Joseph W. Pallatto

Joseph W. Pallatto

1937 – 2020Pallatto, Joseph

Joseph W. Pallatto passed away June 2, 2020 in Edmond OK at age 82.

Born in Buffalo, NY September 15th, 1937 to parents Joseph D. and Sylvia (Jordan) Pallatto.
Married to Rosalie Hardy on July 11, 1959.
Blessed with three children, son Joseph D., daughter Licia Marie (Bluhm), and son Jeffrey S.
Preceding him in death are his parents; son-in-law Richard Bluhm; son Joseph D.; daughter Licia Marie.

Joe is survived by:
Rosalie, his beloved wife and companion of 60 years
Daughter-in-law, Nancy Pallatto and three grandsons, Joseph R., Gunnar, and Coleton.
Son Jeffrey and his family, Rae Watley and children Marques, Justin and Paige.

In Joseph’s own words, he had a magnificent and fulfilling life. His career at Xerox provided wonderful opportunities. He spent several years abroad and has collected numerous friendships over the years, domestically and internationally. He retired from Xerox Corp in 2001.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your local animal shelter.

A memorial service will be held at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Edmond on Wednesday, June 10 at 2:00 P.M.

29 thoughts on “Joseph W. Pallatto”

  1. Nancy Pallatto

    A wonderful Father in Law and Grandpa! His kind heart and humor will be greatly missed! He will always be in our hearts and prayers. Grieving with you.
    Love, Nancy, Joey, Gunnar & Coleton

  2. Craig and Debbie Chelini

    Many fond memories of my 2nd family down the road. Will always remember all the family functions that I was included in. Mr. P. had great advice that was dispensed in the basement bar that I still abide by today. We will miss him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Craig & Deb Chelini

  3. Joanne & Dave Ferren

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Rosalie and family. We have fond memories of Joe and all the time we spent together in OKC. All our love, Joanne & Dave

  4. Joe & Barbara Kaplan

    Dear Rosalie and Jeff
    I meet Joe in 1956 and introduced Barbara to you and Joe in 1958,
    We both have many great memories of you and the family for these times, There have been good times and sad times. You and Joe have given us all these years of unconditional love, I will miss the “Porkchop”.
    Joe & Barbara Kaplan

  5. Keith Walters

    Our thoughts are with you, Rosalie and family, during this difficult time. My memories of “uncle” Joe and our family’s time spent with you two always bring a big smile to my face. Sending love and hugs – Joanna, Keith, and Rowan.

  6. Kelly Walters

    So many memories… Joe could always make me laugh. He was down to earth, generous and kind. Our family loved and will miss him dearly.

    Love Kelly and James Walters

  7. michelle {brzyski} kawa

    My “uncle” Joe. He was such a special man to our family and to my parents. Their visits were always enjoyed and celebrated. We always loved it when they “came in from Rochester”!!
    I am thankful for all the wonderful memories I have of both “uncle” Joe and “aunt” Rosalie. You are both loved from deep in our hearts. And your family has and always will be remembered fondly and with much love.
    Say hello to mom and dad uncle Joe, I’m sure your’re up there having a drink with them!!! You will be missed.

  8. Darlene Brzyski Miller

    Such a fun loving man. Many memories remembered with my uncle and his family. We are grieving with you. Much love always, Mickey and Darlene

  9. Bill & Jan Michno

    No words can ever describe what a wonderful , humorous and generous human being that our Joe was.He will be sorely missed. So many fun fond memories. He is and always will be in our hearts and thoughts. We were so fortunate to have him in our lives.He can now share his humor in heaven (well some of it anyway). Our prayers are with all of the Pallatto clan, God Bless and watch over all of you.

    Much Love,
    Bill & Jan

  10. Barry Grennan

    On behalf of the Management and Staff of the Toner Plant in Dundalk Ireland I would like to express our deepest sympathy to Rosalie and Jeff on the sudden passing of Joe P, a great friend of all those who served with him in our Plant in Ireland. Despite a relatively short assignment in Ireland Joe and Rosalie left us with a wealth of rich memories. They showed a passion for living that was infectious and resulted in lasting friendships, many of Joe’s quips remain in use in the plant today and are often shared with those not fortunate enough to have known him. His portrait in our lobby serves as a constant reminder of our founding father.

    At a personal level Joe and Rosalie were very kind and generous to me and my family. Mary Lou the children and I shared many memorable nights in their company, generally laughing soundly or being regaled with stories of their life adventures. Thanks Joe for the good counsel and the many great memories you created for us.

    Ard fheis go raibh ag a anam…. may he rest in peace

  11. Don Hilliard

    Worked with Joe in Ireland and OKC and we had fun there too
    Thoughts and prayers go Rosalie and family

  12. Chris Kaplan

    Aunt Rosie,

    Sometimes there are no words to say exactly how you feel when you lose a loved one. I would love you to know how I feel about Uncle Joe. When people are asked what is family they sometimes can’t define it.

    Although you and Uncle Joe may not have been blood related you were the example of family; one who will always be part of your live and like the stars above we know that although we might not see them everyday or as often as you would like, you know they are as beautiful and amazing all the same.

    The memories I was lucky enough to been given by Uncle Joe and you, with Jeffrey Joe and Licia will continue to provide the endless days of laughter and smiles. Whether it was dad making us go wake Uncle Joe up with the pots and pans or spending time on the lake with the two of you, we were with our extended family and it was awesome.

    My thoughts, my prayers and my love are sent to you and Jeffrey and the rest of the family with the hope you know you have many people who cherish you.

    Chris Kaplan your nephew

  13. Jim Cleveland

    I have very good memories of Joe when we car pooled to Webster from the city in the early 70’. Still remember how Joe kept his bicycle in the living room back then. I came back from OKC just before Joe arrived for his tour at the toner plant.

