Paul Joseph Giordano
October 20, 1939 – February 25, 2022
On February 25, 2022, Paul Joseph Giordano passed peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Paul lived in many places before settling in Fort Myers, FL with his family in 1982.
Paul is survived by his wife, Amalia, his children; Desirée Giordano Fuehrer (Andrew), Cecilia Giordano Arguello (Lorenzo), Alessandra Giordano (Thomas J. Prator), Paul A. Giordano (Lisa); his grandchildren, Lorenzo Javier, Diego, Amalia, Cecilia Paola (Terry Williams), Jack, Emma, Thomas; his great grandson Noah Jack Williams; and his beloved dog, Puffy.
Paul graduated from Father Judge High School in Philadelphia and then went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University in 1961. In his early career, Paul was a team leader for Hercules, Inc. developing and perfecting the propulsion systems for the Navy’s Poseidon missiles until 1966. Paul was promoted within Hercules, Inc. and lived in several different countries before leaving the company to pursue other business and professional ventures.
Paul moved to Nicaragua in 1966 with his wife, Amalia, and his two young daughters, Desirée and Cecilia. His daughter, Alessandra, and his son, Paul Anthony were born in Nicaragua. Paul and his family returned to the United States in 1979 when the Nicaraguan revolution took place, settling in San Antonio, TX.
After a few years in San Antonio, Paul and his family moved to Fort Myers, FL where Paul operated a John Deere dealership with stores in Fort Myers and Immokalee. Paul retired from the dealership in 2001 and established a company providing business consulting services for several years. Paul enjoyed building and flying model airplanes, as well as model boats. His true passion was woodworking and building furniture for his family.
Paul had a quick wit and a great sense of humor, but often you couldn’t tell if he was joking so he kept you on your toes. He was loved by his family and friends for his humor, generosity, and kindness. He will be greatly missed, he leaves a wonderful legacy, and he will live on in the hearts and memories of those he left behind.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers that donations be made in his name to the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation https://fcsf.org/