Alfred P. ‘Al’ Pallo, 78, of Clearfield died Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born July 23, 1939 in Hawk Run, a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Patrick) Pallo.
Mr. Pallo retired in 1994 after 33 years of teaching and serving as a secondary counselor in the Moshannon Valley School System.
He was a member of the St. Francis Catholic Church and a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Clearfield, having served as a past Grand Knight.
He was also a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks No. 540 of Clearfield, the Mosquito Creek Sportsman’s Club, the Pulaski Club of DuBois, the Curwensville Rescue Hose & Ladder Company, the Croatian Club in Smoke Run and the Lincoln Political Club. He was also a member of the Lock Haven Alumni Association.
He was a graduate of Morris Township High School, Lock Haven University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he received a Master’s degree.
He enjoyed playing the accordion for most of his life in various polka bands and most recently the Vagabonds.
He is survived by three children, Christine Owens and her husband, Michael and Patrick Pallo and his wife, Megan, both of Clearfield, and Paulette Kitko and her husband, Ken of Flinton.
He is survived by three grandsons, Jude Patrick Pallo, Matthew James Pallo and Luke Andrew Pallo; two sisters, Theresa Szucs and Barbara Schaar and her husband, David, all of Ohio; a brother, Joseph Pallo and his wife, Tillie of Hilton Head, SC; a sister-in-law, Kerry Kane Gardner and her husband, Dave of Dover, Del.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Peggie K. (Kane) Pallo, on April 15, 2012 and to whom he was wed Aug. 10, 1963 in St. Francis Church, Clearfield.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Francis Catholic Church, Clearfield, with Msgr. Henry L. Krebs as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Calvary Cemetery, Clearfield.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield.
At the funeral home Thursday, a Christian Vigil Service will be observed at 1:45 p.m. and the Rosary will be recited at 5 p.m.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Francis Educational Endowment Fund or to the St. Francis Adopt A Student, 212 S. Front St., Clearfield.
To sign the online guestbook, go to www.beardsleyfuneralhome.com.