City with her husband and traveling all over the world, being out and about dancing and wearing her many hats that she loved.
Gary and Kathy bought many properties and renovated them, and she loved public auctions. There was never an auction Kathy did not love, per Gary.
She is survived by her devoted husband of over 40 years, Gary Galloway Sr.; daughter-in-law, Marcy Galloway; grandson, Patrick Galloway; granddaughter, Libby Galloway; Godson, Chris Unger and his wife, Theresa; her brother she never had, Michael Bowlin and his wife, Patricia; and many many wonderful friends.
She was preceded in death by her two stepchildren, Gary Galloway Jr. and Holly Galloway.
A celebration of life will be planned post covid in Baltimore and Ocean City.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to: Metaplastic Breast Cancer, Global Alliance Inc., 7 Bruce Road, Morganville, New Jersey 07751; Women Supporting Women, 1320 Belmont Ave, Suite 402, Salisbury, Maryland 21804; or to the charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent by visiting www.bishophastingsfh.com.