Dad Succumbs to COVID-19 Leaving 4 Kids

47450048_1587070416894241_r.jpeg47450048_1587070476336017_r.jpeg47450048_1587070494459463_r.jpeg47450048_1587070518852482_r.jpegOur Dad Succumbs to Corona Virus - Leaving 4 Parentless Children

Joseph Giordano (Joey G as he was affectionately called by his friends), a loving, caring, single father was admitted to the hospital on April 11 and succumbed to COVID-19 on April 13, 2020.

He was a devoted dad and husband (our mom passed away from cancer in 2010) who left behind four (4) children.

As most dads, Joey lived for his kids, and we cherished and worshipped him. Joey grew up in Freeport, NY. An original "FREEPORT-ER" as he would say to anyone who asked him where he was from.

Joey worked for the Village of Freeport. He was assigned to the Highway Department and the Freeport Recreation Center.  At the recreation center, Joey was assigned to the ice rink. An above average hockey player, Joey was scouted at age 16 by professional National Hockey League scouts. Joey's career led him to become a New York City Police Officer. He was assigned to the tough 71st precinct where he spent his entire career. With all this going on, Joey still found time to volunteer with the Freeport Fire Department. 

Joey joined the Freeport Fire Department in September 1974 as a member of Hose Co No 2  and served as Captain in 1979-1980. In June of 1984 he transferred to Truck Company 1 serving as Captain 1989-1990. Joey was a very active and dedicated member who truly lived "The Brotherhood". He was a staunch supporter of Truck Company's traditions and history. Joey loved the Dead End Kid Racing team and promoted the team with all new members. Joey served as Truck Company's Financial Secretary, Warden, Benevolent Association Representative, Historian, and President of the Dead End Kids Alumni Association.

Dad's biggest passion was Truck Company's "Dead End Kids" drill team where he was an assistant coach with Don "Mouse" Mauersberger. 

We are without a mother and father. We reside in our home and we were financially dependent and relied on our dad for emotional support and guidance. 

Joseph, 27, has Aspergers and was totally dependent on dad for financial support. Bryan, 25, is beginning a computer programming career. I'm his daughter Heather, a teachers assistant. Not only did I rely on dad for financial support, but also for guidance in facing life's challenges, particularly after mom died. Richard, 22, is trying to develop a career in financial advising. We are in the early stages of developing our careers, with the majority of our financial dependency carried by our dad.  

As much as he loved and was devoted to all the guys on the Dead End Kids tournament team, we always came first. Whether it was myself in dance, Bryan in pole vaulting, Richard in baseball or Joey a train enthusiast. He was always there for us.

We are heartbroken and are under emotional stress. We now have to cope with the reality of  paying bills, mortgage, and outstanding college loans.

We have created this GOFUNDME page to help ease this burden. Please help us through these trying times. We are asking anyone who knew our dad to please try and donate any amount. This will assist in helping us and ease the emotional insecurity of our future.

Our Uncle Vinnie, dad's brother and a member of NYPD and former CO of the Emergency Service Unit, would like anyone who is contributing to remember and honor his brother's memory by lighting a candle and asking for God's blessing of his brother and our Dad.

Thank you and may God bless you for your help.

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Joseph Giordano 
Port Jefferson Station, NY
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