John C. Gallo

john gallo

August 30, 1956 ~ April 29, 2020

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Penfield, NY

John C. Gallo



Penfield:  Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at age 63.  Predeceased by his parents, James W. Gallo and Mildred C. Gallo (Clemente); sister-in-law, Nancy Gallo.  Survived by his siblings, James R. (Dorothy) Gallo, Joann (Robert) Johnson; John’s fiancé, Debbie Herford.  John was an avid car enthusiast, loved working in his yard and a big fan of the group Steely Dan.  He was devoted to his family, caring for our mother Mildred for our 18 years.  John leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews and friends.  The family wishes to thank all the staff at Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital for the loving care given to John.




His celebration of life will be held at a later date. Private interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  For more information and to sign John’s online guestbook, visit



Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
2461 Dewey Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612

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  1. to the family of john gallo , I am so sad to hear about johns passing, john and I were good friends in high school, in webster, n.y I rode the bus with him and his sister joann , we connected again at kodak elmgrove plant back in the 80s and 90s we always got along great, he always made me laugh, he use to say to me , howard you son of of bitch, I can’t believe he gone, rest in peace johnny.

  2. Debbie and Family, So sorry to learn of John’s passing. Bob and I have fond memories of the both of you from working at Johnson and Johnson. It’s funny we were just thinking of the two of you the other day. Since moving to Fl. 5 years ago we have lost touch with many people. Our deepest sympathy to you and his Family…

    Kathy and Bob Vieira
    Friends from Johnson and Johnson

  3. To all of John Gallo’s family–
    I am so sorry to learn that your brother and uncle and fiance John has left this earthly existence at too young an age. It is not surprising, however, that he has gone on to continue his role as care-giver to his mother as he had done for eighteen years. The year 2020 will be forever etched in your hearts with sadness, as will mine. May God bless you all. With sympathy and compassion, Pat VanKouwenberg

  4. Shallow Gallo we used to call him in the West-End, John was one of my closest and dearest friends in Jr High, Rest easy my friend, we got in a lot of trouble together back in the day.Till we meet again R.I.P.

  5. John Gallo. OMG. We were such good friends. My dad often claimed “we were joined at the hip”. Moving On was our tv show in our early days. Watching in his room on Embury Rd. Big Jim and Aunt Millie’s house. We dreamed of open road trucking he and I. CB radios and model trains. Fresh Italian bread and cold cuts. Always at the ready. I could fill a day with stories of our adventures. Camping. Chasing racing. He was a true open wheel race fan. Watkins Glen. Nazareth. Quebec. Cleveland. Toronto.
    Many exciting weekends.
    Too many good memories.
    I hope my friend enjoyed some of his retirement he planned at 55.
    I could go on and on.
    Rest In Peace John C. Gallo.
    Till we meet again.
    May God bless and keep you.

  6. Sorry for your lose and in this pandemic not being to get together.
    Maybe at a later this year we can be together at a car show event.
    Your friend Carl.

  7. Jim, so sorry for the loss of your brother John. May Pease be with him.
    Harry Clauss

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