Richard "Richie" Blaise Gallo

  • Born: April 7, 1980
  • Died: August 10, 2020
  • Location: Woodlyn, Pennsylvania

Cavanagh Family Funeral Home

301 Chester Pike
Norwood, PA 19074

Tel. (610) 532-3120

Tribute & Message From The Family

Richard "Richie" Blaise Gallo, 40, of Woodlyn passed away Monday, August 10, 2020 at home after a courageous battle with lymphoma. He was born April 7, 1980 in Philadelphia to Dana A. (Conway) Gallo and the late Richard D. Gallo.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brother Daniel Gallo and sister-in-law Michele (Prentice) Gallo, and his three nephews: Andrew, Noah, and Joshua all of Pipersville, PA.
He is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Blasé Gallo of Point Pleasant, Margaret and John Conner of Willow Grove, Mary and William Ambrose of East Petersburg, Catherine and George Porter of Lewes, Delaware, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Richie was a 1998 graduate of Ridley High School and a lifelong resident of Woodlyn. Richie's greatest quality would always be his compassion and generosity to all. He loved his family and was passionate about sports, music, literature, and movies.

Family and friends are invited to attend Richie's visitation from 9:30 to 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 22nd at the Cavanagh Family Funeral Home, 301 Chester Pike, Norwood. A memorial service will immediately follow at 11 AM. Interment will be private.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Richie was such a positive person in his short time with us and we are so sad that he has passed away. We all miss you and love you very much. Rest In Peace.

Posted by Billy Ambrose - Willow Street, PA - Family   August 21, 2020

The world lost the kindest heart and sweetest soul in Richie. He genuinely cared about everyone he met, and their families! He'll truly be missed, but I'll always keep a bit of his kindness and compassion with me!

Posted by Kelly Porter O'Connor - Wilmington, DE - Family Friend   August 21, 2020

Richie was such a shining star in this sometimes dull world. His huge personality was able to light up a room. He had a rare quality to make everyone he spoke to feel like they were the most important person to him. He always took the time to really talk with people and his genuine care and concern were so obvious. You always knew he was really listening when you talked. He wanted everyone to be as happy as he was...always with a smile...leaving others smiling too! He will be so missed!

Posted by Brenda Dougherty - Harrisburg, PA - Family   August 19, 2020

Very hard to put into words how much Richie meant to me and my family. Over the last few years talking to Richie became part of my daily routine. We would usually chat for an hour about all different topics. He tried talking about sports but I'd usually change the subject to movies and celebrities! I loved to tell him that most of the Adam Sandler movies stunk but Richie loved them all. That was one of his special qualities, Richie enjoyed everything he did, he found something positive in everything and everyone. He was always telling me how proud he was of my children and was always giving them words of encouragement. Everyday I have something new to tell Richie and I am so sad he's not here for me to call. He is missed by my family.

Posted by Rachel Conway - GARNET VALLEY, PA - Family   August 19, 2020

I am so saddened by the loss of Richie. When the stress of life would weigh down on me I would remember my conversations with Richie and the joy he experienced from a simple phone call and talking about his family. No conversation went by without multiple "I love you's" from Richie. It served and will continue to serve as a reminder of the important things in life. He was the sweetest, most loving person I know. His loss will leave a huge hole in our family, but we are thankful for having had him in our lives.

Posted by Jack Dougherty - Harrisburg, PA - Family   August 19, 2020

Richie, I am very lucky to have known you for as long as I can remember and to have grown up with you as a part of my life. You were the kindest, sweetest person I have ever met. I will remember how much you loved every member of our family, and how much we love you. We miss you so much.

Posted by Timothy Ambrose - Elkins Park, PA - Family   August 18, 2020

Dana, words can't express how deeply sorry I am to hear about Richie's passing. I felt truly connected to him. He made me smile and made to laugh and was truly a wonderful person. My prayers are with you and your family at this time. Richie was truly blessed to have you as his Mom.

Posted by Midge Thompson - St Augustine, FL - Friend   August 18, 2020

It's hard to express the sadness at the lose of Ritchie. He was always smiling and a joy to be around. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by Ed & Gail porter - Lewes, DE - Family Friend   August 18, 2020

We have lost a loving and gentle spirit. If you knew him you could not help but love him and he would willingly return his love to you. I am already feeling the loss of his inquisitive and joyful personality from my life. Richie, have a peaceful and worry free rest. Love, Uncle Bill

Posted by Bill Ambrose - EAST PETERSBURG, PA - Family   August 18, 2020

"Words cannot express our sadness. Richie was a very special person. We loved him and we will miss him very much."

Posted by Cathy & George Porter - Lewes, DE - Family   August 18, 2020

Our hearts are broken from the loss of our dear Richie. He was so kind and thoughtful, loving and caring and so devoted to his family. He was full of love for everyone. He made each person he spoke to feel special. He had such a sweet and gentle spirit. There are so many things we will miss now that he has passed. We'll miss his voice, his laugh, his smile, his amazing memory, his joy and those wonderful conversations. We will miss him. We love you Richie. God Bless you. Rest In Peace

Posted by Mary Ambrose - East Petersburg, PA - Family   August 18, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the Gallo Family for the loss of your loved one, Richard Blaise, "Richie", and pray God gives you comfort, peace and strength.

Posted by JW/JKH    August 18, 2020

Dearest Dana, Daniel, Michelle, Blase and family....
Our thoughts and blessings are with you at this time. Richie was a "love" and he'll be not only remembered, but deeply missed...

Posted by Gale Constable - Carlisle, MA - Friend   August 17, 2020

Richie, You're the most loving and appreciative person I have ever known. The world will be missing you.

Posted by Blase (Chip) Gallo - Point Pleasant, PA - Family   August 16, 2020

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