Louis E. Galli, 91, of Pittston Township passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 21, 1926 in the Cork Lane section of Pittston Township. Louis was the son of the late Peter and Rose Chaump Galli.
Louis was a graduate of Pittston Township High School and Aeronautics Mechanics School, Middletown, PA.
At the age of 18, he proudly served our country in the United States Army. During his service, he rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant while stationed in Manila, Philippines during World War II.
In 1954, he established his own business, Galli Auto Sales and Service, located on the Pittston Bypass, which he owned and operated for 64 years. He shared his passion for the automotive business with his son Peter for more than 35 years. Louis enjoyed serving the public. He will be missed by his devoted customers.
He was a lifelong member of the former Mt. Carmel Church now known as St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston.
Louis was a Democratic Committeeman in the Pittston area for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting with his grandsons, watching Steelers football and gardening.
In addition to his parents, Louis is preceded in death by his brothers, Fredrick Galli and Eugene Galli, to whom Louis cared for throughout the years. The loving care he provided to his brother left him with a special place in his heart for individuals with disabilities.
He is survived by his wife, the former Philomena Palmere; his two daughters, Luann and her husband, Edwin Daveski, Laflin, Eugenia Galli, Pittston Twp.; his son, Peter and his wife, Tammy Galli, Pittston Twp.; grandchildren, Louis and Holly Daveski, Gianna and Louis Galli; sisters, Emma Gagliardi, Wilkes-Barre and Phyllis Smacchi, Pittston; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Louis and Philomena would have celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on October 11, 2017.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorial donations in Louis’ name be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 327 N. Washington Ave., Suite 501, Scranton, PA 18503
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 9:30AM in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William Street, Pittston with full Military Honors provided by AMVETS Honor Guard, Post #189 of Greater Pittston. Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call Monday, October 9, 2017 from 4-8PM at Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston.