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Edwin Galarza

Edwin Gustavo Galarza

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Obituary

Edwin G. Galarza, 63, of Stamford, Connecticut, passed away on March 29, 2020 at Stamford Hospital.

Edwin was born on April 17, 1956, in Quito, Ecuador, son of the late Emma and Reimberto Galarza, the ninth of ten children. After completing his education in Ecuador, Edwin started his financial career as co-owner of Galarza Asociados, where he worked for 15 years before moving to Stamford, CT in 1988 with his wife and oldest daughter. His son and youngest daughter were born in Stamford. He joined TechnoServe, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting poverty in developing countries, where he played various roles, including Acting CFO, over the next 30 years.

Those who came to know Edwin will remember him most for his enormous heart. He never hesitated to give his time and effort, love and support. He shared his infinite wisdom on seemingly any topic, without ever asking for anything in return. Edwin’s kindness radiated through his warm hugs, contagious smile and positive energy. He had a way of making everyone around him feel special, welcomed and appreciated. Above everything, Edwin was a devoted family man - a loving husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. His loss leaves a tremendous void in the lives of many, but also a far-reaching legacy that will never be forgotten.

Edwin is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mabelle Montufar-Galarza; his daughter and son-in law, Jennifer and Darnell Michel and granddaughter Sophia Reign; son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Pamela Galarza and granddaughter Emma Riley; daughter, Amy Galarza; sisters, Nery Maldonado and Laura Arteaga; brothers, Mario, Nelson, Cesar, Enrique and Marco Galarza. In addition to his parents, Edwin is preceded in death by sister, Cecilia and brother, Oswaldo Galarza.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in his honor to www.technoserve.org/donate. A memorial in celebration of Edwin’s life will be scheduled at a later date.
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    Will be held by the Galarza family privately
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    STAMFORD, CT
    Notes
    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, funeral services for Edwin Galarza will be held privately. The Galarza family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers. A celebration of Edwin's life will be held at a later date and will be posted to this website. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in his honor to www.technoserve.org/donate

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Christine Montufar

Posted at 03:46pm
Edwin, you were a calm & peaceful strength for so many...you didn't even know. I'm so lucky I got call you my brother-in-law. I'm so grateful I got to see, first hand, what a great husband, father, brother, friend & grandpa you were. You set a standard for us all, & may we always honor your memory by striving to reach those loving heights. I will miss you kindness, joy, sense of humor, & your big hugs that always made you feel loved.
JB

Jennifer Bullard Broggini

Posted at 03:04pm
Everyone from TechnoServe will miss Edwin's smile and warm heart.
ML

Marcelo Lopez

Posted at 09:42am
Compartimos este grán dolor con toda la familia Galarza, Mabel, sus hijos, familia López, por la partida de nuestro querido primo Edwin, siempre estará en nuestras mentes.
CG

Cesar Galarza

Posted at 08:40pm
Adored brother: This is an unexpected departure, you leave us many examples of life. We are remembering you for your outstanding human qualities with family and friends. Everyone remembers you with those qualities. We will miss you very much and I know that we will meet in heaven. You're way ahead of us. We love you forever. Cesar
VC

Vicky Crust

Posted at 11:11pm
Until we see you again and celebrate all together in heaven. R.i.p Edwin❤
Lifting the Galarza family in prayer during this very difficult time. Such a great loss.
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