GALLO, William James, 77, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Sunday, November 23, 2008 in Bishop Joseph H. Hodges Continuous Care, Wheeling.
Bill was born June 25, 1931 in Pittsburgh, Pa., a son of the late Angelo and Florence Farrina Gallo. He retired in 1997 from Graybar Electric Co., Wheeling, where he was Branch Manager, and was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and Saints and Sinners. In addition, he enjoyed golfing and was an avid Steelers fan.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Rita S. Sobieralski Gallo; a brother, Frank C. Gallo and his wife, Ruth of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Clara M. Kopyar and her husband, Gene of Minneapolis, Minn.; a brother-in-law, Regis Sobers and his wife, Jymie of Hilton Head, S.C.; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and God children, all of whom he loved dearly; and a host of friends.
Friends will be received from 6-8 pm, Monday, and 2-4 and 6-8 pm, Tuesday, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am, Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with the Rev. James McGoldrick and Rev. John Beckley as celebrants. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Bridgeville, Pa.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.