John Anthony Di Gioia
June 10, 1937 - June 4, 2015
The world lost an amazing man on June 4, 2015.
John Anthony Di Gioia was born on June 10, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York to his loving parents, Anthony Di Gioia and Anastasia Candelli-Di Gioia. He was one of three siblings; Philip Di Gioia and Grace Weber-Ewing (Tom).
John was married for 43 years to his beautiful wife, Elizabeth Jean Di Gioia. They had two daughters, Annette Steele (who pre-deceased him in 2014) and Suzette Black (Roger).
John was a loving grandfather to Ryan Brent Black (Madeline), Matthew Carl Sturges (Crystal) and Michael Frank Steele. He is also a very proud great-grandfather to Brooklyn Elizabeth Ann Sturges (who pre-deceased him in 2013), and Eleanor (Ellie) Faye Black.
John is also survived by two nephews, Anthony John Di Gioia (Vickie), and Derek Weber, as well as three nieces, Patricia Di Gioia (Paul), Micaela Di Gioia Miller (Robert), Donna Weber-Mason (Darel), three great nieces Kristen, Katelyn and Kathryn Di Gioia. and four great nephews Jake Phillip Di Gioia-Miller and Nico Di Gioia-Wilson, Parker and Logan Mason.
John's favorite thing in the world to do was to read and he loved classical music, calligraphy and listening to his radio. He was shy by nature but always had interesting stories to tell. Even in his final days, he still managed to make his family laugh. He was a devoted family man who would help anyone with anything, no matter what.
John will be missed very much by so many, but most especially by his family. We know he is in a better place, free from all of the pain he endured. He is happy and finally at peace in heaven with his loved ones who went before him.
We love and miss you and you will always be in our hearts.
Donations can be made to the National Kidney Foundation
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