Joseph Giordano, 73, of Bethlehem, and Boynton Beach, FL., died Saturday, July 17, 2010, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He was the loving husband of Maria (Farnese) Giordano for 52 years. Born in Forchia, Benevento, Italy, he was the son of the late Emiddio and Margherita (Meccariello) Giordano. He emigrated from Italy to the US at age 17. Joseph was a local entrepreneur, who was the founder and owner of the Pizza Village franchise in the Lehigh Valley. He was also a successful real estate investor. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. He had a passion for golf and belonged to the Tuscany Bay Golf Club in Florida. Joseph's work ethic, generosity and kind heart were an inspiration to his family. He lived his life with strength and integrity. Survivors: wife, Maria, at home; son, the Honorable Emil Giordano, and his wife, Tina; daughter, Margaret Giordano, and her husband, Adriano Tesone, all of Hanover Twp.; son, Joseph Giordano, and his wife, Julia, of New York City; sisters, Gemma and Pupetta; brothers, Michele and his wife, Anna Maria, and Angelo and his wife, Elena, all of Italy; grandchildren, Victoria, Joseph, Caden and Charlotte. He was predeceased by his sister, Suor Angelica. Services: 10:00 am Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 3219 Santee Rd. Bethlehem Twp., PA 18020. The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday from 6-8 pm and Wednesday from 9-10 am both at the church. The arrangements are entrusted to the Cantelmi Funeral Home, Bethlehem. Entombment will be in the Holy Saviour Cemetery Mausoleum, Bethlehem. Memorials: in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joseph's name to the ACS New York City Hope Lodge, 132 West 32nd Street, New York, NY 10001 The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge provides lodging, programs and services to cancer patients and their caregivers. Online condolences at www.cantelmifuneralhome.com
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