Silvio E. Gallo, 72, insurance salesman

April 06, 2004

Silvio E. Gallo, a retired insurance salesman, died of lung cancer Wednesday at his Randallstown home. He was 72.

Born and raised in Brockway, Pa., he served in the Army in Germany before moving to Baltimore in 1955. He studied accounting at the Johns Hopkins University.

In 1967, he was certified as a chartered life underwriter by the former American College of Life Underwriters in Bryn Mawr, Pa.

He sold insurance policies for the People's Life and Lincoln National insurance companies before joining Massachusetts Mutual Life. He retired in 1994.

Mr. Gallo was a member of the Baltimore Life Underwriters Association and the Association of Chartered Life Underwriters.

He enjoyed deer hunting.

A funeral Mass was offered Saturday at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, where he was a Eucharistic minister.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 43 years, the former Teresa Verderaime; a son, Anthony P. Gallo of Cockeysville; three daughters, Maria G. Agiato of Garden City, N.Y., Gina G. Dembeck of Perry Hall and Carla G. Hagan of New Hope, Pa.; three brothers, Vincent Gallo and Anthony A. Gallo, both of Timonium, and Samuel Gallo of Brockway; four sisters, Angelina Bost of Timonium, Lena Wilburn of Riverside, Calif., Violet Mohr of Eldersburg and Florence Hammerbacker of Timonium; and eight grandchildren.

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