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Henry S. Gagliardi

Born: Sat., Jun. 2, 1923
Died: Sun., Oct. 17, 2010

Graveside Service

12:00 PM Sat., Oct. 23, 2010

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Henry S. Gagliardi, 87, succumbed to his long battle with Parkinson’s disease on Sunday October 17, 2010 in Endicott, NY.   He was predeceased by his wife, Jane Strong Gagliardi, his parents John and Laura (Ritz) Gagliardi, and his brothers Albert, Joseph and John. Henry  is survived by his loving sons and daughter-in-laws Paul & Martha Gagliardi and David & Maggie Gagliardi; his grandchildren,  Gigi & Matthew Cerio, Jason & Amy (Karastury)  Gagliardi, Heather Fish, John & Tracey Fish, Angee Gagliardi & Johann Giraldo;  his great-grandchildren  Asher Gagliardi, Justin Fish, Anthony Cerio, Benjamin Cerio, Cameron Fish, Elizabeth Cerio. He was also survived by sister-in-laws Karen Gagliardi, Athena Gagliardi, Stella Gagliardi, and brother and sister-in-law Bob and Ann Strong and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Henry was born to John and Laura on June 2, 1923 in Lockport, NY. He graduated from Lockport High School in June of 1941. He joined the US Army on March 31, 1943 to serve his country during World War II where he was awarded the Purple Heart. He was honorably discharged on January 26, 1946. He married the love of his life, Jane Strong, on July 12, 1947. He graduated from St. Bonventure College in May of 1949 with a degree in Business Administration. He went to work for Public Loan in June of 1949. He retired from Public Loan as a vice-president in June of 1988. He was a member of the Binghamton Country Club and Post 1700 in Endicott, NY.   He loved to spend time with his family and friends, traveling, playing golf, fishing and routing loudly for the Yankees, Notre Dame Football, and Buffalo Sabre hockey. After retirement, he spent his winters in Florida playing cards and golf with his brother.
In Lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation to the Parkinson’s Foundation in Henry’s name.
Relatives and friends may join the immediate family in a graveside service on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at noon at the Wright’s Corner Cemetery. 

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Gary Merron
   Posted Tue October 19, 2010
I have only known Hank for the last 5 years, through his long-time partner Reiko Buchanan. Over this period I had come to know Hank as a gentle, caring soul who lived his life fully and loved all of the friends and fanily with whom he was surrounded. I feel blessed to have known him, and I'm confident that he has found his place in heaven. God's speed, Hank.

Carol Demtrak-Moore
   Posted Tue October 19, 2010
David, Maggie, Paul and Martha and families- The loss of Hank is one of the saddist days of not only all of your lives, but of mine also. I am so very gratefull for the few years that we shared together. His goodness, kindness, generosity and love for me and Jay, Nichole, Chris and Matt will live on in my heart and mind forever. I was blessed to get to know not only all the Gagliardis, but also meeting Mrs. Strong, Eleanor and Tim, and people that he and Jane shared friendships with. I can only imagine that "Tenderly" was playing for him as he was reunited with his precious Jane and his parents and brothers. He was so very proud of you boys, the grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren , it brought him great joy in his life. He is healed and whole again and my memories will live in my heart and mind forever. The world lost a "great guy" Fondly, Carol Demtrak-Moore

Leon Smith
   Posted Tue October 19, 2010
I have known Hank since the 1960's. He became my boss in the 1970's and he was the best that I ever worked for. I will always remember him for his kindness and friendship. I will miss him greatly.

Leon Smith

Chris, Michelle, and Jess Duffek
   Posted Thu October 21, 2010
Dave, Maggie, and family: We send our sincere condolences, and may your dad now be at peace.

Bud Koffman
   Posted Thu October 21, 2010
Hank was a real special person, and I worked with him from his beginning at Public Loan right out of college. I graduated at about the same time so we were friends and associates for a lifetime.

Everyone loved the "Silver Fox". He made a wonderful impression on all who knew him. He will be missed by his many friends from Public Loan.

We are saddened that there will not be a memorial service in the Binghamton area.

Bud Koffman & Family

Bill, Sherry and family
   Posted Fri October 22, 2010
Our condolonces go out to the entire Gagliardi family. We are all sad at the loss of our dear "Uncle Henry". We shared a lot of laughs and fun! He was especially kind to Sherry when she was a newlywed many years ago and she never forgot it! His notes and silly Christmas cards would follow. We always kept in touch. He had such a gentle way. His smiling picture is beautiful and this is how we will all remember him-especially when he was talking with us and sharing anything about Paul and David. He loved and cared for his family very much. A loving father (and Uncle) is more than any family can ask for. Rest in peace Uncle Henry.

Jackie Meyer & Sue Diemert
   Posted Sun October 24, 2010
For Lisa, Stephanie & families - sorry to hear of another loss in your family. Been thinking about you since seeing you so recently. My husband Ed's father had Parkinsons also - it was not an easy time for the family. Our love to you all. Jackie, Ed & Sue. 10/24/10.

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