Michael Pallone ’47, 91 of Lake Ridge, VA, passed away February 14, 2019. He was born July 8, 1927, in Donora, PA, He is preceded in death by his parents Mike and Tomasina; wife Armeda, siblings Felix, Frances, Jimmy and Santina; nieces Maryanne & Tina and nephew Jimmy. He is survived by his nephews & nieces Alan, Tammy, Sharon, Paul, Linda, Scott, Debbie, Mark, William, Timothy, Robert, Frances, Anna, Claudia Ann & Michael.
Mike took chances in life. He once hopped trains to California with his best friend to become famous. Fame did not find them but adventure did. He served our nation in WW2 and remained a patriot his entire life, always saying he lived in the best country in the world. He attended Roberts Wesleyan College where he sold chocolates, sandwiches and ice cream to pay for tuition and was class president one year. After deciding to pursue sales, his road to success began. Mike worked as a car salesman and owned several businesses in the Rochester, NY area. He purchased a failing dealership in Springfield, VA in 1969, and Mike Pallone Chevrolet was born. He and wife, Armeda, ran a successful dealership for 41years.