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Rocco Wallo


Right hander

Home: Orange New Jersey

Summary Personal Bio

Born:  February 16, 1924

Kingston, PA

Parents: Michael & Julia Wallo

Brothers: Mike, and Earle

Sisters: Dolly and Bernadine

Dallas High School, Dallas, PA

US Marines - El Toro Base, CA where he was an instructor in Judo, combat fighting, and swimming.

B.A. Physical Education, University of Portland, 1948; attended on football scholarship playing end for the Pilots.

Legally changed his name to Edward.

Portland (OR) Police Department 1949 - 1986.  38 years distinguished service; retiring as a Lieutenant.

In 1947 married Rose Marie (Dee) Rennie, long serving nursing supervisor and Associate Director of Nursing at St. Vincent's Hospital, Portland, OR

Four children for whom Rocco will always be their hero: Edward, Steve, Mary Jo, and Terri; eight grandchildren.

Avid amateur golfer with 7 handicap, gardener, daily jogger and family man.

Inventor of "The Walloper" golf training club with patent awarded in 1966

Deceased: 1996 at age 72 years with symptoms of pugilistic dementia, very likely associated with his boxing career. An educated man and with the benefit of modern scientific evidence, Rocco would most certainly advise young men of today against going into the ring.




The press reported Rocco Wallo "is a handsome, well-muscled lad... He is an out-and-out body puncher (a rarity) and his style satisfies."