Ronald Samuel Giordano

Ronald “Ron” Samuel Giordano, age 81, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully at Brandywine Nursing Home on Sunday, November 26, 2017 surrounded by his family.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, Ron was the son of the late Joseph and Raphael (Colicchio) Giordano.  He served his country proudly in the US Air Force during the Korean War.  Later, he became a pilot for Pan Am Airlines.  A former ballroom dance instructor, he enjoyed dancing, old movies, music from the ‘60’s and ’70’s disco and mountain trips to Eastern Pennsylvania.

Ron is survived by his wife of 34 years, Donna Gail (Osmond) Giordano, a son, Erik Scott Gomez, both of Middletown and his sister, Margaret Woods (Ronald) of Wildwood, NJ.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 1st at 3 PM at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington where friends and family are invited to visitation after 2 PM.  Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to SPCA, 455 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713. Condolences may be made by visiting


Submitted by Rev Protodeacon... on
We salute Ron for his wartime military service (US Air Force) during the Korean War and pray that his memory be eternal. Now Ron's soul has taken flight so that he may be forever in the arms of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Love and Blessings to Donna, Erik and Margaret.

Submitted by Lou Deering on
Ron was one of the most interesting and smart people I have ever known. He had a way of explaining complex ideas in simple terms. His flying career included flying back and forth to Kodak in Rochester, NY year-round, and transporting a Governor around PA. Whenever a town or city with an airport came up in conversation he new someone there. Kinda made me jealous! Ron's spirit will always be with us.

Submitted by Rebecca on
Death can bring so many tears and pain, but may your memories bring you comfort. My condolences to you and your family, and may you find comfort in these words at Rev 21:4.

Submitted by Olivia on
I'm so sorry for your loss, it's painful to lose someone you love. I would like to share with you and your family and friends an encouraging message from the Bible. Revelation 21:4 promises us that God will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain will be any more. The former things have passed away. You could be in pain right now but very soon God is going to turn things around and we know that for sure because the Bible gives us that promise. And the Bible is God`s word. Please read those scriptures with your Bible. I hope this message gives you courage during this time of bereavement.

Submitted by Lee Higgins on
Dear Donna and Erik, Our family has been so blessed over the years to live next-door to you and Ron. This week, we were very sorry to hear about Ron's passing. We will miss his warm friendship and lively conversation. Please know that we are praying for you, asking for God's peace and comfort to surround you both. Our love to you! Lee, Molly, and Susannah

Submitted by Y. Holland on
"My deepest Sympathy go to the Giordano family, may your memories of your loss loved one comfort you and your family today and always, please take comfort in God's word at 2 Corinthians 1:3 "Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort".