Friday, January 22, 2010
John L. DiGiando
Amherst- John L. DiGiando, 88, passed away on Wednesday,
January 20, 2010 at Community Health Partners in Lorain. John was born on February 18, 1921 in
Castiglione, Italy, a son of Nicola and Marianine
(nee: DOlimpio) DiGiandomenico. He graduated from Lorain High School
in 1939. Following graduation, he enlisted as a Merchant Marine during WWII. John
worked 38 years with Prudential as a salesman and a sales manager and was an
active member of L.U.T.C. After retiring, he returned to work for 20 years
selling real estate.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Amherst,
the Italian American Veterans Post #1 in Lorain,
the American Legion in Amherst, the Knights of
Columbus in Lorain;
and enjoyed meeting with the 14th
Street Gang. He enjoyed volunteering his time at
the YMCA in Lorain.
John was a proud father and grandfather.
He genuinely cared about people and truly enjoyed getting his family and
He is survived by his wife, whom he married on August 7,
1943, Theresa (nee: Capizzi); sons, John (Mary- nee: LaBella) DiGiando of
Lorain and Philip (Diane- nee: Malloy) of Montana; brother, Louis DiGiandomenico; 5
grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Nicola and Marianine
DiGiandomenico; brother, Leonard DiGiando; and sister, Cecillia Bruno.
The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo
Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain,
(440)244-1961 on Friday, January 22, 2010 from 4:00 8:00 PM.
Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home Saturday
morning at 11:10 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 PM,
Saturday, January 23, 2010 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 200 Joseph Street, Amherst,
Fr. James Mazanec, Associate Pastor, officiating. Christian burial services
will be held at Ridge
Park, Amherst Twp., where military honors will be
conducted by the Italian American Veterans Post #1. Memorial donations may be
made in Johns name to the charity of donors choice. Online condolences may be
sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.
Posted By: RSG Funeral Home @ 8:15:48 AM