James Gregory Giganti Dies At 60
By Space Coast Daily // December 11, 2012
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – James Gregory Giganti, 60, passed away at home on November 27, 2012. He battled cancer for a dozen years. After numerous heroic comebacks, his death came unexpectedly.
Jim moved to Indialantic in 1989 and began a career at Florida Tech as a computer programmer analyst. With great co-workers, he enjoyed his occupation until the end. Always smiling, his almost two-year-old granddaughter, Cora, kept him laughing.
As a younger man he worked for Publix, rising up to assistant manager of their Gainesville store. He drove a’72 orange VW Bug for 17 years. When happy and healthy, he’d flip into a handstand, perform yo-yo tricks, or play the harmonica. Travel favorites included Seattle, Paris, St. Maarten, and the August Monday boat races in Anguilla.
Born to Jean and Geno Giganti, he grew up in Miami. As a boating enthusiast, he windsurfed on the Banana River and fished the blue waters of the Florida Keys. A photographer once snapped a picture of him diving with Goliath groupers. He relished the era of space exploration.
Married for 34 years, he is survived by his wife, Ann, a pediatric nurse practitioner; his mother, Jean; three children and their spouses/fiancé—Jamie & Marcus Barry, Tony, Ashley, & Cora Giganti, Heather Giganti & Matt Lucher; his sister, Sherry Wical & nieces: Molly North & Amber Wical.
Extended family members are: Kathi & Charlie Crawford; Georgia Moxam; Kristin, Chuck, Daniel, Bryan & Abby Smallwood; Michael, Maki, Kai, Sebi & Elena Jane Widick; Mark, Jeanette, John, & Doug Widick.
Funeral service is on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 3060 N. Highway A1A, Indialantic, Florida. The family suggests donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma society or the Sant Nirankari Mission (non-denominational world peace, universal brotherhood). Many blessings to all who touched our lives.
Anyone wishing to share a memory, send the family a message or place a memorial donation is asked to please visit James’s guestbook at BeachFuneralHome.com.
Beach Funeral Homes & Cremation Services
1689 S. Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida 32937