Bernard "Barney" Giansante
1927 - 2021
Bernard 'Barney' Giansante
June 1927 - July 2021
Barney Giansante passed away Monday, July 12, 2021 at 94 years old.
Barney was raised in Portland and joined the Navy at age 18. He owned and operated the Captain's Corner restaurant. An avid tennis player, Barney played until the age 91; he volunteered at St. Vincent Hospital for over 30 years and was an avid gardener.
Barney was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Anne. He is survived by his children, Mike, Tom, Julie, Steve, and Matthew; and five grandchildren, Spencer, Abby, Genevieve, Sam, and Raven.
Funeral will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, July 24, 2021, at St. John Fisher Church in Portland, Ore.
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Published by The Oregonian from Jul. 16 to Jul. 18, 2021.
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We didn't know Barney until he moved from his home to an apartment and adopted his daughter, Julie's, garden. It was a pleasure meeting and talking with Barney. We were amazed by his stamina and know he will be missed as he was remembered at the funeral service.
Patrick and Nan Malone
July 25, 2021
There are not enough words to describe all the years and memories spent with a long-time colleague and friend. I will miss having lunch with Barney-san at St. Vincent Hospital when we volunteered and all the great conversations about his family, grandchildren, current affairs, his house, his travels, and gardening. He loved his family very much and was so proud of his big family. I am truly thankful and honored to have known such a dear person. He will be missed tremendously. My loving thoughts and prayers to the family.
Akiko Erwin
July 21, 2021
Barney was a wonderful person, I am glad to have known him. His cheerful attitude was such a blessing to me and likely many others involved with St. Vincent de Paul at St. John Fisher Church. I regret I am unable to be with his family at his funeral, but am praying for your comfort.
Patricia Fryer
July 21, 2021
Barney was a wonderful Mixed Doubles tennis partner and a wonderful person. Enjoyed his lovely smile on and off the court for many years.
Carol M. Davidson
July 20, 2021
Barney was a great friend. He will be sincerely missed. Many great times & wonderful food at the Captains Corner Resturant where friendships were developed for a lifetime. RIP Barney.
John Alderton
July 19, 2021
So very sorry for your loss, wish I could be with you at the service, but cannot.
Donna Dubinski
July 18, 2021
I am saddened to learn of Barney´s passing. He led such a good life. I had many lunches through the years with Barney as volunteers at St. Vincent´s. Discussions about gardening and what tomatoes were best. He was such an amazing man. My condolences to family.
Marilyn Thomas
July 18, 2021
Our condolences to the family. Barney was an amazing man, and so kind hearted. We know he is really going to be missed. Our prayers and love go with everyone who knew and loved him. Lori and Chuck
Chuck & Lori Amato
July 17, 2021
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