John J. Giordano

John J. Giordano

March 19, 1920 – August 11, 2023

Passed away at the age of 103.

He was the son of Italian immigrants, a loving husband, devoted father and grandfather who proudly served his country, as a master sergeant in the United States Army, during WWII. John loved Omaha, his hometown and knew the city by heart after having spent over 55 years in real estate as a broker, house builder and appraiser, which enabled him to touch many lives. John was deeply rooted in his community and his Catholic faith, an underlying source of meaning and purpose throughout John’s life; however, family and dear friends were his everyday sustenance and consequently, the fortunate recipients of many, Sicilian specialties, such as John’s prized, homemade bread and spaghetti sauce, which he made with love in his own home, until the end.

John is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Rita; parents, Dominic and Mary and his four sisters.

John is survived by his children: Cindy Bazis (Mark), Diane Redlinger (John) of Boulder City, NV, Lynn Giordano,

Jeanne Giordano-Smith (Colin), Chris Giordano of Columbia, MO, nine grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren,

several nieces and nephews.

He lived a long, full life and will remain in the hearts of his loved ones forever.

Family will receive friends Thursday, August 17th from 5-7PM at West Center Chapel with Vigil Service at 7PM.

Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, August 18th, 10:30AM at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church (11802 Pacific Street)

Interment: Omaha National Cemetery with full military honors.


  • Anne Luter Posted August 16, 2023 7:00 pm

    I remember that John sold my parents the best house we ever lived in in Omaha. May he rest in peace, knowing he lived a long life and a good life. My condolences to his family.

  • Pam. Bohlmann Grabowski Posted August 16, 2023 10:39 pm

    I was blessed to know John as one of my dental hygiene patients for years. I just never knew that the daughter he spoke about was my moms neighbor, Cindy. What a kind man and a great patient. Sorry for your loss Cindy and Mark.

  • Forbes Family Posted August 17, 2023 8:11 pm

    One of the biggest blessing in my life was being Grandpa’s neighbor for 17 years. Even though he wasn’t my biological grandpa, our relationship was like that. He was there for the many joys (our wedding, adoptions, birthday parties, etc) and down moments. Our children loved to run over to his house and visit with him and to the detriment of my waist bring back cookies. It’s with a heavy heart that we say goodbye, but are thankful for the time we shared. Until we meet again, RIP Grandpa. Love, Faith, Hope, Ivy, and Richard

  • Forbes Family Posted August 17, 2023 8:43 pm

    Seventeen years ago (almost to the day of his passing), I moved in next door to John. I remember the first time we met. After the first of many lengthy conversations throughout the years, as we said our “see you later”, I turned back and asked him if “Grandpa” would be appropriate for me to call him. From that moment forward he was everything and more to our family. We were so blessed to have him be a part of many happy moments (our wedding, adoptions, birthdays and many more) and the not so happy ones (his beloved wife, Rita’s passing). Our children would run to his house to visit and share some baked goodies. Often times being reciprocated by coming home with cookies to the detriment of my waist line. There were two things Grandpa valued the most in his life: God and Family. Both of which he loved unconditionally. Thanks for being such and inspiration for us. You will be greatly missed until we meet again. Until then, rest in peace Grandpa. Love Faith, Hope, Ivy, and Richard Forbes

  • Forbes Family Posted August 17, 2023 9:16 pm

    Seventeen years ago I moved I moved in next door to John and Rita. After meeting him for the first time , I never called him by his first name again. To us he became our honorary Grandpa. We are so blessed to have been able to share our wedding, adoptions, birthday parties, etc, with such a wonderful person and friend. We will sorely miss you Grandpa. Until we meet again, rest in peace. Love Faith, Hope, Ivy, and Richard Forbes

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