Gallo, Al

Albert Gallo (1925-2018)

Al Gallo, age 92, a resident of Kenosha died Thursday July 19, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Born on December 11, 1925 in Kenosha, he was the son of the late Ralph and Agnes (Carelli) Gallo. He was educated in the schools of Kenosha and a graduate of Bradford High School. He served his country proudly as a U.S. Marine.

On June 19, 1948 he married the love of his life Margaret Mary Goff at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Kenosha. She preceded him in death in 2012.

For 68 years he was self employed as a barber, initially with his father until his father’s retirement, at Gallo’s Barber Shop on south 22nd Avenue. At one point, he removed the television in the shop because he thought it was a distraction in the conversation with his customers. At the end of his career he no longer considered it a job, as he enjoyed his customers as friends. He was a life-long Green Bay Packers Fan.

Together with his wife they were very active members of St. Thomas Catholic Church until its closing and at his death he was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. He was past president of the St. Thomas Holy Name Society, Parish Council, School Board, Choir and Legion of Mary, past president of St. Joseph High School Board of Advisors, past perfect Third Order of St. Francis and former business agent of Barber Local 379, member and past president of The Lions Club of Greater Kenosha.

He is survived by three sons; Stephen (May) Gallo of Fairfax Station Virginia, Peter J. (Shirley) Gallo of Brighton WI, Joseph (Edward) Philadelphia PA, and three daughters; Marie (Michael) Metzke of St. Paul MN, Mary (Dennis) Serpe of Kenosha and Catherine (Timothy) Nelson of Somers. He is also survived by eight grandchildren; Bethany Lynum Ahrens, Matthew Serpe, Sara Matteucci, Timothy C. Nelson, Kari Nelson, Christopher Nelson, Jonathan Gallo and Jennifer Taylor; seventeen great grandchildren; four brothers, Gino (Jackie) Gallo, John (Caroline) Gallo, Joe (Lorena) Gallo, Dino Gallo and one sister Rose (Robert) Nelson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Barbara Gallo, step-mother Irene Gallo and two brothers Michael and Ronald.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday July 24, 2018 at 11:30AM at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Visitation with the family is on Tuesday morning from 9:30AM until 11:00AM at the Kenosha Woman’s Club (6028-8th Avenue). Entombment will follow at All Saints Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials to either Aurora at Home Hospice and Palliative Care Kenosha/Racine, (116 N. Dodge Street, Suite 8, Burlington WI 53105), Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Meals on Wheels or Animeals (7730 Sheridan Road, Kenosha WI 53143) would be appreciated.

The family would also like to offer their sincere thanks to Al’s caregivers Julie and Norbert as well as his Aurora Hospice Nurse Candice for their kind compassionate care


  1. My condolences . Never had a better barber than Al. Every time I have a haircut here in De Pere, I think of Al. What a great guy!

  2. al was amazing. true family friend & barber. he will be missed.

    your favorite customer mike lawler jr.


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