Megan Leigh Galloway-Cole
September 8, 1995 - November 17, 2023
ObituaryMegan Leigh Galloway-Cole, 28, of Astoria, New York passed away unexpectedly on November 17, 2023 as the result of a sudden cardiac event.
Megan was born on September 8, 1995 to Dr. Michael and Stacey Galloway in Dayton, Ohio. A decorated scholar athlete, Megan graduated from Greenville High School in Greenville, Ohio before beginning her college career as a basketball player at University of Detroit Mercy and finishing her time at Miami University with the RedHawk women’s basketball team.
After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Social Justice from Miami University, Megan moved to New York City and attended New York Law School. In 2022, she received her Juris Doctorate and began working as an attorney for the New York Law Department.
In 2022, Megan married her wife, Mackenzie Galloway-Cole, at a ceremony in Astoria, New York. They wed in the neighborhood where they met and built their life together.
Megan had an unparalleled love for life, and she poured her soul into every interest she explored. She found and developed a strong community everywhere she went, from Greenville to Miami University to New York City. Her lifelong love of basketball was infectious, and she was passionate about women in sports. She was an avid reader, and she found simple joy in playing the daily New York Times word games over a cup of coffee. She made friends with animals everywhere she went, and they could always sense her warmth. Megan had the biggest smile, the best laugh, and the most comforting hug.
She is survived by her wife, Mackenzie Galloway-Cole, her parents, Michael and Stacey Galloway, her siblings, Craig (Brianne) Galloway, Aimee (Nicholas) Kraft, Kimberlee (Darren) Leis, and Joshua Galloway, her grandmothers Bonnie Galloway and Anita Steinert, her great-grandmother Mary Margaret Kadel, her seven cherished nieces and nephews, and many other members of her large and loving family.
A celebration of life is scheduled for Saturday, December 2 in Astoria, New York at The Ditty, located at 3503 Ditmars Blvd, Queens, NY 11105. In lieu of flowers, Megan’s family would appreciate donations for a scholarship fund set up in her honor. The Megan L Galloway-Cole Memorial Scholarship Fund will support female student athletes at Greenville High School looking to pursue higher education. Please see below for information regarding scholarship donations:
Please make checks payable to “Megan L Galloway-Cole Scholarship Fund” and mail to:
5427 Horatio Harris Creek Rd.
Greenville, OH 45331
Venmo and PayPal:
Donations can be made on both Venmo and PayPal to the account @mgcscholarshipfund