great regret that I write to inform the membership of the passing of brother Joe Gallo at the age of 67, on August 2nd, 2022. Brother Gallo was a distinguished 44-year member of Local 728 since 1-28-78. Joe Gallo had a meteoric rise in both service to the Local and in his career. Within a few short years of his obligation, he became an Executive Board member and quickly became our Vice-President. On the business side, Joe went from rigging and lamp operating to Chief Lighting Technician on such shows as Knot's Landing and Trapper John MD at a time when it was not easy to step up and stay up. Later in his career, Joe continued to gaff, but also became a member of Local 600 Cinematographers. He also rejoined the Executive Board for a number of terms, bringing his no nonsense approach to the workings of the Board.