Theodore GallJanuary 7, 1919 ~ March 4, 2017 (age 98)
CWO-4 Theodore Gall, United States Army Retired
Theodore (Ted) Gall passed away peacefully on March 4, 2017. He was born on January 7, 1919 to Gasper and Caroline Gall in Manhattan, New York. Mr. Gall earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland on March 24, 1971. As a young man, prior to his enlistment, Ted loved telling stories of his experiences as a “soda jerk” at a local drug store in Elmhurst, Long Island. Mr. Gall enlisted in the Army on October 10, 1941 and proudly served in the United States Army until his retirement on December 31, 1971. Mr. Gall retired from active duty with Honorable Service Distinction from the Presidio of San Francisco. With over 33 years of military service, specializing in Personnel Support Services, Mr. Gall traveled the world. He was stationed in the Panama Canal during World War II, served in Korea and served three tours of duty in Vietnam. He served military assignments in California, New Jersey, Texas and Germany, going wherever he was assigned.
During his military service Mr. Gall was recognized for his service earning awards and distinction for his work. These awards included but are not limited to a Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement in ground operations against hostile forces in the Republic of Vietnam, numerous Certificates of Appreciation for his contributions and duty, the Joint Service Commendation Medal for exemplary service in Vietnam, the Army Commendation (third oak leaf cluster) for meritorious performance and demonstrated initiative, enthusiasm and professional ability in the performance of his duties and the Army Commendation Ribbon for his untiring efforts and devotion to officer personnel. CWO Gall’s performance of duty was always in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
The greatest joy of Ted’s life was his proud and dedicated military service to his country.
Following his retirement from the United States Army, Mr. Gall worked side-by-side with Hans Kornell at Kornell Champagne Cellars in Calistoga. They developed a close friendship and Mr. Gall worked for Mr. Kornell for over 20 years overseeing office management.
On December 6, 1946 he married Harriett Brust in El Paso, Texas. Mrs. Gall joined Mr. Gall on his military adventures.
Mr. Gall is survived by his wife of 70 years, Harriett Gall, daughter, Barbara Franco (Vic), Alynda Franco Davis (granddaughter), Abby and Logan Davis (great granddaughters), Karyn Franco (granddaughter), son, Daniel Gall (Kristy), Erin and Shaun (granddaughters). Previously deceased is Mr. Gall’s brother, Daniel, sister, Grace and daughter, Carolyn DeLaCruz.
During his years of retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Gall enjoyed watching their grandaughters Alynda (volleyball) and Karyn (basketball) play sports at Napa High School. They enjoyed preparing “special boxes” for granddaughters Erin and Shaun who lived in Arizona and great-granddaughters Abby and Logan who live in Encinitas.
The family wishes to recognize the exceptional care Mr. Gall received at Piners Skilled Nursing and Guest House and for the past year the gracious, respectful and loving care he received at the Jomar House, Stayman Estate Homes. The family appreciates the team from Collabria Napa Valley Hospice for their care of Mr. Gall as well as Concierge House Calls of the Napa Valley, Dr. Mark Singer.
The family will hold private services at Tulocay Cemetery. The family requests no flowers. If you would like to make an honor donation please donate to the Wounded Warrior Project.