A memorial service is planned for this afternoon at the Pleasanton Senior Center for Jack Fiorio, a lifetime resident here who died June 18. He was 88.
He owned Fiorio's Market and Meat Service for over 40 years, making it one of Pleasanton's longest family-owned businesses,
Born in Livermore August 5, 1921 to Lillie and Charles Fiorio, he was predeceased by his loving wife Patricia in 1990 and his son-in-law John Del Duco. He is survived by his children Gary (Melinda) of Manteca and Jacki Del Duco of Livermore; grandchildren Brian (Lisa) Fiorio, Pleasanton; Allison (Derek) Scaggs, Manteca; Rachel (Jeff) Jamison, Livermore; Philip Fiorio, Reseda, CA; Gena Del Duco, Livermore; Tony Del Duco, Livermore; and 4 great grandchildren.
Mr. Fiorio attended Pleasanton schools, graduating from Amador Valley High School in the class of 1939. After graduation he volunteered for the U.S. Navy in World War II where he was an aviation machinist mate. While in the Navy he met Patricia and they married following the end of the war in 1946. They settled in Pleasanton and raised their family.
While in high school, Jack was the first Alameda County All Star in the 4-H program and continued his relationship with the 4-H through his business. He was a former scoutmaster in Boy Scout Troop 948 of Pleasanton. As a veteran of the war he joined the American Legion Post in Pleasanton and there he served as Post Commander. He also was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Pleasanton.
He was one of the founders of the Amador Valley High Boosters Club and was instrumental in the construction of the Pleasanton Masonic Hall where he was a member of the Free Masons. He served on many church committees and served as an elder in the Pleasanton Presbyterian Church. Later in life he served as "Big Sir" of the Pleasanton Sirs Association and was active in the Pleasanton Senior Center and a member of the V.I.P.s there.
Mr. Fiorio was always pulling some practical joke or kidding someone He was one of Pleasanton's story tellers and was often quoted by the newspapers or interviewed by school children or the museum for some point of Pleasanton's past. He saw this as an obligation to carry on local history as his mother was born on Main St. in 1896. One of his last appearances was at the dedication of the mural depicting old Pleasanton that was done on the side of his former building on Peters Street.
For more information on the exact time of today's services, call either Jacki Del Duco 925-337-6614 or Gary Fiorio, 209-624-3540.