January 21, 1939 - September 28, 2015
Gioia, Peter of Cairo, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. Pastor Pete, 76, died suddenly Monday, September 28, 2015. He was born on January 21, 1939, in Brooklyn, NY, to George and Ann Gioia. Pete is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lucille; his daughters, Karen (Edmund) Beck of Glenville, Barbara (Lewis) Jobson of Cairo; his sons, Peter (Paula) Gioia of Orlando, and Robert (Melissa) Gioia of Kissimmee; grandchildren, Lewis and Alicia, Alyssa and Nick, Scott, Sarah, Alex, Brian, Sophia, Daniella, Alberto, and Huntor; and great-grandchildren Peter, Cynthia, Nicolas, and Susan; brother George (Claire) Gioia; sisters Marianne Lignell, Kathy (Gerard) White, and Angela (Dominick) Vali and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was proud to serve his country in the U.S. Navy Submarine Division on the USS Becuna. After retiring as C.O.O. of Eckert Mechanical in Albany, Pete went into full-time ministry at Mountain River Christian Community in Catskill. For the past 17 years, he served as Elder/Care Pastor at Community Life Church. Pastor Pete loved the Lord and serving God’s people; he cherished his wife and family and showed his love and support of them through his constant prayers and Godly example. Calling hours are Monday, October 5, from 2-4pm and 6-9pm at Community Life Church in Catskill. The Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, October 6, also at Community Life Church. Interment will follow the service at the Athens Rural Cemetery with full military honors. Memorial contributions can be made to Community Life Church, 20 West Main Street, Catskill, NY 12414. “…as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15 Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Richards Funeral Home, Cairo, N.Y. Condolences may be made at www.richardsfuneralhomeinc.net.
Gioia, Peter of Cairo, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. Pastor Pete, 76, died suddenly Monday, September 28, 2015. He was born on January 21, 1939, in Brooklyn, NY, to George and Ann Gioia. Pete... View Obituary & Service Information
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