BOARDMAN Services will be held Monday morning at 11 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Boardman-Canfield Chapel for Albert Al Joseph Gallo Jr., who passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, and is now with his Lord and Savior in Heaven.
Al was born Sept. 2, 1951, the son of Dorothy Gallo and the late Albert Joseph Gallo Sr. in Washington, D.C.
He graduated from Indiana Area Senior High School (PA) in 1969.
Al started his career at Hills Department Store, working his way up from a stock clerk to assistant store manager to finally traveling the country opening new Hills stores. His last position at Hills took him to Niles, where he met his wife and best friend of 31 years, Patricia Staudacher Gallo. Upon leaving Hills, in 1978, Al started The Sound Shop Inc. which has now grown to a 5,000 square foot showroom in Canfield. Als home theater designs and installations are the recipient of nine Home Builders Association Awards of Excellence.
Al actively donated his time and resources to many area charities including Easter Seals, American Cancer Society, Downs Syndrome of the Valley, the Pregnancy Help Center and the Rich Center for Autism.
Al was an active long-time member of the Highway Tabernacle Church, where he served as both an usher and greeter.
In his spare time, Al blessed his family, friends and even strangers with his talent for cooking, truly one of Als passions and well honed abilities.
He will be deeply missed by his wife, Patricia Gallo; two daughters, Lauren Clarke, wife of Jeffrey Clarke of Canfield, and Eileen Newland, RN, BSN, wife of Nicholas Newland of Boardman; his mother, Dorothy Gallo of Indiana, Pa.; five sisters, Trish Ober of Pittsburgh, Carol Kuntz of Atlanta, Kathy Rose of Indiana, Pa., Margie Fisher of Delmont, Pa., and Linda Rupert of New Castle, Pa.; three brothers, Gregory Gallo of Indiana, Pa., Rich Gallo of Indiana, Pa. and Michael Gallo of Providence, R.I.
Friends and family may call at the Higgins Reardon Funeral Home, Boardman-Canfield on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 3 to 7 p.m. and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Monday.