Obituary of Anthony Joseph Giordano
DELMAR – Anthony J. “Tony” Giordano, born August 28, 1925 in New Haven, CT to Andrew and Anna Giordano, passed away early morning Monday, February 19th at 92 years of age.
After having served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, he attended Champlain College in Plattsburgh, NY and then received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1951.
In the same year he married Alba Ardolino, a native of West Haven Ct. They raised three sons, James (Lynne) of Naples, FL, John of Delmar, NY, and Andrew (Sharon) of Delmar, NY. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Nicholas (Brittany), Laurie, Amy, Alyssa, Elise, and Grant. He is predeceased by his sister, Joan Lynn.
Among his many engineering projects he worked on the construction of the U.S. Steel Co. Fairless Works in Pennsylvania, and the Tappan Zee and Delaware River Turnpike Bridges. Moving into the Albany area in 1959, he was the Project Engineer on the construction of the very first section of the Adirondack Northway from the Exit 24 Interchange to Latham. He then continued in the construction of three more sections of the Northway to the Canadian border. His most satisfying accomplishment as Project Manager was the section from Lake George to Warrensburg, which was voted “America’s Most Scenic Highway” in 1967.
In 1972 he left highway construction to join his wife, Alba, in the world of travel at Plaza Travel Center of Latham. Tony started their meeting planning operation and ran many tour groups, especially to Italy. Tony loved this phase of his life touring several countries, playing some of the greatest golf courses in the world.
He has been a member of Wolfert’s Roost Country Club since 1966, and for many years a member of the Albany Curling Club. He was a charter member of the Skal Club of Albany, an international travel organization.
Calling hours will be 3 to 7 pm Friday, February 23 at Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 24 at 12 noon at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Delmar. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Senior Services, Town of Bethlehem 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY 12054 or the Sister Maureen Joyce Food Pantry, 315 Sheridan Ave., Albany, NY 12206.