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Brookside Funeral Home-Cypress Creek

9149 Highway 6 North, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Stephen Charles Gallo

July 7, 1917January 12, 2020
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Stephen Charles Gallo went to be with the Lord on January 12, 2020 in Houston, Texas at the age of 102. He was born in South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on July 7, 1917. Stephen was married to Rita Dick for 66 years. They had three children, Monica Treuil, Rosanne Haskett and son-in-law Michael Haskett, all of Houston, TX; William Gallo of Hellertown, PA; two grandchildren, Amber McCartney of Austin, TX and Kristin Fuentes of Midland, TX and five great-grandchildren.Stephen is preceded in death by his wife, Rita; parents Anna and Louis Gallo; sister, Rose Gallo; brothers, Louis, Michael, Joseph and Charlie; granddaughter, Christine Gallo. Stephen was in the US Army during WWII in Europe as a Medical Technician transported on the Queen Mary. He was honorably recognized with a bronze star medal, a good conduct medal and a European African Middle Eastern Service Medal. He was interviewed and is recorded as a WWII Veteran in the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Stephen worked at the Bethlehem Steel in Bethlehem, PA. for almost 34 years. It was at the Bethlehem Steel that he met Rita and they were married on April 23, 1949.

Steve was a quiet and kind man. His activities in school were basketball and radio electrician. He participated in competitive running where he received medals from New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He also received a medal from SS Cyril Methodius for the Slovaks Celebrate for The Advent. He was a member of the Slovak Catholic Sokol in PA. Steve loved to read. One of his favorite authors was Agatha Christie. He especially loved taking his family camping every summer around the country. He enjoyed talking to other people in the campgrounds. Steve’s favorite places were Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Park.

After retirement, Steve and his family moved to Beaumont, TX. They relocated to San Diego, CA for three years prior to making Houston, Texas their home in 1989. Stephen and Rita had been parishioners of Saint Edith Stein Catholic Church since 2004.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, January 21, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • Committal Service Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • Interment with Military Honors Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Memories

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Kenny Dick

January 22, 2020

Goodbye Uncle Steve,
Rest In Peace.
We will miss you.
Love,
Kenny & Kathy & Family

Alice Hejl

January 22, 2020

Christine, I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. You and your family are in my prayers.

Alice Hejl

Marie-Pierre Nailor

January 18, 2020

Stephen was such a beautiful soul. His two wonderful daughters Rosanne and Monica worshipped their father and took such good care of him after their mom passed away. Every time I saw Steve , he always greeted me with a big smile and most of the time he had a book in his hand. May God bless him and his two daughters who were devoted to him. I know Steve you are next to Rita now and now you will be both watching over your family.

Leamarie Hayes

January 18, 2020

Great Uncle Stevie,
Although we lived across the country from each other, my favorite memories of you from when I was a little girl were your laughter and big smile. We always joked that you have a Baby Face. I am thankful you lived a long healthy life, but even better, now you get to join your beloved wife and Holy Savior in the greatest paradise of all.

Thinking of you, Roseann and Monica
Love you all!

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