Pietro A. “Pete” Giorgi, 83, who spent decades as a Master Kitchen and Bath Designer at the family business Giorgi Kitchens & Designs in Wilmington, passed away on March 10 surrounded by his family, Corleto-Latina Funeral Home reported.
Mr. Giorgi was born in Wilmington, to Salvatore and Livia Giorgi, on March 22, 1938. . He was predeceased by his wife Ellen Cheever-Giorgi, his eldest daughter Elizabeth (Giorgi) Waguespack, his sisters Marie Annone, Antoinette Frank, Josephine Panariello; and his brother John Giorgi.
After graduating from Brown Vocational High School, Giorgi joined the Civil Air Patrol. After working for a time at Atlantic Aviation, he joined his brother Joe at Giorgi Kitchens & Design and began a successful career that spanned more than 60 years as a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer.
In the Italian-American community, Mr. Giorgi was known for his steadfast dedication to his Italian ancestry. Until his recent illness, he was an active member of the da Vinci Society, Sons of Italy and the Delaware Italian-American Education Association. Prior to the acquisition of the Italian-American Herald by Today Media, Mr. Giorgi was on the board of IAPRM, the entity that published the Herald.
He loved to travel, and visited all 50 states and numerous countries around the world. His ready smile and quick wit drew people to him, as did his uncanny ability to look on the bright side of life. He took great pleasure in being a father of five and a Pop Pop to his 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his children, Pietro Giorgi Jr., Salvatore Giorgi (Donna), AnnMarie Paris (Mark), and Anthony Giorgi (Eva); his brother Joseph; the mother of his children Elizabeth Giorgi, as well as his grandchildren Salvatore, Stephen, Jeremy, Nicole, Amanda, Nathan, Joshua, Megan, Seth, Beth and Zach, and his great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 19 at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Wilmington. Donations in remembrance may be made to the Ministry of Caring (ministryofcaring.org).