In Memoriam


In Memory of

Walter L. Giordano

August 23, 1925 - October 20, 2016


Walter L. Giordano
Navy veteran of WWII, retired Port Authority chief engineer, great-grandfather Walter L. Giordano, 91, of West Orange, N.J., gently passed on Oct. 20, 2016.

The funeral service will be on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home, 486 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove, N.J. Interment of ashes will follow at Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover, N.J. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Condolences and memories may be shared at   Born in Raritan, N.J., Walter was a lifelong resident of West Orange and graduated from West Orange High School in 1941.

He attended Brown University and graduated from Tufts University through the Naval V-12 program with an engineering degree. He then served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific theater, attaining the rank of first lieutenant. Following the war, Walter worked at Western Electric, Kearny, N.J., where he met his future wife, Anna Lombardi.

He then worked for The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey from 1950 to 1988, retiring as chief engineer in their bridges, tunnels, and terminals division. During his time of employment, he attended Newark College of Engineering at night, earning master's degrees in both mechanical and management engineering.

Walter enjoyed over 60 summers in Lavallette, N.J., with his family, and over 35 spring vacations on the west coast of Florida. He was immersed in the lives of his children and grandchildren, following sports and other activities.

Walter is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Anna Giordano; his son, Larry and his wife, Deirdre; daughter, Nancy; three grandchildren, Michael, Lauren, and Jeffrey and his wife, Kristie; and his great-granddaughter, Anna. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and lifelong friends. Walter was predeceased by his sister, Betty Shaw.

Published in Star-Ledger from Oct. 22 to Oct. 23, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
4:00pm - 8:00pm

Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home
486 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ  07009

Service Information:
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home
486 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ  07009


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