Guido "John" Gallo

Guido "John" Gallo, 88, formerly of Robinson, Ill., died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, in Mequon.

John was born Dec. 8, 1920, in Caxias do Sul, Brazil, South America, the son of Benvenuto Gallo and Carolina D’Agostini Gallo. He served in the Brazilian navy during World War II. He was active in the community of Robinson, including membership in St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, E.M. Coulter American Legion Post 69, and BPO Elks. He was owner of Gallo’s Red and White supermarket for 20 years.

He married Mary Airola Oct. 29, 1949. She preceded him in death in 2006.

He leaves a son and daughter-in-law, John Michael and Terrie Gallo, of Grafton; and two daughters and sons-in-law, Joana Cristina and Jack Marsteller, of Manhattan Beach, Calif., and Mary Teresa Gallo and husband Tony Bridges, of Chicago. Also surviving are grandchildren Christina (Ryan) McNichol, Michael (Julie) Gallo, Stephanie (Chris) Saali, all of Wisconsin, and Jackson Marsteller, of California; great-grandson Mason McNichol; and sisters-in-law Madeline Counsell and Dee Airola.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Alcides Gallo.

Visitation will be at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Grafton, on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 5 p.m., followed by a funeral Mass at 6 p.m.

In the spirit of his quiet generosity, memorials in his name can be made to the charity of your choice.

Mueller Funeral Home is serving the family. For online condolences please go to