Thomas J. Giordano, 71, of 7 Dar Valley Road, Willow Creek, passed away Sunday (Feb. 17, 2013) at his residence.
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Born March 4, 1941, in Cleveland, he was a son of the late Patrick "Patsy" and Frances Stiable Giordano.
He was a 1959 graduate of Bradford High School and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1959, served in Africa and he was honorably discharged in 1963.
Mr. Giordano owned and operated Johnson's Restaurant in Bradford, and the Giordano Wholesale Produce Co. He was the former chief of police for the Corydon Township Police Department. He later worked as a security guard at Zippo Manufacturing Co. for Pinkerton Security and at the time of his death he worked security at Path Stone.
He was a member of the Bradford Jaycees, and a founding member of the Don Raabe Big 30 All Stars Charity Classic. Mr. Giordano was also a lifetime member of the Corydon Township Volunteer Fire Department, and a member the Italian Club in Lewis Run, and the Eagles Club.
Surviving is one son, James Giordano of Bradford; three brothers, Anthony J. (Rosanne) Giordano of Bradford, Patrick J. (Janet) Giordano of Houston, Texas, and Charles C. (Elizabeth) Giordano of Willow Creek, one sister, Gloria Jean Tobin of Ocala, Fla.; his former wife, Regina (Backaus) Freeman; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Christina "Chrissy" Giordano, who died Dec. 6, 2008; and two brothers, James A. Giordano and John F. Giordano.
Family will be receiving friends at the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., South Avenue, on Thursday from 5 to 7:30 p.m., at which time funeral and committal services will be held with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor of St. Bernard Church, officiating.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Big 30 Don Raabe All-Star Charities Classic, P.O. Box 82, Bradford, PA 16701; or the Corydon Township Volunteer Fire Department, 2465 W. Washington St., Bradford, PA 16701.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Feb. 19 to Feb. 25, 2013