Salvatore M. Giordano, Sr., 78, of Avon, formerly of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2013, peacefully at his home with his family by his side, after a brief battle with cancer. Mr. Giordano was born December 13, 1934 in Cleveland and lived in Avon since 1968.
He was a graduate of John Marshal High School, Cleveland, and served in the United States Army. He then had a successful 30 plus year career at NASA as a research mechanic. Mr. Giordano was a member of Holy Trinity Church, Avon. He also enjoyed travel, making two trips to Italy over the years. He enjoyed going to Crocker Park to listen to music and spending time with his poker buddies. In addition he enjoyed those special times with his dear friend, Sis, playing Ping-Pong or Gin Rummy, going out to dinner or taking in a Lake Erie Sunset.
Salvatore is survived by three children, Joseph of Tennessee, Kathleen A. Simpkins (Ronald) of Grafton and Salvatore “Sam”, Jr. of Oberlin. He is also survived by grandchildren, Johnny, Jeena and Anna; as well as special friend, Florence “Sis” Connole; and his brother, Michael of Westlake.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Dorothy P. (nee Seel); daughter, Susan Capiccioni; siblings, Charles, Joseph, Angelina, Grace, Carmella and Mary Rose; and parents, Cataldo and Catalda (nee Mangione) Giordano.
All services were private at Holy Trinity Church, Avon, with Father Richard Gonser officiating. Interment was at Holy Trinity Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be forwarded to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110.