Kerry Gallo, loving husband, father, Gramps, G’pa, brother, friend..
Born in Vancouver, BC June 18, 1957 and moved to Seattle as a toddler, left us way too soon on May 7, 2023.
Kerry shared many stories of growing up in Seattle when a kid could ride a bus downtown, have a paper route and ride a bike through the zoo and Upper Woodland Park alone.
He treasured his many friendships from those early days and his school years, especially at Lincoln High School – so many great stories!
Our family will always remember hanging out at Ralph’s with a large group of friends, watching, (or our kids being in) the Wallingford Kiddie’s Parade.
Kerry was creative and hard working. Landing in construction, starting his own businesses before eventually working at King County, ( and a brief, but pleasant time at City of Bellevue) as a Building Inspector. He made some great friends and memories there as well.
He invented, patented, and made a business of an ostomy support belt after his own surgery in 1994.
As his health kept him home more he enjoyed creating complex fused, mosaic or stained glass art and made new friends with his hobby.
Kerry was the proudest of his daughters Tanyel, Hailey and Margaret, grandsons Kai and Sagen and granddaughter Olive. He often said the happiest times of his life were spending time with them and watching them grow up.
Kerry’s passing leaves a huge hole in our hearts and family. He is already deeply missed.
A celebration of his life is being organized by good friends Dave Swank, Dave Lindwall, and brother Vince.
Our gratitude to Continuum Hospice for their compassion, support and guidance through the transition.
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