John F. Gallo
13 November, 1930 – 21 February, 2021
John F. Gallo of Washington Township, formerly of Ridgefield Park, passed away peacefully on February 21, 2021 surrounded by all the love of his family. John was born in Jersey City and was the son of Donato and Emilia Gallo. John is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Pat, and his beloved daughters, Pam Grosso (Michael), Nancy LaTorre ( Tom) and Barbara DeLuise (Mike), as well as his cherished grandchildren Tommy(Gillian) and Danny LaTorre, Nicole and Danielle DeLuise , Michael (Audra), Steven and Lauren Grosso and 4 great grandchildren, Amelia, Vienna, Gabriella and Thomas. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. John was an Electrical Engineer with Union Carbide Corporation before retiring. He also worked at SMS Concast. John designed steel cutting equipment for the steel industry and worked on many national and international projects during his career. John proudly served in the Army during the Korean War and was the recipient of 2 Bronze Stars for valor. He was a member of the American Legion Post 162 Hillsdale. John was retired from the Ridgefield Park Fire Department, having served 28 years with Truck 2. John was a faithful member of the St John the Baptist parish in Hillsdale. John will be remembered for his gentleness and love of God, family, and country. He was a NY Giants and Mets fan and had a love of classical music especially opera. The family will receive family and friends on Wednesday, February 24th from 4-8 pm. A Mass celebrating John’s life and faith will be held on Thursday, February 25th at 10 am at St John the Baptist RC Church in Hilldale. Burial will be privately attended by John’s family. Those who wish, may make a donation in John’s memory to his favorite charity, St, Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
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15 March 2021
Heaven receives the most gentle of gentlemen. Rest In Peace Mr. Gallo. Thank you for all that you brought to us in our beloved RP.
Fran and Alan Robinson
24 February 2021
So sad to say goodbye to our dear friend, John. He was a warm, intelligent, good, loving and a true gentle man.
We will miss our times with him at a local restaurant where we often met for dinner and always enjoyed being with John and Pat.
Our deep condolences to Pat, all the children, grandchildren and great grandkids, other family and those who are fortunate to have had John in their lives.
Rest In Peace John. Your memory will be a blessing.
Tom & Jan Conklin
24 February 2021
Dear Pat and Family; Jan & I want to extend our sympathy on John’s
passing. To us, John was — a great neighbor
a great walker
a great puzzle doer
And most of all, a Great Friend
Sincerely, Jan & Tom Conklin
23 February 2021
Our prayers to the Gallo family. God blessed Mr. Gallo with a full life. May he rest in peace. Love Elaine an Ben DiManno