Matthew Stephen Galbraith

Matthew Stephen Galbraith, 31, passed away at home on Monday, December 2, 2019. Born on August 14, 1988 in Schenectady, he was a life-long area resident and son of John A. and Elaine (Plummer) Galbraith.

Matthew was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School and worked as a Sales Manager at Cellular Sales in Malta and Queensbury. He loved tea and all things tea, video games and game night with his friends. Matthew was a voracious reader and also a talented writer. He enjoyed playing golf and participating in triathlons.

Matthew was predeceased by his father, John A. Galbraith. He is survived by his mother, Elaine P. Galbraith of Ballston Spa; his sisters, Katelyn Galbraith and Kristyn Galbraith both of Ballston Spa; and his brother, Michael Galbraith of Albany.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30am on Saturday, December 7 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow at Ballston Spa Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 5pm to 7pm Friday, December 6 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions may be made in Matthew’s name to the charity of one’s choice.

Guest Book

Marianne Kawecki

Elaine, So sorry to hear of the passing of your son, Matt. Condolences & prayers to you and your family

Marilyn (Mimi) Young

Dear Elaine and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Matthew was a very industrious your man and greatly admired by his big brother who will miss him very much.

Steve Woodard

I am deeply saddened to hear of Matthew's passing. I was a customer of his for four years and there was not a nicer nor more knowledgeable person at his shop. We would talk about his cat, Maxamillion, and his love of sci-fi movies. My deepest condolences extend to his family and friends.

Betsy Dumas


I am so sorry to hear about the sudden loss of your son Matt.
Condolences to his siblings and extended family as well.
I will keep you in my prayers.


Betsy Dumas

Kristen Goodmore

To the Galbraith Family,

We are heartbroken to hear of your loss. May your beautiful family memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.

With love,
The Brockmann and Goodmore Families

Jeanne Junjulas

Elaine and family,

I am so so sorry to hear of your loss. I’m sure he was a very special man. I will be praying for your family and sending warm hugs.

Jeanne J.

Jean Loewenstein

Dear Elaine, Katelyn, Kristyn and Michael,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss- I can't imagine the pain you are facing. We just saw Matt this past weekend- he was the sunny, friendly, free spirit I remember from high school. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you as you move through this difficult time.

Rick and Jean Loewenstein

Tammy Ballestero

To the Galbraith Family -

Other than to say how very sorry we are for your loss of Matthew, there are no words to convey our sincere sympathy to you.

Our daughter, Victoria, enjoyed a great deal of time lifeguarding at the high school pool with Matt and Kristyn, as well as endless miles run in cross country, etc. Matt worked at PJ's with Victoria. He was there to cheer her on for her first marathon.

We'll never forget what a gentlemen he was in asking Victoria to his prom. They looked beautiful!

Matt loved his family and friends. He supported them. His heart was big and his smile bigger. He was quirky and fun!

He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. We're better for having known him.

With heartfelt sympathy,

Tammy and Antonio Ballestero