In Loving Memory


Galimo, Gerard "Jerry"

Deceased: Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Service: Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Obituary:

    Mr. Gerard “Jerry” Galimo, age 60, of Utica, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 with his loving son Sean by his side.

      He was born on February 2, 1953 in Utica, a son of the late Dominick and Rose Costanza Galimo. Educated locally he was a graduate of T.R.ProctorHigh School.

      Jerry was a Barber by trade and co-owner of Classic Cutters Barbershop for 26 years.

      He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy.

      Jerry was a loving and devoted father and grandfather who will be greatly missed and never forgotten. He was an avid horse and sports enthusiast, as well as a devout SU and NY Yankees fan. Jerry loved to spend his summers at the Saratoga Race Track, a pastime he truly enjoyed.

      Surviving are two loving sons and one daughter-in-law, Sean and Tracy Galimo of Utica, and James Galimo of CA; two cherished grandchildren, Alexa and Andrew Galimo; his loving companion, Kathy Hallock; one sister-in-law, Judy Galimo of Utica, along with his nephews and niece, Michael, Julian Rose and Dominick Galimo; one aunt, Mae Galimo, and her children Gina Ferguson and Julie Galimo-Dybacz; and several cousins. He also leaves his dear friend and business partner, Tony Grasso and his wife Mary; and many friends too numerous to mention. He was predeceased by one brother, Michael F. Galimo on May 23, 2011, and one uncle, Rocco Galimo.

      Visiting hours will be held on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Scala and Roefaro Funeral Home, Inc. 1122 Culver Ave. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of visiting hours at 8 p.m. with the Rev. James Cesta officiating.

       The family would like to extend a heartfelt Thank You, to the many friends and customers that have shown such love and support, during this difficult time.

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Messages of Sympathy (19)

  • Laurie Hallock

    Sean,Tracy and Kathy.
    I'm so sorry for your loss. Heaven has recieved one of the nicest guys there ever was. All my thoughts and prayers are with each of you..Never take life for granted. Our time here is so short. God Bless
  • Tracy Hallock

    Jerry's Family and Kathy,
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    My heart goes out to all of you!!!
    Lots of Love! Tracy
  • Libbie Mack

    I am so saddened at the loss of my pal...we were friends for a long time and Jer would often "just show up" when I was the most needy...loved him truly and will miss sharing a birthday by a day for ever...So sorry Sean and Tracy,et al. Noone can deny a nicer more awesome guy!!!I will be sad for a long long while.......
  • John Gorea

    I have been friends with Jerry for many years. He and Tony are my barbers and we enjoyed talking sports and especially about the Yankees. He will truly be missed. My deepest sympathies to his family.
  • mary grasso

    Jer-Hair, losing you is like losing a member of our family. you were family. From the day I met you in the shop, the twinkle in your eye, your sense of humor, I knew you and Tony would be the BEST, and you were. The thought of not seeing you and Tony together is breaking all our hearts. The times I would call the shop and you would listen to me go on and on and say OK Mar you want to talk to Tony now :) We love you like a brother , Kiss Lissie for us and dont give God too short a hair cut OK:) until we see you again our Jer-Hair Love, Mary, Tony and Anthony
  • Bob Kinsella

    Jerry was more than my barber, he was a good friend. Each time I got my hair cut we would talk about our dogs. His face would light up talking about Rosie. You will be missed my friend
  • Alan Davenport

    Jerry was my barber, but also a very good friend. I always looked forward to getting my hair cut because he always had a smile & a good word for everybody. I sure am going to miss him.
  • Linda Iannone

    My sincere condolences go out to you and your family. My late husband thought so much of Jerry
  • Larry Calenzo

    Rest in peace my good friend. I will miss our great talks and laughs about everything in life. You always had a great outlook on life and never spoke ill of anyone. You also were a great coach to my son through his little league years,you gave so much time and energy to the team,expecting nothing in return.I will miss you greatly,as will many. God recieved a good man for His kingdom. God Bless You Forever
  • Jerry Raspante

    We've been friends a long time, Tuesday when I was in to get my haircut, you were telling me that you were going to the game on Wednesday with Sean, I looked forward to the next time I seen you to talk about the game and many other things.etc..Your life ended way to soon my friend, I will miss you!! My deepest sympathies to your family.
  • Jim Pagan

    My thoughts are with Jerry's family. He was one of the nicest guys I have ever known. God Bless
  • sal barbero

    to my good friend sean i feel for your pain. you were excited to go to that game last wed with your dad and i'm glad you the opportunity to go with him. life sometimes throws us a curveball that we can not understand. knowing what you went through that night i wish i was with you. hang in there i'm here for you. jerry god bless and R.I.P.
  • Susie Jeffris

    My deepest condolences to the Galimo Family and my sister Kathy. My heart aches for all of you.. Jerry really was one of the nice guys in this world and will be deeply missed.. May GOD grant all of you peace and comfort..
  • Vincent/Suzanne Costanza

    We are very sorry for your loss. We always recall when Jerry and Michael were children and our visits to Dominick and Rose's household. Our deepest sympathy for your loss.
  • Bob Bannigan

    My deepest sympathies to Jerry's family. I've been a customer of Classic Cutters from their start. Tony was my barber, but I could always count on Jerry for a friendly smile and hello- just a nice guy. Again my condolences on your loss.
  • Ken Tokarsky

    Jerry has been my barber for the past 15 years. The once a month visit was more than a haircut . It was a visit to a friend. Jerry was a true gentleman and he will be dearly missed. My sincere condolences to his family.
  • Art Broccoli

    Jerry has been my barber for several years. He was a great guy and barber. I always enjoyed visiting the shop and trading barbs with Jerry and Tony. I will miss exchanging Italian recipes and talks about the NY Giants and Yankees. Rest in Peace to a really good person.
  • Tracy Galimo

    To my wonderful husband Sean,
    I'm so very sorry about the loss of your dad, who I thought highly of and was also like a father to me. I'm here for you whatever you may need, whether it be a shoulder to cry on or just to laugh and share great memories of him with our children, Alexa & Andrew who I know will miss him terribly. God must of needed a wonderful guy who only speaks good things about everyone because that is what your father did. God bless and may he rest in peace now with no worries. Love ya always and forever.. :(
  • Bob DiPerna

    To The Galimo Family,

    I was very sad to hear of Jerry's passing. He was my barber and my friend. A great person in every sense. I will miss him.

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