John N. Giordano
  • 86 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 18, 1925
  • Place of birth:
    San Jose, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Aug 22, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Palo Alto, California, United States
But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are ahead, I press toward the mark of the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, John Giordano, 86, born on October 18, 1925 and passed away on August 22, 2012. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Gayle Giordano on 18th October 2013

"We are celebrating your 88th birthday here and you are celebrating with Jesus. I am so thankful God gave us so many years together. So many wonderful times: birthdays, Christmases, Easters, weddings, babies, new jobs, new opportunities to serve the Lord. And, days of relaxation and renewal: attending church, vacations, working in the garden, taking a walk or a drive. Love you and miss you!"

This tribute was added by Nick Giordano on 22nd August 2013

"Today marks the first anniversary that  Crist  selected to take you  home to be with him forever.  I will always miss you but  am happy that you are there.  No  more pain  for you  just  wonderful days ahead that  I am happy for, but here we  left here will  always enjoy the fond memories we had."

This tribute was added by David Giordano on 22nd August 2013

"Miss you Uncle John.  Thanks for being such a good Uncle to me when I was growing up.


Your nephew David"

This tribute was added by Gayle Giordano on 22nd August 2013

"One year ago today you went to be with our Heavenly Father.  I know you are doing well and I am happy for that, but I miss you so very much.  You are on my mind and in my heart everyday.  Not the same without you here.  I know you would want me to be strong and to continue to do what the Lord has for me to do.  I do my best with strength that my Lord promised.  I love you sweetheart."

This tribute was added by Gayle Giordano on 19th October 2012

"Happy Birthday Sweetheart!  I love you and miss you!"

This tribute was added by Loureen Murphy on 18th October 2012

We all know it's your best one ever!"

This tribute was added by Marion Stowers on 5th September 2012

"John it was an honor and pleasure working with you at First Baptist Church.  You were a kindred spirit and we shared many good times working together.  Your love and faithfulness to your family, friends, and Church were outstanding.  You raised five wonderful children and I know they will continue your legacy of sharing the Lord's word.  You will be sorely missed by all of us who loved you"

This tribute was added by Susahn & Bill Stowers-Soule on 5th September 2012

"Dearest Oom-Papa, Tears of joy for knowing you are in our Saviour's loving arms, perfect and whole. You have been a reflection of His love and an example for all. You leave behind a beautiful family that carries your work forward, sharing the Word and bringing others closer to God. Such fond memories of your tender ways, your wit, and your guidance. You are greatly missed."

This tribute was added by Tim Giordano on 1st September 2012

"Dad,  You set the example for following and serving God, being thankful and content with whatever God had blessed you with, and as a Father. I miss you and will see you again!"

This tribute was added by Jay Lasky on 30th August 2012

"Jay and Gerry met John the last part of his life at Family Community Church. We know he loved his family dearly. Now he is singing praises with our savior. Our prayers are with Gayle and the family."

This tribute was added by Dave Perez on 30th August 2012

"What a great man and a great life!  I was very sad to hear of his passing, but then I thought what more could anyone ask.  Great kids who have gone on to build their own God loving families. Mr. Giordano's legacy will go on and on.  And soon, we shall see him again. God Bless the Giordano family."

This tribute was added by Sandra Frost on 29th August 2012

"My deepest sympathy to all his loved ones,  Gayle and all the kids, grandkids, and Ruth the Mother of his children.   May God comfort and
keep you in his loving arms and comfort you, knowing he lived for Christ."

This tribute was added by darlene boyd on 29th August 2012

"My memories of John are of his incredible generosity, quietness of spirit, serious but uncanny humor.  I can still see him puttering around the house and the garden.  I pray for your soul.  My deepest thoughts and prayers to Gayle, Loureen, Carla, Tim, John, and Marco."

This tribute was added by Julie Juell on 28th August 2012

"A smile came easily from John.  Encouragement in faith was at hand.  Sharing his family and home with others.  Watching Leave it to Beaver reruns late at night with lots of people, all noisy, loud college kids.  It was wonderful. God's peace be with you all."

This tribute was added by Joe Schofield on 28th August 2012

I will look forward to being with you again in heaven! As a young youth pastor at FBC San Jose, God blest my life with your friendship. Your love,  support, kindness and faithful encouraging support was a critical ingredient in my spiritual walk and success in youth ministry!  You were a part of the life of  " Sonshine"  Pastor Joe"

This tribute was added by David Giordano on 28th August 2012

"We will all miss you Uncle John. You were a kind and gentle soul who always had time to ask how things were going in your nephew's life.  Whether it was over at the house, up at Hill Top, or at one of the numerous family gatherings we always had there are many good memories of you and your family.  Love, David."

