Charles D. Gallardo

  • Born: August 27, 1961
  • Died: December 21, 2015
  • Location: Rockford formally of Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Charles D. Gallardo, age 54, of Rockford formally of Sterling died Monday, December 21, 2015 at Milestone Long Term Care in Rockford.

Charles was born August 27, 1961 in Sterling the son of Joseph Z. and Virginia (Amesquita) Gallardo and Amelia Garcia.

Survivors include six sisters Dolly (Ralph) Gonzalez of Sterling, Lola (Dave) Pletsch of Sterling, Barbara (Roger) Berry of Geneseo, Valentina Gallardo of Rockford, Shirley (Mike) Hanson of Chicago, and Sally Martinez of Chicago, and five brothers Joseph A. (Denise) Gallardo of Sterling, Thomas (Kris) Gallardo of Sterling, David (Toni) Gallardo of Sterling, Reynaldo (Victoria) Gallardo of Rockford, and Refugio (Sally) Gallardo of Chicago and three biological sisters Lilly Garcia, Rachael Garcia, and Nellie Garcia, three biological brothers Roy Garcia, James Garcia, and Saul Garcia.

He was preceded in death by his parents, biological mother, one brother Joseph Gallardo, and one biological brother Julio Garcia.

Visitation will be from 10:00 – 10:45 A.M. Monday, December 28, 2015 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday at the church with Reverend Adalberto Sanchez officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.


Condolence & Memory Journal


I was one of Charles's caregivers with his group home in Rockford. He is very missed. He had such kindness and zest for life. He loved his training and work center and would bound out of his room to prepare and shower for the beginning of his day there, always happy to be told how handsome he looked as he got ready and out to start his day--always making sure he had his hair combed just right and insisting on a bit of hair gel to make sure he was pleased with his appearance. He loved his room and all of his treasures and television. During good weather he would ride "his" bike all around the 1/4 mile track behind our group home, smiling for lap after lap on that track. It was sometimes hard to get him in after he began his bike rides, he didn't want to stop because he loved the sunshine, movement, and nature around him as he rode. Again, my deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Charles will always remain in my memory warmly.

Posted by Christine deNeveu - Rockford, IL - caregiver   January 05, 2016


So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Larry & Linda Vos - Prophetstown, IL - Friends   December 29, 2015