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Andrew A. Gallonio, 92, of Edinburg passed away the evening of Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the Haven Convalescent Home.
Born in New Castle on March 20, 1925, Andrew was a son of the late Angelo and Anna Fire Gallonio.
Preceding him in death on Nov. 7, 2015, was his wife, the former Marian J. Coiro, whom he married on Nov. 16, 1946.
Andrew was a veteran of the Navy, serving with the Sea Bees and the 67th Battalion during World War II.
Andrew retired from Babcock and Wilcox, where he worked as a pipe maker. In earlier years, he had worked as a cement mason.
Andrew loved to entertain people and was a member of the Castle Clowns, working as a professional clown. An avid singer, he performed with the Johnny Appleseed District of the Lords of the Castle Chorus and the Barbershop Singers.
He was also a member of the St. Mary's choir for many years.
He was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church Rec Center Woodcarvers.
Andrew enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing with his grandson.
He is survived by his three children, Sandra L. Gallonio of New Bedford, Pennsylvania, Dale A. Gallonio and his wife, Penny, of Pennellville, New York, and David W. Gallonio and his wife, Chris, of New Castle; five grandchildren, Pamela (Keith) Daniels, Suzanne (John) McAuliffe, Michael J. Smiley, Andrea (Ryan) Pindroh and Emily Gallonio; and three great-grandchildren, Alexa, Julia, and Jacob Daniels.
In addition to his parents and wife, Andrew was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Gallonio; his brother, Joseph Gallonio; his sister, Mary Jane Buonpane; and his grandson, Jeffrey M. Gallonio.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 3000 Wilmington Road.
A procession will leave the funeral home at 9 a.m. Saturday for St. Camillus Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. by the Rev. Michael Peck.
Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on April 19, 2017
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