Mr. Lalli was born Feb. 11, 1951 at McAlester, the son of Virgil Victor and Marian Blanche Garrett Lalli. He graduated from Norman High SchooI in 1969, and attended the University of Oklahoma, majoring in art.
He worked with his father in the grocery business for 20 years. He returned to Norman from Maryland in 1998 and was attending the Moore Norman Technology Center, working toward certification in Cisco and Microsoft. Mr. Lalli was a member of New Life Bible Church in Norman.
Mr. Lalli was preceded in death by his father Virgil Lalli.
He is survived by his mother of Norman; sons, Nathan Lalli, Joseph Lalli and Nickolas Lalli, all of Humble, Texas; a daughter, Jessica Obando and her husband, Marlon, of Columbia, Md.; brothers, Rodger Lalli of Norman and Garrett Lalli and his wife, Janet, of Tulsa; a niece, Adrienne Lalli; and a nephew, Garrett Lalli.
Burial - Sunset Memorial Park
Sharing Memories of Philip Gordon Lalli
e-mail to Peggy Smith
My friend, Phil, was a great guy and a good traveling companion. While some were heading for Woodstock, he and I were on our way to SanFrancisco, the summer after graduation. I worked with him at Ken's Grocery store and his father, Virgil, was our boss. I have fond memories with him, Tom Howard and the Charles brothers, at the store. I don't remember anyone who worked harder than Phil. A familiar phrase around the store was "Otra Vez", which meant "Again". So "Otra Vez"!, I remember Phil!