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Stephen Francis Giordano

May 4, 1955 — May 4, 2022

Gardner

Stephen Francis Giordano

Stephen Francis Giordano of Gardner, passed away peacefully at home in the early hours of his 67th birthday, May 4, 2022. He will be remembered by those who knew him best as a kind, funny, and artistic soul.

Over the years he dabbled in different careers, the most boring of which being the years he spent at Alumax. Steve was better suited to his jobs of entertaining people alongside his friend Patty Waszak in the 90's and the time he spent as a self-employed magician, performing at many local venues. He also spent many a Christmas season in a red suit, bringing joy to the local children. Steve loved entertaining, but he always considered himself, above all else, an artist. He spent a good portion of his life in his paint room, and was a member of the Kankakee Art League. Steve enjoyed creating the beautiful oil paintings that won him several ribbons and awards, but most importantly adorn the walls of many family and friends' homes.

Steve is preceded in death by his beloved mother Barbara (nee Balthazar) Giordano and his father Marvin Giordano. He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years Cynthia "Cindy'' (nee Muzzarelli) and his three children Jacob, Paul (Jessica), and Julia. With all of the love that he had for his family, he saved the most for his grandchildren Jacob, Caiden, and Carter. He is also survived by his sisters Jeanne (Mike) Warning and Becky (Jim) Davidson, his nieces Lauren (Anthony) Johnson and Jessica Warning (fiancé, Jake Esposito), a great-niece Jada and great-nephew Trey. He touched many hearts throughout his life, and therefore leaves behind numerous close friends.

The family will receive friends for a visitation at Reeves Funeral Home, 203 Liberty Street in Gardner on Friday, May 6, 2022 between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow on Saturday morning, May 7, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 165 Rice Road in South Wilmington, Illinois. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Reverend Stanley Drewniak presiding. Burial will follow in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made as gifts in Steve’s memory to The National MS Society or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a cause close to his heart.

Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Steve’s memorial page online through social media by logging onto: www.ReevesFuneral.com

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Gardner. (815-237-2526) www.ReevesFuneral.com

To send flowers to the family in memory of Stephen Francis Giordano, please visit our flower store.

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Visitation

Friday, May 6, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Reeves Funeral Home Gardner

203 Liberty Street, Gardner, IL 60424

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, May 7, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St Lawrence Catholic Church

165 Rice Rd, South Wilmington, IL 60474

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Burial

Saturday, May 7, 2022

11:15 - 11:45 am (Central time)

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