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Giuseppe “Joseph” Giacalone

Birth Date: October 28, 1931
Death Date: March 9, 2018

Giuseppe Giacalone was born on Wednesday, October 28, 1931 in Mazara del Vallo, Sicily to the late Salvatore Giacalone and Maria Rosaria Quinci.  At the age of 14, he moved to San Diego, California, and he was a commercial fisherman.  Mr. Giacalone is proceeded in death by his wife, Angelina J. Giacalone, daughter, Josie, and brother, Gaetano Giacalone.  He is survived by his daughters, Maria Castagnola and Angela LoCoco, and his son, Salvatore Giacalone.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 5:00-8:00pm,  with the Recitation of the Rosary at 7pm in the Garden Chapel of Greenwood Mortuary, where his funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 11:00 am with burial to follow in the Bible Mausoleum of Greenwood Memorial Park.


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Visitation with Rosary
March 20, 2018
5:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
Garden Chapel at Greenwood
4300 Imperial Ave. San Diego, CA 92113
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Funeral Service
March 21, 2018
11:00 am
- 12:00 pm
Garden Chapel at Greenwood
4300 Imperial Ave. San Diego, CA 92113
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Committal Services
March 21, 2018
12:15 pm
- 12:30 pm
Greenwood Memorial Park
4300 Imperial Ave San Diego, CA 92113
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  1. In memory of Joseph Giacalone

    Written by: Rebecca Collopy

    Dear Giacalone family,
    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Joseph. We feel so fortunate that we had the pleasure and the honor of knowing him. We know that he adored his entire family. He would truly come alive with joy and pride whenever he was surrounded by his children, grandchildren and his beautiful wife. Joseph will be remembered as a kind and loving true gentleman. He will be dearly missed by all who were lucky enough to know him.

    Love, Rebecca, Jonathon and Ariana

  2. Truly a wonderful man. He was a big positive influence in my childhood. Watching the love he had for Aunt Angie was like watching a great love story. I enjoyed hearing the stories about his long walks that kept him in good shape. When we saw him he always put a smile on our face. I looked forward to shaking his strong hand and seeing his beautiful smile. He was always sincere when he asked, how are you and your family doing. I loved him very much. We are all going to miss him. I think he is in a wonderful place with all his loved ones.

  3. Dear Giacalone Family,

    Written by: Jerry Corona & Family

    Dear Giacalone Family, We’re so sorry to hear about Mr.Giacalone. He was such a nice, and friendly man always eager to greet you. As did his late wife. Always calm and cheerful and NEVER anything negative to say about anyone. We have nothing but fond memories of him and the late Mrs. Giacalone. They were by far the sweetest Italian lovebirds I’ve come to know and love. It didn’t matter who you were, or if they knew you or not, they always made you feel like a million bucks. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. And may they rest in peace. And may the perpetual light shine upon them O’ Lord. Sincerely, Jerry Corona & Family.

  4. Giuseppe "Joseph" Giacalone

    Written by: Debi Stupnik and husband Jim

    Dearest cousins Maria, Angela, Sal and family… my sister, Lora, shared with me today that your Dad passed away. I’m so sorry to hear the news and my heart, prayers, love and thoughts are with you all. Growing up, I remember Uncle Joe and your Mom as two of the sweetest most genuine people (actually your whole family). Both of their smiles lit up the room. Their love for one another was so beautiful. I hope you’re surrounded by loving family and friends to help you through this time. Most of all, that you’ve placed your faith and trust in God, who is our Comforter. In John 11:25 Jesus says, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” Praying God’s promises found in His Word will comfort you today and always.
    Lots of love, cousin Debi in Las Vegas.

  5. To the Giacalone, Family . My Condolences to Maria & Sal, your Dad was a Very Nice Man . God bless your Family. Sal Corona

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