(March 21, 1910 – May 2, 1993) was one of the founders of the E & J Gallo Winery
He was born on March 21, 1910 in Oakland, California
to Joseph Gallo, Sr. He had two brothers: his partner in the wine business, Ernest Gallo
; and his youngest brother, Joseph Edward Gallo
. Joseph Gallo, Sr. died in a murder suicide when he shot his wife and then took his own life. He grew up near Modesto, California
and graduated in 1929 from Modesto High School
. He married married Aileen (1913–1999) and they had: Robert J. Gallo, and Susan Gallo Coleman.
He died on May 2, 1993 when the vehicle he was driving veered off a dirt road on his ranch near Tracy, California
. The cause of death was a cervical spine fracture and partial dislocation caused by the blunt-force trauma of the crash.He was not wearing his seat belt and was killed instantly.
- Henderson, Bruce, with Ernest and Julio Gallo. Ernest & Julio: Our Story. Times Books, 1994