This tribute was added by Roger Koskela on 28th August 2012

"John was a faithful and supporting sponsor of Tri-C, FBC's College Group in the late 50's & 60's.  He also was the Deacon representative for the sports programs at the church.  I and many of my friends played AAA softball for many years wearing the First Baptist uniform.  John was primarily responsible for that successful outreach.  Thanks for your friendship and faithfulness, old friend."

This tribute was added by Joe Giordano on 27th August 2012

"John always looked for you when I needed advice for something. I will miss you but it is comforting to know that you are with the LORD in haven and are far better off than all of us you left behind. I hope to see you again when the LORD calls me home,
                                                          Love Your Brother JOE"

This tribute was added by Loureen Murphy on 27th August 2012

South Hills Community Church, Fireside Room
6601 Camden Avenue, San Jose, CA 95120

This tribute was added by Loureen Murphy on 27th August 2012

"The MEMORIAL SERVICE has now been settled:
Wednesday, September 5, NOON. Reception following onsite
Church on the Hill (First Baptist Church)
500 Sands Drive  San Jose, CA 95125 408-265-9000
Map: http://www.churchonthehill.com/about/whenAndWhere.php
VISITATION/VIEWING/GRAVESIDE services as posted before."

This tribute was added by joe giordano on 27th August 2012

"John, you have always been a great inspiration to me, especially when I was going through a divorce, many years ago. Always spoke the right words at the right time. Words can't express how much I will miss you, but I rest assured you are now with the Lord, enjoying the beauty of heaven and walking on the streets of gold. Love your sister Jo"

This tribute was added by Nick Giordano on 27th August 2012

"To my brother  John, you have been a guiding  light to my  Christian  life, I learned many things from as as a teenager when I used to type your  college coures  for  USF , I learned how to aborb the written word.. I remember the day's growing  up and when you couched  our Church softball to to  a championship, it was a pleasure playing for you."

This tribute was added by Alex Dabak on 27th August 2012

"Farewell Mr. G.  You truly left a legacy and lived a life that modeled Christ.  You always looked out for and cared about others.  The influence of you and your family in my life began nearly 30 years ago and continues today.  While I am sad to know you are no longer with us, I rejoice knowing you are with the Lord.  Special thoughts and prayers go out to Mark, Carla, Tim, Carla, & John."

This tribute was added by Loureen Murphy on 26th August 2012

"MAP TO VISITATION /VIEWING at Family Community Church, SJ
Thursday, August 30, 12-2 p.m.
Family Community Church, 478 Piercy Road  San Jose, CA (408) 365-0313
GRAVESIDE SERVICE, same day, 3 p.m.
Oak Hill Memorial Park, 300 Curtner Avenue  San Jose, CA 95125"

This tribute was added by Sally Ashe on 26th August 2012

"I think the living legacy of Mr. Giordano can be found in his children and grandchildren.  He clearly loved the Lord and gave his life over to serving that Lord.  His children are his living witness of the words I am sure Jesus said upon his entering into glory with the Lord - "Well done my good and faithful servant"."

This tribute was added by Loureen Murphy on 25th August 2012

"VISITATION & VIEWING Thursday, August 30, 12-2 p.m.
Family Community Church, 478 Piercy Road  San Jose, CA (408) 365-0313
GRAVESIDE SERVICE, same day, 3 p.m.
Oak Hill Memorial Park, 300 Curtner Avenue  San Jose, CA 95125
MEMORIAL SERVICE, Date,Time TBA, Church on the Hill, SJ"

This tribute was added by Axel Funke on 25th August 2012

"Dear Giordano Family,
I was saddened to hear of John's death. But then I was glad that his suffering had ended and he is now with the Lord. Please accept my condolences. I shared a bond of friendship with John for more than fifty years. . John's testimony was  always the same, loving and caring, showing Christ's love, never judging. I will miss John . But he finished the course and kept the faith"

This tribute was added by Kelly Shattuck on 25th August 2012

"When I met John @ First Baptist Church (now Church on the Hill), he watched out for me. Often, he would send opportunities my way that helped financially and materially. We had a bantering humor-filled relationship that was based on a mutual trust and care that is rare. My heart hurts for his family left behind, but I rejoice that he is in the Lord Jesus' presence! See you soon, John!"

This tribute was added by Loureen Murphy on 24th August 2012

"Dad, you are a light. You have been and always will be one who imparts joy, strength and wisdom. You led me to the Lord, taught me how to drive, grow green beans and make good sugo. Your openness to embracing new insights, whether spiritual, horticultural or medicinal, has guided me always into new adventures in life. Enjoy your new assignment from your Heavenly Father! I love you."

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