Perry B. Galizio

  • Born: March 1, 1927
  • Died: March 27, 2015
  • Location: Brimfield, Ohio

Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory

628 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240
Tel. (330) 673-5857

Tribute & Message From The Family

Perry B. Galizio

Perry B. Galizio, 88, formerly of Brimfield, died Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Altercare of Hartville.

He was born March 1, 1927 in Akron to Ben and Fonda (Zito) Galizio. Perry worked as a meat cutter for Brown Derby then after retiring, he packed groceries at ACME #7 in Kent. He will be remembered for his ability to live life, laugh often and love deeply every day of his life. He taught his family to look up and appreciate the beauty of life.

He is survived by his wife, Janet M. (Clark), whom he married on January 27, 1972; daughters, Carolyn (Kim) Galizio of Kent and Beth (Bob) Andrews of Brimfield; grandchildren, Christopher (Elyse) Galizio, Benjamin (Tionna) Galizio, Melissa (Brian Zupan) Andrews, and Laura (David Spano) Andrews; great grandchildren, Lella Galizio, Emilia Galizio, Mae Galizio, and Edwin Galizio; sister, Lucille (Alvah) Spicer of Uniontown; brother, Ben (Carole) Galizio of Glendora, CA; sister-in-law, Audrienne Galizio of Kent; many adored nieces and nephews and special friends, Clark and Theresa Stouffer. He was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Galizio; and sister, Helen Tagliaferri.

The family truly wants to acknowledge their friends at Altercare of Hartville for their love and support.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, April 2nd at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent with Kevin O'Brien officiating. The family will receive friends one hour before the services. Burial will be held at Standing Rock Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Coleman Adult Day Services (PASS), 6695 N. Chestnut Street, Ravenna, OH 44266.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Perry Galizio Family,
May our God comfort your hearts on the home
going to heaven of dear Perry.
He was in my 7th grade class at Annunciation Grade School.
He was a very nice young man.

Posted by Patricia Grimes - Wadsworth, OH   April 04, 2015

I'm sorry for your loss. I worked in dietary at Altercare and always enjoyed having conversation with Perry, he didn't always remember my name and I used to chuckle at my "name of the day". Keeping your family in prayers.

Posted by Brittany Shiplett - Uniontown, OH   April 02, 2015

Jan and family, Perry has always had a special place in my heart. We have kept in touch over the years and i will miss him dearly. Love and miss you cuz. Bernie.

Posted by A friend   April 02, 2015


Dear Janet and family,

Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Mary Buza (Rm. 212) and family - Hartville, OH   April 01, 2015


Dear Janet and family,

My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time.

Posted by Karen Leslie Rm. 205 - Hartville, OH   April 01, 2015

Dear Janet & Family; Perry & I were close friends for many years His friendship will always be treasured. Our deepest sympathy.

Posted by Joe & Teresa Latona - Venice, FL   March 31, 2015

Perry, there were many days working with you that you were the light of my life. You always made me laugh at the worse times in my life. I will never forget your "stylish" pants that you would wear to work at Acme and the day you came to work wearing a stick-on earring making us think you got your ear pierced!! We missed you when you left Acme and I still miss you! My prayers and deepest sympathy to your family. I will never forget you, Perry, and you will live on in my memories and I in my heart. God bless you Marty Kerns

Posted by Marty Kerns - Kent, OH - Co-worker and friend   March 31, 2015

My deepest sympathies to the Galizio family. I knew Perry as a co worker of a bandmate of mine from the Brown Derby. Our band played for several picnics & Christmas parties. Perry would sing a Polka with us at these gatherings. He also led the group in Christmas carols. I later met Perry while I was part of the Management team at Acme #7. He was the best dressed packer the world has ever seen. He was a good employee & great with both employees & customers. When I think of Perry , I think of fun. He was always telling a joke or a funny story. I have to add he had the wildest pants I have ever seen. They had one leg that was blue in front & green in back , the other leg was 2 different colors. I told him those are some wild pants Perry. He told me he got a good deal on them at a golf store & did I like them? Perry was the only guy who could pull off wearing those pants. I will always have fond memories of a great man. Rest in Peace Sir.

Posted by Chris Steiner - Silver Lake, OH   March 31, 2015

Oh Dad, there are no words except thank you and I love you. You have always been my missing puzzle piece . Love and miss you forever.

Posted by Beth - Kent, OH - Daughter   March 31, 2015


As my heart breaks each time I walk into those doors at Altercare, I am reminded how truly precious life is.

We recently shared a big laugh together -- I was helping Janet with something and we were talking about the love we both had for antiques. I ended with "Yes! I love old things! Especially Perry!" And the three of us laughed and laughed and laughed.

Perry has forever changed my life for the best. I will miss this man each and every day but will be at peace knowing he is no longer suffering.

I hope peace and comfort finds you all during this time.

Posted by Kristine Riehl, STNA - North Canton, OH   March 31, 2015


Jan and family,
I Never knew a time without Perry singing on our couch to the delight of us all. He was pure joy and laughter all the time. He grew up with my Dad, Robert Oswald, and remained close until my Father's death in 1995. After my Mom's death in 2004, I could not find Pery or Jan. His loss is the end of a wonderful era in my life. Thanks for the memories, Perry, you will be greatly missed.
The Oswald Family

Posted by Victoria Oswald-Ley - Kent, OH - Daughter of his closest friend   March 31, 2015


Dear Janet, Carolyn, Beth, and family,

Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. Although I knew Perry for only a short time,he was a true friend. He even danced for me in the hallway!!

May God surround you with His Love & Peace during this difficult time.

Amy Hall

Posted by Amy Hall - Hartville, OH   March 31, 2015

Offering our deepest sympathies during this time.

Posted by The Staff of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home - Kent, OH   March 31, 2015

What a fun loving guy. Met him at the lake as the father of such terrific friends. He will be missed.

Posted by Sandy & Ron - Conneaut, OH - Friend   March 30, 2015

I'll never EVER forget dinners at your house:) and what a funny lively always singing performance Perry always gave us...God Bless that adorable man...everyone should live their own life the way this man did.........honored to know will have memories for a lifetime from his great heart!!!!!! XOXOXO Julie

Posted by Julie Griffin Hoelle - Hamilton, OH - friend   March 30, 2015

We will love you forever, our dear Grandpa Perry!

Posted by Carolyn Galizio - Kent, OH - daughter   March 30, 2015

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Perry B. Galizio