HAMILTON - John A. Giambrone, 66, of Yardville, passed away on Monday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton.
Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong area resident. He was a motor-pool mechanic of the 108th Tactical Fighting Wing at McGuire Air Force Base. After 19 years with the state of New Jersey Department of Transportation, he pursued a career with Coleman Buick eventually retiring in June 2004 after 21 years of service. He was a member of the Central Jersey Antique Car Club and he enjoyed Cruise Nite and going to antique car shows in his 1962 red Chevy Impala convertible. He was an avid model railroad train collector, building his own engines and attended the train club meetings. John also loved playing the saxophone for several groups such as Champagne, Holiday Five, Billy Kay Review and the Tempas. He enjoyed fixing and tinkering with many things for his friends and family.
Son of the late John and Mary Asta Giambrone, he is survived by his wife of 42 years, Theresa Dengler Giambrone; a son and daughter-in-law, John C. and Kimberly Giambrone of Hamilton; a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanine and Scott Maloney of Southampton; a granddaughter, Michaela Eve Maloney; his twin brother and his wife, Carl and Margaret Giambrone of Robbinsville; a sister and her husband, Joan and Malcolm Reader of Boca Raton, Fla.; his mother-in-law, Dorothy C. Dengler of Whiting, formerly of Florence; his sister-in-law, Jeanne Wasnesky and her husband Larry of Mt. Holly, brother-in-law, Daniel "Dapper" Dengler of Florence, sister-in- law, Donna Abrams of Chesterfield, Va., brother-in-law, Joseph Dengler and his wife Virginia of Riverside; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday from the Buklad Yardville Memorial Chapel, 30 Yardville Allentown Road, Yardville, with Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11 a.m. in St. Vincent DePaul Church. Entombment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery Mausoleum in Hamilton. Friends may call on Thursday evening from 5 until 8 p.m. at the memorial chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John's memory may be made to the Central Jersey Antique Car Club, Inc., PO Box 2588, Hamilton Square, NJ 08690, or to St. Vincent DePaul, 555 Yardville Road, Yardville, NJ 08620.