Esther Giordano-Witt

Esther Giordano-Witt, of Pembroke Pines, Florida passed away peaceably at the age of 101 on Tuesday February 12, 2013 in the Florida Medical Center. Born in Morrisville, PA to Alexander Kovalik and Esther Polko, she was the wife of the late Nicholas M. Giordano Jr. and Robert Witt. Esther resided in the Trenton area most of her life then moved to Florida 30 years ago.
As a young girl she enjoyed working on her father's farm along with her three brothers and four sisters. As she matured she was employed as a sales clerk with several department stores. During World War II she served the war effort as a "Rosie The Riveter", with Curtiss-Wright Eastern Aircraft Division of General Motors in Trenton, NJ.
As was her nature, Esther was very active and enjoyed her time in Florida. She went to different stores every day and had a standing weekly appointment with her hairdresser. In recent months she was aided by an electric scooter which allowed her to travel throughout the condominium complex with ease.
Esther was a member of many organizations including: St. Peter and Paul Church in Trenton; Park Place Women'sAssoc; Life member of City of Hope, FL; Life member of Deborah Heart & Lung; Life member of Hadassa, FL; and a member of St. Maurice Church in Florida.
She is survived by her son; Nicholas M. Giordano III and daughter in-law; Sherry Giordano; of Hamilton, NJ. her two grandchildren; Sherry Dzurko; of Burlington, NJ and Dawn Pintinalli and her husband Paul; of New Egypt, NJ, her brother; George Kovalik; of Chaumont, NY., her niece; Ruthann Gram and her husband; Dennis; of Hamilton, NJ, and many other nieces and nephews, and her caregiver Heather Virgo of Miramar, FL.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday (Feb. 19) at 11 a.m. in St. Rapheal's Church. Burial will be in the Morrisville Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday morning from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Hartmann Memorial Home 2830 Nottingham Way. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Deborah Hospital 212 Trenton Road Brownsmills NJ 08015.
Published in The Trentonian on Feb. 16, 2013