July 24, 1933 - August 28, 2021
George Eugene Giovinazzo, 88. Beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. George is a lifelong Staten Islander and a graduate of Port Richmond High School. Prior to working as a Lieutenant in the FDNY, George also served in the United States Army and for a brief time in the NYPD. He was born to Joseph and Maria Giovinazzo and was predeceased by his eight siblings Rose, Vee, Millie, Josephine, Irene, Jerry, Tony, and Frank. George is survived by his sister-in-law, Isabelle, cherished former wife and friend, Arlene, loving daughter Christine and son-in-law Tom as well as his four beloved grandsons, TJ, Mikey, Danny and Ryan. In his earlier years, George enjoyed playing tennis, skiing and was a member of the Staten Island Ski Club. He also played golf and led the ''All Hands'' Golf Club for many years. Family meant everything to George. He loved spending time with his siblings and their families. George's life was most fulfilled when he became a grandfather 19 years ago. It was obvious from the smile on his face and sparkle in his eye that he was his happiest when he proudly watched each grandson excel in their sporting and academic endeavors. Pop could always be found sitting behind the backstop at a baseball game or on the front bleacher at the high school basketball game. Family and friends can bid farewell on Thursday, Sept 2 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals, 28 Eltingville Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10312. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, 251 Franklin St, Hightstown, NJ 08520. A New York State decision that those who are vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks. However, our staff who have serviced over 350 covid funeral services safely will wear masks to protect those who have not been vaccinated or those who feel uncertain and our own families. We feel this is necessary because we have handled 8 covid deaths in the month of May and more as of this writing of June 21st. Due to the current pandemic circumstances please note: We ask that you please send bakery products, fruit baskets, and other personal items to the families home directly. Floral Arrangements can be purchased from our in-house floral designers by calling 718-948-2016 to place your order or to request a catalog of selections that can be emailed to you.
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