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Balagio owner gave diners the personal touch

Mike A. Galderio was a gregarious businessman. He would go to every table greeting diners in his Balagio Ristorante in Homewood. They remembered that personal touch.

“People would call with an order and then they’d add ‘I know Mike,’” his son Mike J. Galderio said. 

Mr. Galderio, who grew up in The Hill neighborhood of Chicago Heights, died Dec. 29 after a battle with cancer. He didn’t want his family to do anything special when he died, but Mike said it’s hard not to celebrate his father and all he accomplished . . .

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