Samuel Giordano, 85

EAST LIVERPOOL – Samuel “Sam” Giordano, 85, of East Liverpool, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at East Liverpool City Hospital.

He was born Aug. 19, 1929, in Wellsville, the son of the late Gabriel and Govina (Natale) Giordano.

Sam served in the United States Army and the United States Navy in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was employed for 15 years on the railroad at the former Crucible Steel Mill before retiring in 1982. He was most recently employed as a bagger at Giant Eagle. He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 70, VFW Post 5647, and DAV. Sam was a member of Holy Trinity Parish.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Carol Wilma (Dudgeon) Giordano, whom he married Nov. 2, 1968; two daughters: Joyce Boggs and her husband, James, of Beaver, Pa., and Jolene Caldwell and her husband, Rick, of Louisville, Ky.; two sons: Samuel “Tony” Giordano and his wife, Paula, of Louisville, Ky., and Mark Giordano and his wife, Melissa, of Wellsville; two sisters: Geraldine “Babe” Bryer of East Liverpool, and Carmela Boyce and her husband, Bill, of Wellsville; and two sisters- in-law: Gloria Giordano of Alliance, and Bertha Giordano of Ambridge, Pa. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Sam was preceded in death by four sisters: Mary Johnston, Antoinette Walker, Rose Valone, and Lee Rinaldo; and three brothers: James Giordano, Fred Giordano, and John Giordano.

A Catholic Burial Rite will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at the Roberts Funeral Home with Deacon Anthony Giordano of St. John’s Parish in Monaca officiating.

Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Roberts Funeral Home, 631 Main St. in Wellsville.

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