GREECE - Passed unexpectedly Monday, June 3, 2019, at age 86. He was predeceased by his son, Joseph Giardina; parents, Michele and Concetta Giardina; sisters, Angela Mullikin, Helen Wise and brothers, Samuel and Joseph Giardina; He is survived by his sons, Michael and Anthony Giardina; granddaughter, Zoey Giardina; sister, Lucy Giardina; sister-in-law, Nancy Giardina; cousin, Angela Buono; beloved best friends, Ben (Mary) Coglitore and Mary Lou Bo, many beloved nieces and nephews who admired and cherished him and the Breakfast Boys Club.
Tony graduated the Class of 1951 from Jefferson High School. He was Class President, All Scholastic Guard 1950. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from General Motors Institute. Tony was a retiree of Rochester Products after 40 years of service. He was entrepreneur throughout his life, an advisor to family and friends, an avid joke teller, a good golfer and card player, and an all around great man.
There will be no prior calling hours. Tony’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 9:30 at St. Lawrence Church, 1000 N. Greece Rd. Private Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN. 38105.