Jonathan David Giordano 'A dedicated citizen of Kearny,' loving family man Jonathan David Giordano, 50, a lifelong resident of Kearny, N.J., entered into heavenly rest on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. Memorial visitation will take place on Friday, Jan. 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Memorial service will begin at 7 p.m. Born at West Hudson Hospital, Jon entered the Kearny schools system in kindergarten, and graduated from Kearny High School in 1984. He attended Jersey City State University for two years, taking classes in criminal justice, before joining his family's business, West Hudson Millwork, in Kearny. Jon also served as the president of Josam Realty Corp., Inc., another Kearny business, from 1997 through his passing. A dedicated citizen of Kearny, Jon served the Town of Kearny as Second Ward Councilman since 2015, performing a "perfect job" according to Mayor Al Santos. During his tenure, he took a special pride in supporting the Kearny Police Department and the Kearny Fire Department. Prior to serving as councilman, Jon served on the Kearny Planning Board. Jon was a man of many talents. He was a guitar prodigy, serving as a musical inspiration to many young musicians in town. He was fluent in both English and Portuguese. He was an accomplished woodworker and Master Carpenter. He was an avid scuba diver. Mostly, he was an exceptional, genuine and trusting human being offering a kind word and an honest smile to all he met. Jon was the devoted husband of Ivanete (nee Foramiglio), his loving wife for almost 15 years, and the doting father of his 10 year old son, Enzo. Jon was the adored son of Patricia Giordano and the late S. Jon Giordano. He was the caring son-in-law of Neide Foramiglio. He was the precious brother of Cheryl Ragazzo (nee Gutierrez) and her husband, Robert, Robin McLeish (nee Gutierrez) and her husband, Ian, and Mark Giordano and his wife, Mary. He cherished the lifelong friendship of Joseph Colamedici and his wife, Jennifer. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and godchildren. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Kearny PBA No. 21, P.O. Box 115, Kearny, N.J. 07032, www.kearnypba.com , or the Kearny FMBA Local 18, 109 Midland Ave., Kearny, N.J. 07032.
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