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July 21, 1993-September 9, 2020
Zachary Stephen Atsides Gallo was a wonderful young man and a caring, loving son. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on July 21, 1993. After attending Mt. Lebanon High School and Wyotech Technical School, he settled into a career in computer technology with Enterprise Computing Services in Shreveport. La
His much too short life came to an abrupt, tragic halt in a motorcycle accident in Shreveport on September 9, 2020.
Zac was the kind of person you couldn’t help but like from the very moment you met him. To know him is to love him is a phrase that was meant for him. His spirits were always high; his laughter was always deep; his words were always kind. He always preferred to see the good in everyone and in every situation. He touched the hearts of everyone he knew. The world was a much better place with him in it. He was destined to be an excellent role model for his children to aspire to. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Zac loved cars and motorcycles, a passion he acquired from his father. He also loved playing video games with his brother Theo. He was a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, an organization devoted to research and re-creation of pre-17thcentury skills, arts, culture, combat and history through events and activities.
In recent years, Zac, along with his father and brother had been tracking down and visiting relatives from Greece, Florida, and California. Thankfully, most of them were able to meet Zac before the tragedy. Along the way, Zac made even more friends.
While he lived in Shreveport he was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. His many friends there expressed how much they will miss him.
Zac and his loving partner, Katherine, were in the process of making plans to move back to Pittsburgh, get married and start a Holy Cross family in Mt. Lebanon where Zac grew up. Zac was baptized at Holy Cross Church, went to Sunday School there, served in the alter as an acolyte there, and was an active member of GOYA, the Greek Orthodox Youth Organization. Now he will be coming home alone to his Holy Cross family. The world has lost a truly wonderful person and family.
Zac is survived by his mother, Carole; his father Stephen; his brother Theodore, and several cousins in Greece, Florida, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and California; Also by many, many, many close friends,
His viewing will take place at Holy Cross Church, 123 Gilkeson Road in Mt. Lebanon on Thursday evening, September 17 from 4:00 to 8:00. A trisagion service will be held at 7:00. Friends are welcome to attend.
His funeral will take place the following day, Friday September 18 at 11:00 AM, also at Holy Cross. The burial will be at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery.