Milton Andrew “Andy” Galyardt

Memorial services for Milton Andrew “Andy” Galyardt, 87, formerly of Lawrence and Naples, FL will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, December 23, 2019 at Village Presbyterian Church on Antioch, 14895 Antioch Rd, Overland Park, KS 66221. Andy passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the Santa Marta community in Olathe, KS. Private Family inurnment will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, KS.

Andy was born March 17, 1932 in Russell, KS to Milton and Helene Galyardt. He graduated from Russell High School in 1950 and attended Kansas State University where he received a B.S. in Business Administration in 1954. He was a member of Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity and Vice President of the class of 1954. After graduation he had an 11 year sales and management career with Mobil Oil Co. before he moved his family to Lawrence. Andy spent 42 years as a real estate broker and a Certified Property Manager with his own company. He served a three-year term on the Douglas County planning commission, was the 1976 chairman of the Lawrence United Way Fund Drive, was on the executive board, Heart of America Council, Boy Scouts of America, and on the Board of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. He was a 35 year volunteer at the Kansas Relays and in 1993 received the Mildred Clodfelter Award for volunteer service from The University of Kansas Alumni Association.

He was a proud K-Stater and in 1985 he and his wife, Cynthia, were named All-University Parents at Kansas State University. He was a life time member of the KSU Alumni Association and longtime donor to the Ahearn Fund and in 2005 established one of the Heartland scholarships. After retiring, he and Cynthia lived in Naples, FL where his passion was serving as a volunteer at all of the PGA golf tournaments held there and as a volunteer at The Conservancy of Southwest Florida.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Cynthia, daughter, Susan (Rob) Herwig, and sons Tom (Mary Jo) Galyardt and Mark (Susie) Galyardt, seven grandchildren, Amanda (Stephen) Lachky, Andrew (Emma) Herwig, Katelyn (Zach) Evans, Mark (fiancé Molly Bostwick) Herwig, Samantha (Cody) Naginey, Jackson Galyardt, Brock Galyardt, and great grandchildren Ava and Emmie Herwig, and Justin Lachky.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Kansas State University Foundation for the Galyardt Family Scholarship Fund, 1800 Kimball Ave, Suite 200, Manhattan, KS 66502 or may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

4 Condolences

  1. Marlene (McCoy) Bendon on December 11, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    So very very sorry to read this. Andy held a special place in my heart. I haven’t seen him for a couple of years but think of him often. I always asked about him when I talked to my friends at Santa Marta. Condolence to Cynthia and the rest of his family.

  2. Melonie Sullivan on December 20, 2019 at 11:26 am

    Dear Galyardt Family,

    I am sorry to learn that you have lost Andy. I hope you have happy memories of times with him to get you through the difficult times.


    Melonie Moore Sullivan

  3. Steven L. George on December 21, 2019 at 11:44 am

    Please accept my deepest condolences, l am so sorry for your loss.

  4. Joe Flannery on December 21, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    I ‘ll always remember Andy for his great, genuine smile.
    He was as positive a person as there was…..and one of the Great Catbackers
    of Douglas County.

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