  14. Paul Dhillon

    Dear Rosalie,

    I have many fond memories of you and Joe starting in early 1970s. Joe was my very dear friend.
    He will be missed. May He Rest In Peace.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Paul Dhillon

  15. Robert Bulger

    I want to send our love and prayers to Rosalie and her family. I always considered Joe a great friend
    I will always cherish the memories of working with him at Xerox.
    Sure and Bob Bulger

  16. Ed & Annette Schoepfel

    Rest In Peace my friend. It was a pleasure to work with you. Our condolences to Rosalie and family. ❤️?

  17. John Laing

    I was saddened to hear the news of Joe’s passing. He was an excellent engineer, and left his mark on Xerox sites around the world. He could stay calm in difficult situations. I remember his story of seeing the start of the Tiananmen Square protests and going directly to the airport to head for home. My thoughts and prayers are with Rosalie and family.

  18. larry & Marquita Whitaker

    Joe was not only a good neighbor for many years but a dear friend. Don’t know what more anyone could ask for. Most sincerely we will miss Joe.

    Larry & Marquita

  19. Roger Welch

    Joe was one of the best managers I ever worked with. My time with Joe in the OKC Extruded Toner Plant and Ireland were some of my best working years.

    I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers to Rosalie.

  20. Uncle Joe was a wonderful individual full of love and knowledge. He will always be in my heart and memories. I loved the visits to Rochester and the Pollatto clan visiting us in North Collins. I will cherish the memories of the wine tours, clam steaming, and grilled corn on the cob. I will never forget the time he told me he would give me $20 if I streaked around the neighbors houses when I was about 11 years old. He got me hooked on buying the mint collections from the Post office and I still have them today. He will be loved and missed by many.

  21. Terry and Mike pitt

    Our sincere condolences to you all. Joe and Rosalie were like parents to me and licia was my sister. And Jeff my brother. So many great memories of Joe. He always pushed me to be better. All of you took me in out of kindness and generosity when I was getting out of a bad place never will forget. Joe was an amazing human being.

  22. Dear Rosalie,
    I cannot tell you how broken hearted I was to hear of Joe’s sudden passing. He was such a kind hearted person. When I worked for Joe in the toner plant he made it a pleasure to come to work each day. I knew Joe would keep me laughing all day. He would grade me on every assignment. Most of the time I would get a D with an occasional A. I just loved Joe and his great sense of humor. He was a caring and loving person. He talked to me often about his family and how proud he was of all his children. Please know that Joe will ALWAYS have a special place in my heart. I was very fortunate to have known Joe and work for him.
    My sincere condolences to you and your beautiful family. May he Rest in Peace. God Bless

  23. Rebecca S Wiederhold

    Very sad to hear of Joe’s passing. He was my first manager when I started at Xerox(many years ago!) I loved working for him and he taught me so much about the business. I will never forget him.
    My condolences to his family who were so dear to him.

  24. Jack DeSoto

    I was deeply saddened by Joe’s passing. My deepest sympathies to Rosalie and family. I worked with Joe for many years and traveled to Brazil with him. I will always remember Joe saying,” If I had known that I was going to live so long, I would have taken better care of myself”.

  25. Mick Lynam

    On behalf of PM Group here in Ireland, we were all very saddened to hear of Joe’s passing.

    What a character!! We worked with Joe and his team on the design and construction of the Xerox Toner facility up at Dundalk. I will always remember our first dealings with Joe when we presented him with the news that the cost estimate for his plant was way more than his budget. That’s when we saw Joe in ‘full flow’, lets just say that he had a great gift for colorful words that even made an Irishman blush! And it finished with ‘whatever you do Mick, don’t tell Cometa’!!

    Joe was a true gentleman, a great leader, a man for getting things done no matter where he was in the world…and great fun to be with. One of the people that brings a smile to your face when you think back on what it was like to be in their company.

    Our sincerest sympathies to Rosalie, Jeff and family. May he RIP.

  26. Mary E. Kulp

    Joe was my hiring manager at Xerox. He took me under his wing and taught me so much about the business for several years. I am very saddened by the news of his passing. He was a wonderful and passionate man who was a strong leader in my first years at Xerox. My deepest condolences to his family and close friends. I will always remember him.

  27. Sue Maulucci

    Joe hired me in 1992 when the OKC extruded toner plant was being built and I was fresh out of college. He was a very upbeat and great manager. I will always be very thankful for the opportunity to be part of the OKC team. I learned so much from him and his team. My thoughts and prayers to his family and close friends. He will surely be missed!

  28. Lynn Korvick

    Joe and Rosealie attended our wedding in 1983 and were surrogate grandparents to our son Philip when we all relocated from Rochester to OKC in 1992. They filled such an important role in his life and in ours. We spent hours playing cards and laughing. Such a joy to call them friends.

  29. Ray & Donna Kulik

    It was such a shock to learn of Joe’s passing. When I joined Xerox in 1973, Joe was one of the first people I met. My career crisscrossed many times with Joe during my years in Xerox Supplies organization: Webster 206 & 224 plant in 70’s & 80’s, the China plant build in late 80’s, OKC during the toner plant expansion in early 90’s and finally the new Ireland plant build in late 90’s. Joe was always someone I could rely on for personal support and professional direction. We enjoyed many great times during the extended periods time away from home. Joe and Rosalie always made me and for that matter everyone else feel at home…always a open house. Joe was a great ambassador for Xerox and embraced new cultures easily whether in China or Ireland or Oklahoma. He was a legend in Brazil, although I did not work with him then. I along with all of his friends and family will miss him dearly.

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