Offered October 16, 2020
Celebrating the life of Angelo Gagliano.
Patron-- Knight

WHEREAS, Angelo Gagliano, a patriotic veteran, dedicated law-enforcement officer, and beloved father and grandfather, died on October 10, 2020; and

WHEREAS, Angelo Gagliano was one of five children born to Italian immigrants from Castrofilippo in the region of Sicily; and

WHEREAS, Angelo Gagliano served the nation during the Korean War as a member of the United States Air Force; during that time, he made money as a boxer and sent his military pay to his parents to help them purchase a home; and

WHEREAS, after his honorable military service, Angelo Gagliano fulfilled his lifelong dream to become a police officer when he joined the New York City Police Department and was assigned to the 20th Precinct serving the Upper West Side of Manhattan; and

WHEREAS, Angelo Gagliano subsequently worked as a law-enforcement officer for the U.S. Department of Defense; and

WHEREAS, outside of his professional career, Angelo Gagliano was a longtime Freemason, served as a past grand knight of the Knights of Columbus, and supported his fellow veterans as a past commander of his American Legion post; and

WHEREAS, predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Mary, and one daughter, Theresa, Angelo Gagliano will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his children, Margaret Gagliano, Lynda Panaro, Chelle Davis, and Angelo Gagliano, and their families, and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness the loss of Angelo Gagliano; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Angelo Gagliano as an expression of the House of Delegates' respect for his memory.