In Remembrance of Emilio J. Giordano

Emilio J. Giordano

Emilio J. Giordano

Dunmore, PA May 20, 1941 ~ June 30, 2012 Date of Service: July 6, 2012

Emilio J. Giordano, Dunmore died Saturday in Moses Taylor Hospital.

He and his wife the former Miriam “Midge” Kaschenbach celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary Aug. 8, 2011.

Born in Throop, he was the son of the late Emilio and Mary Palucci Giordano.

He was a graduate of Throop High School class of 1959. He was also a graduate of the University of Scranton, class of 1963 where he earned a B.S. in Education and was awarded a Master’s Degree in 1967.

Prior to retirement he was employed by the Dunmore School District as an English teacher, there after as a guidance counselor and then became the head of the Guidance department.

After retirement as an educator he became the manager of the H&R Block office in Dunmore.

He was a member of the Act 101 Board at Marywood University. He received the distinguished service award as a member of the Counselor Advisory Committee at Johnson Technical Institute from 1991-1994.

He was a member of S.S. Anthony and Rocco Parish and the St. Anthony’s Playground Association in Dunmore as well as the Dunmore Council, the Dunmore Knights of Columbus and the Italian Club, Throop. Known affectionately as “Poppy” by his family he was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle who will be dearly missed.

Also surviving is a daughter, Ellen Sechler and husband, Ron, Scranton; a son Joseph, Dunmore; three grandchildren, Matthew and Zoe Sechler and Lana Bella Giordano; two brothers, Gabriel Giordano and wife, Celestine, Jefferson Twp., and Robert Giordano and wife Ann, Throop; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother Gene Giordano and his wife Flora, and a nephew Bradley Giordano.

The funeral will be Friday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 East Drinker St., Dunmore, with mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Dunmore. Interment in St. Michaels Cemetery, Dunmore. Friends may call Thursday evening from 5 to 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, preferred memorial contributions may be made to any local charity of the donor’s choice.

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Joseph A Durkin
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Re: In Remembrance of Emilio J. Giordano
Reply #7 on : Fri July 06, 2012, 15:11:58
Midge, I was unable to make the viewing for Emilio, a great man and a great educator. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. God Bless.
Mary Louise and Angelo Mecca
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Mr. Giordano
Reply #6 on : Fri July 06, 2012, 14:00:32
To the Giordano Family,
Very sorry for your loss. Such a great influence
he had on my wife and me as a teacher, both 1969
graduates, and later on when I became a member of
the teaching staff in the Dunmore School System.
He was ALWAYS a gentleman.

Mary Louise and Angelo Mecca
Jack Kelly
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Mr. Giordano
Reply #5 on : Thu July 05, 2012, 10:03:00
I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my friend and colleague Emilio Giordano. I had the pleasure of working with him for a number of years at Dunmore High School. The commitment he made on a daily basis to his students earned him great respect from his fellow faculty members. I will keep the Giordano family in my thoughts and prayers.
Jack Kelly (Faculty Member)
william j ross
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condolence
Reply #4 on : Wed July 04, 2012, 09:22:04
I am very sorry for your loss. Emilio was a good and caring man.
Pete & Sal Mecca (Tampa)
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One of the Best
Reply #3 on : Tue July 03, 2012, 12:47:56
We vividly remember Mr. Giordano as our teacher for several years while we were in school. As retired school teachers ourselves, we remember that he was not only an excellent, caring teacher, but also a gentleman and humanitarian. He made an indelible mark that we know is shared by many.
Richard X McDonald Superintendent of Schools
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Mr. Giordano
Reply #2 on : Tue July 03, 2012, 10:58:42
On behalf of the Dunmore School District We would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family on the loss of Emilio. Emilio was a true professional when he served the Dunmore School District and his memory will live on with the many students lives that he touched throughtout his career at DHS.
John P. Kameen
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Sympathy to family of a U. of S. classmate
Reply #1 on : Tue July 03, 2012, 07:45:18
My most sincere sympathies to the family of Emilio. He was a clssmate of mine in the U. of S. Class of '63. He was in a number of my classes over the four years and he was a gregarious, studious gentleman. He always had a pleasant greeting for everyone and was well-liked by both faculty and student body. Since I live in Forest City I have known of his achievements in life, which were many, and salute him for his lifetime of hardwork and dedication to education and, of course, his fine family. I am sure the members of the Class of '63 join me in extending our condolences to the family at this very difficult time. May he rest in peace.
John P. Kameen, Forest City