Mr. Palles, the son of Maurice and Mildred Palles, was born in Chicago. He moved to Tucson in 1978, where he was the owner of Palles Insurance Agency.
Survivors include his wife, Eileen Tucker Palles; children, Lawrence (Darcy Renfro) Palles of Phoenix, Meredith (Jeff) Macherey of Denver, Michael (Heather Kotler) Weiss of Atlanta, and Caroline (David) Dreyfus of Los Angeles; and seven grandchildren.
Services were held at the chapel at Evergreen Mortuary with Rabbi Batsheva Appel officiating, followed by interment in the Temple Emanu-El section at Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Literacy Connects, 200 E. Yavapai Road, Tucson, AZ 85705.