John Gioia
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GIOIA JOHN GIOIA Colonel Air Force, retired of Alexandria, VA and North Palm Beach Florida died on Friday December 26, 2008. Husband of Patty Gioia. Father of Eric Gioia and his wife Piper. Grandfather of Parker, Luke and John-Austin Gioia; son of Mary Gioia and brother of Sal and Jerry Gioia. Friends may call at the Demaine Funeral Home, 520 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 where the family will be present on Friday January 2, 2009 from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday January 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. where funeral services will begin at 12 p.m. Graveside services with Full Military Honors will be held on Monday January 26, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to USO Metro, PO Box 1710, Fort Myer, VA 22211.

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Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 30, 2008.
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January 27, 2009
It is with deep and sincere sadness that we received the news of John's passing. Having worked with John and knowing him personally, we will miss him and his strong presence. Our heartfelt prayers go out to Patty and family. Ron and Linda Bury
Ron and Linda Bury
January 26, 2009
Patty, Eric and the rest of the Gioia family. My condolences to your family on the loss of John. To this day, John is the best President I have ever worked for. He was a real down to earth person to work with who was gracious with his time and his home. He was straight forward and encouraged growth in others. He was a unique person down to his habit of chewing straws during meetings. Again, I am sorry for your loss and wish your family well.
Art Solano
January 8, 2009
Patty and family--I was extremely saddened to hear of John's passing. He was such a great father figure for me in the Robbins-Gioia family. I wish you my sincere condolences, he was a great man.
Amy Hancock
January 1, 2009

We were deeply saddened to hear of John's passing.. Having known you and John since the early eighties, and being part of the early years of Robbins-Gioia it is difficult to write in such a short space how much you and John have meant to me and my family. John's strength, wisdom and uncompromising attention to his family, customers and his employees gave me an unparalled sense and purpose of how I treat my customers and fellow employees today. We have lost a great man, a wonderful human being and an outstanding mentor. May God Bless you and may he help you to find comfort in the day and weeks ahead.

Pete, Sheree and Conner LeGro
Pete LeGro
December 31, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the loss of a great husband, father, and friend. John always treated us as family and that's how we'll always remember him.
Jim and Jann Ensweiler
December 30, 2008
With sadness I wish to enter these comments. We have known John and Patty since early 70's in the USAF and as the 5th employee of the R-G, Inc. He made his mark on the Nation, on society and in business and we are pleased to know John was our friend.

Rick, Gloria and Bettina
Richard R. Ridolfi
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