William Frank "Bill" Gianino
1951 - 2020
BORN
1951
DIED
2020

Gianino, William "Bill" Frank

69, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Friday, June 26, 2020. Bill was born to the late Frank Lawrence and Marion Evelyn Gianino (nee Scott) on February 26, 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri. Bill is the beloved husband of Kathleen "Kathy" Gianino (nee Colombo); loving father of William "Billy" M. (Maria) Gianino and Anthony "Tony" J. (Kim) Gianino; adoring Paw Paw and Poppy of Eva, Anna, William, Evelyn and Vivian; admired brother of Joanie Hug and Carol (Mark) Rulo; dear brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, and friend to many.

Bill was proud to have served in the United States Army. His passion was his family business. He enjoyed working with and mentoring his sons, family members, employees and friends in the business. He loved being part of the community and serving as president of the Krieg Gianino Family Foundation with Footprints; a program with Cardinal Glennon Hospital for Children. In his off time he spent time at his beloved farm, traveled with the love of his life and golfed with his many friends. Bill will be missed by so many!

Services: Visitation will be held Sunday, July 5, 2020 from 1-8:00 p.m. at Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home, 1081 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold, Missouri 63010. The funeral Mass is scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 6, 2020, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 6020 Old Antonia Road, Imperial, Missouri, 63052. A private burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery will follow Mass.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Footprints Program with Cardinal Glennon or to the American Heart Association. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.heiligtagfuneralhome.com for the Gianino family


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Published by Post - Dispatch on Jul. 2, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jul
5
Visitation
1:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home
1081 Jeffco Blvd, Arnold, MO 63010
Jul
6
Funeral Mass
11:00a.m.
St. Joseph Catholic Church
6020 Old Antonia Road, Imperial, Missouri
Funeral services provided by:
Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home
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I met Bill many many years ago in high school. He was a really nice guy and a good friend. I met him the first time playing junior varsity football. He was a tough defensive nose guard and I got to run through the gap he created in the offensive line each play. A good deal for me:). After school our life paths diverged never to cross again but you never forget a good childhood friend. I´m thankful for his friendship and true comradery. My condolences to his family and friends for his untimely passing. I hope his memory gives you strength and comfort.
Steve Ptak
November 20, 2020
Well it´s been 4 1/2 months since Bill Gianino suddenly passed away. I make a point of starting my message with that because that length of time has not changed the startling affect his death has had on all of us who loved, admired and respected him. We were all caught so off guard; we were not ready. I worked with Bill for about 43 years. He absolutely was my boss and my mentor but more importantly he was my friend. He had a lot of faith in me and pushed me to take on new challenges. Bill was a great listener as well. We had a lot of conversations over the last 4+ decades and I will cherish that time with him. I think we covered just about any subject. He didn´t always agree with me but he would always hear me out, offering advice and support. He trusted me and I never took that for granted. I will miss him terribly as we all have to move forward without him and I will always wish for 1 more conversation with Bill, my mentor, my friend. With love and admiration, Julie
Julie
November 10, 2020
It was truly a pleasure working with Bill. He will be deeply missed. My condolences to his family and friends. His life was a blessing...and his memory is a treasure that will not be forgotten
Lisa Stevenson
Friend
July 6, 2020
We are saddened that Bill was taken so young. The generosity of the Gianino Family restaurants are at every fundraiser we attend and their endless donations make St. Louis a much better place. Their generosity to our Family when our son was battling cancer was so appreciated. We are praying for all of Bills family and friends for strength and comfort.
Tammy Barczewski
Friend
July 6, 2020
a loved one
July 5, 2020
a loved one
July 5, 2020
David WRIGHT
July 4, 2020
Laura Slay
July 4, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about Bill. He was such a nice guy. I know how much you will miss him Kathy, just as the rest of the world will. He was the same age as Linda was when she passed. Both were way too young.
Wally Bush
Friend
July 3, 2020
My family is deeply sorry for your loss. We are praying for Kathy and all your family. Bill was a really great guy!
Michelle Clendenin Castor
Friend
July 2, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Vincenzo Di Piazza
Friend
July 2, 2020
Kathy, we are so very sorry for your loss . Bill was such a great guy and always kind to me and my family . He will be missed .
Nancy Daus Alukonis and Bob Alukonis
Friend
July 2, 2020