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Giovanni Chiodi

November 30, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

CHIODI, Giovanni, 90, of Weirton, passed away Thursday at his home.

Born June 9, 1922, in Gallo Matese, Italy, son of the late Antonio and Francesca Boiano Chiodi.

He was also preceded in death by his wife Rosa Palumbo Chiodi on September 2, 2001, granddaughter Julie Chiodi, a brother Frank and three sisters, Rosa, Maria, Madelena.

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During World War II, Giovanni served in the Italian Army, and was held a Prisoner of War for 2 and a half years in Hamburg, Germany.

He was a police officer while living in Italy. On December 22, 1969, he moved his family to America, where he worked in security for Starvaggi Industries for 19 years.

He enjoyed sharing stories with his family and neighbors and loved singing and playing the accordion.

He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church.

Mr. Chiodi is survived by his sons, Anthony, Joseph, Patsy, all of Weirton, and Dominic of Miami, FL; daughters Maria (Antonio) Ferruccio of Italy and Fran (Donald) Alexander of Wellsburg; ten grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He also leaves his beloved dog, Emily.

Visitation will be held Friday 4-8 p.m. at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 5:30 p.m., Saturday, at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church with Reverend Father Manuel Gelido officiating. Entombment will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton.

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