John Palastro Sr.

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Semper Fi. John was a soldier: age 17 found him shipping off to Parris Island. He’d become a Master Sergeant and served in both Korea and Vietnam. Later he was stationed in Burma where he had the honor of meeting John Glenn (another great Marine). Of course, he was also a great dad; he fabricated all his kids’ costumes (he could sew with the best of them), offered sage advice, umped their baseball games maybe a little too fairly and even crafted a train set complete with a village. John was always up for a good time, especially dancing; Halloween was notable because of his familiar costume with his wife, Dorothy and the Tin Man. He loved practical jokes that made you laugh until you cried. After retiring from the Marines, he became a mail carrier in Dale City, Virginia.
John is survived by his wife, Regina, his son, John Jr. “Buddy” (Marianne) and the, 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, his step children, Deborah (Joseph) Mendolia and Darlene Budd, and his sister, Concetta Deluzio. He was predeceased by his first wife, Jennie, his daughter, Barbara Ann Gardner and his brother, Anthony.
Come celebrate 93 great years Wednesday 10-11 a.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio, 1518 Kings Highway, Swedesboro where there will be an 11 a.m. service. Interment with military honors will be 12:30 at Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Monroe Township.

Donations to American Veterans (AMVETS) in Honor of John A. Palastro, Sr., AMVETS No 77 Gloucester County, 4647 Forbes Blvd. Lanham, MD 20706 will be appreciated.  www.amvets.org

 

3 thoughts on “John Palastro Sr.

  1. DONALD E. FELDMAN POST 77NJ COMMANDER

    JOHN WAS A TAKE CHARGE LEADER. HE MADE SURE EVERYTHING WAS SHIP SHAPE. HE READIED OUR
    MEETINGS FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUPPORTING ALL VETERANS. JOHN WAS VERY PROUD OF SERVING
    ALL MARINES AND CONTINUED HIS EFFORTS ARMD FORCES DAY AS WE SALUTED ALL BRANCHES
    OF MILITARY SERVICES. THE BEST COFFEE MAKER AND POST WORKER. HE PROVIDED ALL NEEDED
    ITEMS TO MAINTAIN AN OUTSTANDING POST. HE NEVER COMPLAINED AND ALWAYS FOUND A WAY
    TO MAKE US ALL FEEL THE PRIDE OF BEING A VETERAN AND POST MEMBER.
    MAY HE REST IN PEACE. RESPECTFULLY, COMMANDER DON FELDMAN-934 Mantua Blvd., Sewell 08080

  2. SUsan Willis (gall) (his stepdaughter.

    We honor on march 27th 2019 the passing of a great military hero’ John Palastro SR my dad, my hero, that I’ve known for 37 yes. May he rest in peace, a d Remember him as a great, and honest man

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