LAKE PLACID - Robert Joseph Gallo, 66, of Jersey Drive, Lake Placid, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, following a short illness.
He was born Feb. 22, 1946, in Saranac Lake, the son of Charles D. and Salina C. (Muncil) Gallo. Bob graduated from Lake Placid High School in 1966. He was employed by New York State Department of Transportation from October 1967 until his retirement in April 2001 as Highway Maintenance Supervisor.
He married Linda M. Morency on July 20, 1974, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Lake Placid.
Bob treasured the time he spent with his grandchildren who were the apples of his eye. His hobbies and interests were gun collecting, gunsmithing and working around his camp. He loved the Civil War era and enjoyed traveling to the Gettysburg area every year.
He is survived by his wife Linda; two sons, David Gallo and his wife Emily of Bloomingdale and Robert Gallo and his fiancee Rebecca Minor of Bargaintown, N.J.; his grandchildren: Aaron and Brendon Gallo of Bloomingdale, and Justin, Mason and Sophia Gallo and Peyton Minor of Bargaintown, N.J.; a brother, Charles Gallo and his wife Elizabeth of Lake Placid; a sister, Lorraine Tyler and her husband Jerry of Raleigh, N.C.; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Nancy and Timothy Curran of St. Petersburg, Fla.; aunts, Helen Muncil of Saranac Lake, and Johanna Brewster of Lake Placid; nieces and nephews, Tara Lounsberry and Chad Tyler of Raleigh, N.C., Michael Curran of Jacksonville, Fla., and Jamie Curran of Portland, Ore.; and numerous cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents, his mother-in-law and father-in-law George and Reiko Morency; a son, Thomas Gallo, and a brother, Michael Phillips.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 18, at M.B. Clark Inc. Funeral Home in Lake Placid. A Bible Vigil will be held at 8:45 p.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held noon Saturday, May 19, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid, with Father John Yonkovig officiating. Burial will follow at North Elba Cemetery.
At the request of the family, anyone wishing to remember Bob may make donations to the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 107, Lake Placid, NY 12946.
Friends are invited to "light a candle" and leave thoughts, memories and prayers on the website at www.mbclarkfuneralhome.com.