Obit — Frank A. Giordano |

Obit — Frank A. Giordano

Private graveside services will take place in Stamford, Conn., at a later date for Frank A. Giordano, who died of cancer Jan. 11, 2003 at Boca Raton, Fla. He had been a resident of Zephyr Cove and Kingsbury Grade for 50 years before moving to Boca Raton in 2000.

Mr. Giordano was born Jan. 12, 1919, at Stamford, Conn., to Egilio and Veneranda Toto Giordano. He graduated from Stamford High School in 1937 and won the Silver Cup for dancing in the Harvest Moon Ball. He served his country in World War II and was awarded the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, a Bronze Service Star, Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Medal. He worked at Harrah’s and the High Sierra at the South Shore for 50 years as a dealer and pit supervisor. He could be seen at the Top of the Wheel nightclub for 30 years showing his highly tuned dance steps, often garnering standing applause for his prowess.

He is survived by his son, Michael F. Giordano of South Lake Tahoe; stepson, William J. LaChew of Carson City, Nev.; former wife, Bette Watkins of Carson City; brothers, Michael J. Giordano, Ralph P. Giordano and Philip J. Giordano, all of Stamford, James V. Giordano of Charlottesville, Va.; and Bruno E. Giordano of New Jersey; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Angelo Giordano, and sister, Angela Giordano Ferullo.

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