Leopold D. Gallardo


Leopold D. Gallardo passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 3, 2016, two days after celebrating his 90th birthday. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Gallardo, and leaves behind three children, nine grandchildren and two great grandsons.
He emigrated to the U.S. to marry Edna in 1954 and worked for Panalpina, a cargo import/export company at JFK Airport on Long Island for many years. His ability to speak a number of languages, as well as his work ethic, enabled him to work for the company until his retirement. Leo and Edna purchased a house in Westbury in 1963 and lived there until her death in 2014. Leo remained in the house for another year before requiring the care a nursing home in West Islip provided until he passed away. He loved animals and enjoyed photography, reading and music, but he was most devoted to his family. John, his oldest son, moved to Boca Raton, FL, soon after he graduated and remains there with his wife, Cindy. Lysa, his only daughter, her husband Rick and kids, currently lives in Wisconsin and his youngest son, Robert, and his wife Katie and their children, remained on Long Island and cared for him until his death.
In accordance with their wishes, there were no funerals, though the family has plans for a scattering of their ashes later this year.

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