Mario Raymond Gallo
Passed away on February 10, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mario was born in Falerna, Italy on September 2, 1929 and immigrated to the U.S. along with his parents and siblings in 1937. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Helen Marie George of Vandergrift, PA; his five children, Raymond, Jack, James, Deborah and Katherine; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mario loved the Lord, his family and his country.
Mario attended Vandergrift High School, then served for four years in the in the U.S. Air Force as and Airman First Class in the Korean War. Following his honorable discharge in July 1952, Mario attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics and the University of Upper Iowa. He had a 55-year career working in the aviation industry with TransWorld Airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration, from which he retired in July 2000.
Mario was a member of Hope Baptist Church, the International Graphoanalysis Society, and the Italian Heritage Society. Prior to his death, he wrote his memoir, It's My Life, published by Airleaf in 2006.
Visitation will take place from 10 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, February 15, followed by a memorial service at Noon in Hope Baptist Church, 1055 N. Girls School Road, Indianapolis.
In lieu of flowers, send a donation in the name of Mario Gallo to the National Parkinson Foundation.
Arrangements by: G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home at The Gardens at Olive Branch.