We are heartbroken to announce that Nicholas D. Tallo also known affectionately as “Bomba” passed away on Dec. 14, 2022. He was the beloved son of the late Helen and Ralph Tallo. Nick was 75 years old.
Originally from the Larimer neighborhood of Pittsburgh, he then grew up in Penn Hills, Pa. He attended Central Catholic High School and Point Park College.
A long time employee of of the PBS station WQED he served as floor manager for 30yrs. on Mister Rogers Neighborhood. He was one of Fred Rogers favorite crew members and they developed a special bond over those years. He was featured in the Mister Rogers documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”.
Nick went on to become a professional Key Grip/Dolly grip in film and television production.
Notably, he worked on several George Romero films and also as an actor in Romero’s zombie flick “Dawn of the Dead” as one of the bikers rampaging through Monroeville Mall. Other Romero film credits include: “Two Evil Eyes”, Monkey Shines”, and the 1990 Night of the Living Dead. His other film, commercial and acting credits are too numerous to mention here but Nick most definitely became an iconic figure in the Pittsburgh film community and beyond.
He truly was one of a kind +++ and lived a full life of joy and mischief!!
He succumbed to the vile illness cancer but his legacy will live long in all the lives he touched and those lives are legion!
Bomba was a strong supporter of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and encourages donations be made to the institution.
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