Gerard Giardina

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Gerard Giardina

Jerry, to those who knew him, of Bedford passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones on Feb. 10 after a herculean battle with cancer. He was 64.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Heidi, his three children, Andrew, Daniel and Emma and daughter-in-law Alexandra. He was the adored son of Alfred and Josephine (deceased) Giardina and beloved brother of Al Giardina.

Jerry was born in Brooklyn on Jan. 5, 1958. He graduated from Queens College and then New England School of Law in 1982, where he received his J.D. He was an exceptional partner and trial attorney, practicing for 39 years. His colleagues knew him for his hands-on, client-centric approach and extensive litigation experience and knowledge.

Jerry will be forever remembered for his kindness, selflessness and warmth. Those who were lucky enough to get to know him were better because of it. He deeply touched many people through both his professional and personal life, and those people became a loving community for his family. He cherished his family and friends, and lived his life to the fullest. During his three-and-a-half-year battle, he always made the most of every moment. Whether he was spending time with his friends or celebrating love with his family, every memory was cherished. Just as Jerry’s presence was felt every time you shared a room with him. His spirit and legacy will remain with those who knew him and his family forever. 

Family and friends are invited to Pleasant Manor Funeral Home, Inc., located at 575 Columbus Ave. in Thornwood, on Tuesday, Feb. 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. for visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Jerry at St. Patrick’s Church in Armonk on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. Jerry will be laid to rest at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne.  

Two charities that the family hold dear for donations are DKMS, 100 Broadway, sixth floor, New York, N.Y. 10005 ( and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society ( Kindly make a contribution in Jerry’s honor. 

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