OBITUARY

Phillip Michael Gallo

7 June , 19443 June , 2019
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Phillip Michael Gallo, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019.

Born in Queens, raised in Brooklyn, NY. Phil proudly served his country for 4.5 years in the US Army and trained at Fort Benning, GA in the 38th Infantry, 11th Air Assault division in 1963-1964. He served in S. Korea and Vietnam. After his discharge in 1967, Phil landed a job with Eastern Airlines, becoming a commercial pilot. He obtained his Masters Degree at Barry University in Miami, FL. He started his own aviation company, sold aviation equipment and trained pilots all over the world, including Egypt, South America, and the Dominican Republic. He sold the aviation company and started a Photo Marker business. He later went into the Automotive sales industry as a sales manager and general manager in Spartanburg, SC.

Surviving are his wife, Susan Gallo; daughter AnnMarie Gallo (Jeff Drubych); son Jerry Gallo (Gina); grandchildren Tyler, Bradley, Racquel and Matthew; sisters Marie (Jimmy) Persise, Annie Gallo and Irene (Steve) Takausian; nieces Courtney (Scott) Kulley, Taylor Rose Takausian, Marie Helena Gallo-Edwards (Colin) and Lisa Nieds (David) and their son Matthew; nephews Steven Takausian, Jerry Simshauser and Joseph Valela (Carla), their daughter Brianna (Chris) Gonzalez, their daughter Eleia; and his two feline companions Cosmo and Lola Belle.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerard and Anna Gallo; and brother, John Gallo.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 PM on Sunday and 10:30 to 11:30 AM on Monday at the funeral home.

A Memorial Service will be at 11:30 AM on Monday, June 10, 2019 at the funeral home with Rev. Dwight Kilbourne officiating. Inurnment will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans at https://secure.dav.org

Arrangements are by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.chattanoogavalleyviewchapel.com.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, 9 June , 2019
  • Visitation Monday, 10 June , 2019
  • Memorial Service Monday, 10 June , 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, 10 June , 2019

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Jackie Martin

10 June 2019

So sorry to hear of Phil's passing. I have fond memories of him, worked with him when he was a sales manager at dealership
in Spartanburg, SC. May God bless and comfort you during this difficult time.

jackie martin

10 June 2019

Phil was a very special person, i worked with him when he was sales manager at a dealership in Spartanburg, SC.
Very fond memories of him, was a great friend. May God comfort you during this difficult time. So sorry to hear of Phil's
passing.

Shelly Sessa

10 June 2019

We were so very sorry to hear of Phil’s passing and our hearts are with you and all of the family. Although we only had the pleasure of getting to meet Phil that one time we could clearly see what a lovely man he was and I especially could see just how very very much he loved you Sue. That is what I remember the most. He was a lovely person and our prayers are with you.

Steve Simshauser

6 June 2019

In tribute to brother-in-law Phil Gallo, a man I deeply respected and admired.
Whatever may happen in the hereafter, my deep wishes for the best to you.
Thank-you for the love and care you showed my sister.
You are one of the reasons I am proud to work in the aerospace/aviation industry.

Lou Varga

6 June 2019

Phil was an awesome man
He was a true hero in his service to his country and in the manner in which he lived his life. My family and I loved Phil. He was devoted to Sue and has wonderful experiences with her. To say Phil will be missed is an understatement. Those of us who knew him are richer for having him in our lives. Bon voyage and rest in love and peace my friend.

Kathy Fulton

4 June 2019

The kindest man ! Enjoyed socializing with Susan and Phil from time to time at track club events . Rest In Peace , you will be missed !

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Biography

Phillip Michael Gallo, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019.

Born in Queens, raised in Brooklyn, NY. Phil proudly served his country for 4.5 years in the US Army and trained at Fort Benning, GA in the 38th Infantry, 11th Air Assault division in 1963-1964. He served in S. Korea and Vietnam. After his discharge in 1967, Phil landed a job with Eastern Airlines, becoming a commercial pilot. He obtained his Masters Degree at Barry University in Miami, FL. He started his own aviation company, sold aviation equipment and trained pilots all over the world, including Egypt, South America, and the Dominican Republic. He sold the aviation company and started a Photo Marker business. He later went into the Automotive sales industry as a sales manager and general manager in Spartanburg, SC.

Surviving are his wife, Susan Gallo; daughter AnnMarie Gallo (Jeff Drubych); son Jerry Gallo (Gina); grandchildren Tyler, Bradley, Racquel and Matthew; sisters Marie (Jimmy) Persise, Annie Gallo and Irene (Steve) Takausian; nieces Courtney (Scott) Kulley, Taylor Rose Takausian, Marie Helena Gallo-Edwards (Colin) and Lisa Nieds (David) and their son Matthew; nephews Steven Takausian, Jerry Simshauser and Joseph Valela (Carla), their daughter Brianna (Chris) Gonzalez, their daughter Eleia; and his two feline companions Cosmo and Lola Belle.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerard and Anna Gallo; and brother, John Gallo.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 PM on Sunday and 10:30 to 11:30 AM on Monday at the funeral home.

A Memorial Service will be at 11:30 AM on Monday, June 10, 2019 at the funeral home with Rev. Dwight Kilbourne officiating. Inurnment will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans at https://secure.dav.org

Arrangements are by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.chattanoogavalleyviewchapel.com.