In Remembrance of Emilio J. Giordano
Emilio J. GiordanoDunmore, 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.