Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

205 East Middle Street, Williamston, MI


Dave Palazzolo

January 12, 1958October 14, 2017

David G. Palazzolo, 59, of Williamston, MI passed away October 14, 2017. He was born January 12, 1958 in Detroit, MI to Gasper and Patricia Palazzolo. Dave was the oldest of 7 brothers. He lived most of his life in Williamston, graduating from Williamston High School. Dave worked for the Michigan Supreme Court as a Court Crier. He was a family man, a devoted husband and father. Dave was a friend to everyone and enjoyed the small things in life. He was known as a hard worker and a “jack of all trades” and was praised as a leader. He was also an excellent cook. Dave loved outdoor pursuits including hunting, fishing, and gardening.

He leaves behind his wife of 39 years, Lori; parents, Gasper and Pat; son, Matthew (Tracy); daughters, Anne (Kevin), Mary (Juan); grandchildren, Caiden, Casimir, Ruby, Rose, Erica, Micah; siblings, Bob (Collette), Tom (Darcy), John (Nancy), Joe (Lisa), Jim (Kandi), Bill (Missy); and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive visitors Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 205 E. Middle St., Williamston, MI. A funeral mass will take place 11:00 am Wednesday October 18, 2017 with visitation one hour prior at St. Mary Catholic Church, 157 High St., Williamston, MI.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.grwilliamston.com


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 17, 2017
  • Visitation Wednesday, October 18, 2017
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, October 18, 2017


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charmelle Gadd

November 29, 2017

Gasper Im so so sorry to hear about Dave passing away. its been so long since we have talked but you are looking great in your family picture. Love and Prayers, Charmelle


October 27, 2017

October 22, 2017

We are so very sorry to hear about Dave. Our sincere sympathy goes out his entire family.
Fran and Bill Beers

Janeice Morrow

October 21, 2017

I had the pleasure of working with Dave at the Court of Appeals for many years. I remember him as one of the kindest and most pleasant people at the Court. My heart and prayers go out to you all during this time. No doubt the loss of him in your lives will be tremendous and I pray that time will ease your pain. It was an honor to know him and work with him. Work life was always a little brighter having his smiling face around.

Kevin Chrysler

October 20, 2017

Dave was an outstanding man. I've always felt welcome and accepted by him, even when I disappeared with his boat, for hours, often... Even when we crossed paths before our morning coffee.
I am proud, and lucky, to be a part of his family and his legacy. I'm glad to have so many great memories with Dave. Outstanding man indeed.

James Risdon

October 20, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with Lori and the entire Palazzolo family.

Darleen Ringe

October 18, 2017

I sure enjoyed working with Dave for close to 19 years. I had no clue 6/1/17 was my last day working for JIS I didn't have the chance to say goodbye to anyone...I would have definitely said goodbye to you. So I will not say goodbye...just see you soon. Dave was a wonderful person to work with, had great ideas on handling situations, had some great advice with a twist of humor. Prayers for all of Dave's family and friends.

Mary Chartier

October 18, 2017

Dave smiled and laughed easily. He made everyone's day brighter and better. He was a great man, and he will be missed. My sincere condolences.

Robyn Cline

October 18, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with Lori and the entire Palazzolo family.

Charmaine Johnson (McDonald-Loudenslager)

October 18, 2017

It is well with my soul. I can hear Dave saying this. I worked with Dave, also at the Court of Appeals, and a kinder, gentle, square-shooter of a man I have yet to meet....what a shame we express what we have always felt after the person cannot hear the words. It must be true that the Lord needs the very best of us earlier than the rest of us. He was so rich....filled with the love of family and friends. Dave touched many hearts and one was mine. Kind, kind man. Soon your sadness will turn to loving and warm memories. I am honored to have known him.