Graduated from high school, Maysville.
He was the son of Edward Gallenstein and Luella Greenlee. Editor served in the United States Navy during World World War II in the Aleutian Islands. He belongs to the Cincinnati carvers guild.
On April 7, 2015 he died.
Before the war, Gallenstein had worked for several different newspapers in Northern Kentucky. Having been a woodcarver since 1935, he first heard about the National Wood Carvers Association in 1962, and was elected president in 1971.
Until his death, he was the Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Chip Chats. Editor Gallenstein explained basic wood carving to the Scouting Magazine in 2002.
According to him, there are three distinct ways of wood carving: relief carving, three-dimensional carving, and chip carving.
With United States Navy, 1944-1946, PTO. Member Cincinnati Chamber of C.
Married Lisa Mohrmann, May 12, 1956. Children: Lisa Catherine, Julia Ann, Edward Frederick, Christine Marie.