W3APE - May 13, 2016|
Edmund J. 'Eddie' Gigliotti
QCWA # 20296
Edmund J. Gigliotti, 89, of Bangor passed away Friday, May 13, 2016 at home. Born October 22, 1926 in West Bangor, Pa, a son of the late Joseph and Angelina Molinaro Gigliotti. He and his beloved wife, former Lois Cantin, were married 65 years last September 2nd.
Eddie attended Pen Argyl School system, after which he served with US Army with 97th Infantry Division from 1944 -1946 where was a flame thrower operator and served in Okinawa Japan during World War II. He was also a member of New York Infantry Division. He received Expert Rifleman, Carbine, B.A.R., Machine Gun, Hand Grenade, Bazooka, Bayonet and Mortar bars. Eddie received special awards for Good Conduct, Asian Pacific Theatre Ribbon, World War II Victory Ribbon as well. He was stationed at Camp Rucker, Alabama as a rifle instructor after returning from the Pacific Theatre.
After he was honorably discharged, Eddie graduated from Radio Television Institute of Philadelphia and returned to Bangor where he worked in radio and television service. His success in the industry lead him to buy his own business and he also bought a Radio Shack franchise, managing both where he worked for over 40 years.
Eddie was a ham radio operator with the call W3APE since 1954, and often spoke to friends all over the world.
He enjoyed developing his own photographs and tending his garden and property.
He was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Bangor and the Martocci-Capobianco American Legion Post 750 of Roseto and a life-member of the Roseto Rod & Gun Club.
In addition to wife Lois, he is survived by a son Edmund C. Gigliotti and a daughter Cherie and her husband Dr. Norman Steinberg both of California, a granddaughter Shonlyn, two sisters Josephine DeGravina and Victoria Nance also of California and many nieces and nephews. His brothers Louis Gigliotti and Roger Guzzo and a sister Lena DeCesare died earlier. Memorial Services will be announced at a later date. The Fiore Funeral Home, www. fiorefuneralhome.com, 230 Market Street, Bangor is handling the arrangements.