John L. “Jack” Gallo Sr., 74, of Shenandoah, passed away Wednesday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street.
Born in Shenandoah, Feb. 4, 1943, he was a son of the late Frank Gallo Sr. and Margaret “Marge” Zurko Gallo.
He was a 1961 graduate of Mahanoy Area High School.
On April 11, 1964, in the former St. Stanislaus Church, Shenandoah, he married the former Dolores Swantek, who survives.
Jack retired from the former Boly’s Ironworks, Shenandoah, and was a member of the Ironworkers Union Local 489.
He was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah, formerly St. Stanislaus Church, and its former Holy Name Society and the Jerry Wolman Northern Anthracite Chapter Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. He was also a former member of the Elks Lodge, Frackville. Jack was a former coach of the Shenandoah Midget Football team and the boys and girls CYO basketball teams.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were two brothers, Frank Gallo Jr. and Gary Gallo, and a sister, Gloria Gallo.
Surviving, in addition to his wife of 53 years, Dolores Gallo, are two sons, John L. Gallo Jr. and his wife, Denise, Shenandoah, and Anthony Gallo and his wife, Roxanne, Mahanoy City; three grandsons, Jacob, Justin and James Gallo, Shenandoah; a granddaughter, Lakelyn Gallo, Mahanoy City; a sister, Myrl Clifton and her husband, Buford, Tennessee; two stepgrandsons, Jared Jurkowski, Texas, and Jordan Jurkowski, Reading; five step-great-grandchildren; a nephew, John “Jack” Savakinas and his wife, Kelly, Frackville; additional nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend graveside services at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, pastor, will officiate.
Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.