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GALIOTO JOSEPH GALIOTO Brigadier General, USA (Ret.) Passed away at home on May 9, 2013. He was surrounded by his two daughters, Julie and Niki, his son-in-law, Matt, his beautiful baby granddaughter, Lola and his wife of nearly 40 years, Irene. He loved being a Soldier and when he retired after serving over three decades in uniform he pursued a second career in adacemia as a university professor, Department Chair, and Academic Dean. Additionally, Dr. Galioto was a practicing Executive Life Coach and Relationship Counselor, as well as serving as consultant to senior level management at various federal agencies. He was a graduate of many military service schools culminating with graduation from the National War College, Class of 1987, and Senior Research Fellow, National Defense University. He also earned two Masters Degrees and a Doctorate. A leader, disciplined soldier, and an academician who cared deeply for those with whom he served and those who were his students; he counseled many with great enthusiasm, sensitivity, and empathy. Joe Galioto was a good friend and a devoted, proud, and adoring father, grandfather and husband. He was an intellect who continued to challenge and stimulate thought-provoking topics until his last breath. His stories and lessons will be carried on by his survivors, wife, Irene; daughter, Juliana and her children, Joseph, Jaime and Jasmin; daughter, Nicole, son-in-law, Matt and their daughter, Lola. Other relatives include his daughter, Susan and her children, Devin and Sara; father, Fedeli Galioto; brother, Geno Galioto; and sisters, Sarah Defelice-Pilch, Helen Mays, and Georgette Dunham. He was predeceased by his mother, Millie Turner. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 between the hours of 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and again from 6 p.m and 8 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, 201 Edwards Ferry Road NE, Leesburg, Virginia 20176. A service is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 2013 starting at 11 a.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 21370 St. Theresa Lane, Ashburn, VA 20147. He will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting a memorial donation be made in Joseph's honor to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or by calling 855-448-3997. The family will receive condolences at: www.colonialfuneralhome.com. www.colonialfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Washington Post on May 12, 2013