OBITUARY

Frederick "Fred" Edward Gallo Sr.

May 31, 1943January 16, 2019
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Frederick Edward “Fred” Gallo, Sr., 75, of Miamisburg, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in his home. He was born May 31, 1943 in Hoboken, New Jersey, the son of Orlando and Helen (Vernaglia) Gallo. Fred taught American History at Jefferson High School for 32 ½ years before retiring in 1999. He served as senior class advisor for 30 years and kept score for the boys basketball team for nearly 30 years. Fred was honored with multiple teaching awards and many examples of appreciation from students for his dedication and patient guidance. He was an active member of Our Lady of Good Hope Church where he was an usher and a Eucharistic minister. Fred enjoyed American history, turtles, NASCAR and was an avid reader. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Caroline (Weaver) Gallo; children, Deborah Gallo, Frederick “Rick” Gallo Jr., and Elizabeth (Robert) Manifold; grandchildren, Lucas and Joshua Manifold; brother, Dominic (Michelle) Gallo; brother-in-law, Bill (Vickie) Weaver; sister-in-law, Dorothy Weaver; as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Fred was preceded in death by his parents and his half-brother, Dominic Gallo. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 PM on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at GEBHART-SCHMIDT-PARRAMORE Funeral Home, Miamisburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday at Our Lady of Good Hope Church, 6 S. Third St, Miamisburg, OH 45342. Burial will follow at Hillgrove Cemetery, Miamisburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Parkinson Foundation, 325 North Third St, Fairborn, OH 45324. Personal condolences may be expressed to the family at www.gebhartschmidtparramore.com

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Services

  • Gathering of Family & Friends Tuesday, January 22, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, January 23, 2019
REMEMBERING

Frederick "Fred" Edward Gallo Sr.

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Shalonda Harden

January 24, 2019

I remember working with Mr. Gallo by being the Senior class Treasurer (1981 class). Mr. Gallo always made sure the class officers knew their jobs, and had great expectations for our class goals and individual goals. He had no problems mentoring or getting students in line....he really cared for us and that's why the student body loves him. Mr. Gallo will truly be missed.

JAMES & JEANETTE Belvo

January 23, 2019

To Carolyn and family. You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of Fred's presence. He lives in your hearts and all the people whose lives were touched by such a good man. We remember a kind and gentle person who also liked to laugh a lot. There are some special people that give so much to the world around them and Fred was certainly blessed with that ability. Even though your hearts are heavy, remember that those who live in the Lord, never see each other for the last time.
Sincerely,
Jim & Jeanette Belvo

Rickey Shyne

January 21, 2019

To the Gallo Family:

Mr. Gallo was a committed, passionate and remarkable educator and more importantly a caring and compassionate human being. Mr. Gallo challenged everyone of his students to be better and my siblings and I learned so much about history and life from him. Thank you for sharing Mr. G with us and may God grant His grace, peace, comfort and love now and in the days to come.

Mona Grant-Holmes (Smith)

January 20, 2019

To Mrs. Gallo and family. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Mr. Gallo was one of my inspirations. He taught history and life. He was kind, considerate, thoughtful, and genuine. He will be missed, but I am so glad God placed him in my life. Rest in Heaven, Mr. Gallo.

Mona (Smith) Grant-Holmes
Jefferson Class of 1970

Latasha Jones

January 20, 2019

On January 16th, we lost a true angel. Mr. Galo was one of those teachers that left a life long impression on u. Yes, he taught History but prepared u for the future. A successful future at that. He not only taught myself. But my mom also n many of my aunts n uncles. This is a sad day and my thoughts n prayers go out to the Gallo family n friends.😢❤️🙏 Mr. Gallo ur beautiful spirit will b missed dearly. Thank u for being an inspiration and caring so much. Thank you so much to his family and friends for sharing him with all of us for all of these years. God Bless You All🙏🙏❤️

Sherry Scott

January 20, 2019

I remember Mr. Gallo as my American History teacher at Jefferson Township High School. I don't remember ever being bored in his class. I learned a lot of history. I still remember the term paper I wrote on Japanese American concentration camps when in his class. I see that he impacted many lives during his time at Jefferson. My sympathy to his family.

With love,
Sherry Ann Scott

Thomas Maddox

January 19, 2019

Mr. Gallo was great in my life we will all miss him at Jefferson he taught us all and not only what they teach us he was a friend he was a mentor he was all that and some,SMILING, It was a joy when I picked him up to take him to the hospital to his doctor's appointment I truly think about him all the time . He truly will be missed. WE LOVE YOU MISTER GALLO, JT for life, THOMAS MADDOX ( PAT BOONE) CLASS OF 1976...MUCH LOVE TO MRS.GALLO AND FAMILY.....

Denise Johnson-Scott

January 19, 2019

Mr. Gallo was one of my favorite teachers. He definitely had a deep passion for teaching especially American History, he made you feel as though you were actually at the scene of what was unfolding! I had never taken so many notes in my life, I always carried an “A+” in his class. I loved to sew and Mr. Gallo was my first customer, altering the hems of his suit pants. He was a great man. RIP Mr. Gallo🙏🏾
Class of 1978

Duane Young

January 19, 2019

Mr. Gallo,

My heart is heavy right now at the thought of you not being amongst us any longer. You My Dear Friend, Mentor and Life Lessons Teacher. As Senior Class President I got to spend so much time with you just talking. You telling me I had a voice in this world and that it would be a shame if I didn't use it was the best advice I've ever been given and to this day I make sure I am heard. You were an inspiration to us all. Our AP History class was always a blast. You kept us interested and wanting to know more, and that Sir is what a Teacher strives to do. You will truly be missed. Do me one last favor, say Hello to my Grandmother and My other Mentor Mrs. Dorothy Smith. Rest Well

Your Favorite Snowman

Esther Lynette Williams, Ph.D.

January 19, 2019

To the Gallo Family:

May you find peace in knowing that he is at peace.

“Be prepared. Be organized. Be observant.” That was the advice Mr. Gallo gave me when I returned to Jefferson in the late seventies as a teacher-in-training to observe his classroom. That advice guided me well during my 35-year career as a history/social studies teacher.

Thank you, Mr. Gallo. You were the best history teacher ever!

Esther Lynette Williams, Ph.D.
Jefferson Twp. High School
Class of 1973

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