Charles
Charles Salvatore Giordanella July 17, 1938 - October 19, 2009 Chuck was born in Paterson, New Jersey and moved his family to Palos Verdes, California 40 years ago. During his career Chuck was a successful Sales and Marketing executive and always put his family first. He was the center of his family who was the one the family leaned on. He was an avid golfer who could often be found on the golf course or watching his grandchildren's activities. Chuck is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 47 years Kathy and his daughter Kim Graham, son-in-law Stephen, son Scott Giordanella, daugther-in-law Andrea and his five grandchildren, Sarah, Cole, Jackson, Nick and Ryan who affectionately referred to him as "Gramps" and "PaPa". He is also survived by his sister Lee Mathey. He left us too soon and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Services will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 10 am at St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church with a burial immediately following at Green Hills Memorial Park.

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  1. Kim, Stephen and family: My sincerest regrets on the passing of Kim’s dad, Charles. Kim and I had several chances to discuss her dad’s health struggles over the past several months and it was obvious how much her dad meant to her and her family. What a glorious gift Charles left – such tremendous love of family!

  2. Thinking of you during this time of sorrow. When the pain has eased you’ll remember the loving moments that were so very special. With caring sympathy, Velma

  3. I have fond memories of my relationship with Chuck. He will be missed by many of us who worked with him at Computer Sciences Corporation/Infonet!

  4. I saw Chuck as a devoted husband, father, and grand-father. He loved his sports, expecially golf, and I enjoyed discussing these sports with him when visiting in California. My hope is that you will always cherish the good memories you have of Chuck.

  5. I met Chuck at the Computer Sciences Corporation in the 1970s. He was a happy, optimistic, and a fun person, and we all enjoyed to associate with him. He always had a smile on his face welcoming what life brought to him. He was also relaxed at work, but very serious. He possessed qualities that are seldom seen in our professionals today. He was humble, courteous and respectful to everyone. He was a friend and a fine individual. Our condolences to his family. We always remember him and miss him very much. Ali Zanganeh

  6. I was so very sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. He was the pillar of his family and we will all miss his happy smile.

  7. I knew Chuck since 1967; as a colleague; as a member of his team and as his friend. I will deeply miss my chats and lunches with him and there will be a significant void in my circle of friends. Zaf

  8. It is difficult to think that I will not have another conversation with a good friend. We had many laughs and serious exchanges when we spoke over the years. I always enjoyed being around and speaking with Chuck for his humor and insight. I worked with Chuck many years ago at CSC, but my memory of him was as if I saw him everyday. He always had time for his friends and golf. I will miss speaking to Chuck and learning of his escapades in life, but my memory of him will last forever.

  9. Chuck or ‘Chuckie’, as I affectionately called him, was not only my best friend, Kathy’s, husband, he was also my good friend. His humor, intelligence, integrity, and honest,’no nonsense’ approach to life was refreshing. For over 35 years, we shared so many experiences, whether it was agonizing over the ‘pranks’ of our children, dancing at their weddings,seeing our grandchildren grow, or solving the problems of the world, we always had good times and interesting conversations. I watched Chuck being a gourmet cook, competent nurse, superb handyman, talented athlete, proud parent, pet lover, and most of all, a loving, devoted husband. I am thankful for all the years of friendship and treasure the memories. He will be missed.

  10. Chuck was one of my favorite people at Infonet. As a young manager, I was treated to his unique style of management development – serious content blended with his personal touch of humor, and caring. A great guy who really enjoyed seeing others succeed.

  11. Chuck: I often think of our high school days. We were so close as classmates and neighbors. Our baseball playing days,working for your Dad in construction during the summers.Our being chased by all the good looking ladies but marrying the two best looking ones. Our meetings in NYC during our first jobs out of the military, you with SBC me with Chase Manhatten. Our many visits to each other in CA. and Fl.You and Kathy and Rosalie and I remaining friends for over 50 years Rest in peace my oldest and closest friend Peter Munzo Naples fl.

  12. Kim; I never met your dad and at the same time, I did it though you. And I can tell that Charles teachings of how to live a exemplary life to you were well executed and that is what I see. Bobby Slack

  13. I have so many memories of Chuck going back to high school. He and Kathy and Peter and I went everywhere together–learned how to do the twist at his parents’ home where we ate fried baloney sandwiches. So glad we visited last year, took a scenic walk with him and Bogey along the cliffs, and talked about old times with a glass of cheer on the deck watching the sunset.

  14. Mrs. G, Scott and Kim: I just wanted to express my sincerest gratitude for having the opportunity to be part of your extended family for many years. I was always envious of the relationship Scott had with his father, and the relationship of the family as a whole. Mr. G’s legacy is such a strong foundation for the entire family…and to others. I am proud to have known him and I thank you for many cherished memories. With love, Adam Weyne

  15. Just found this now (10/16/15) Chuck was my first boss in this country at my very first office job – He was a wonderful, classy, companssionate man who treated everyone with such dignity. I so wish I had not lost touch Kathleen.

  16. Just found this now (10/16/15) Chuck was my first boss in this country at my very first office job – He was a wonderful, classy, companssionate man who treated everyone with such dignity. I so wish I had not lost touch Kathleen.

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