Stephen P. Gioannini of Niagara Falls, a retired Carborundum Co. millwright, died Friday in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. He was 68.
Born in Hornell, he moved to Niagara Falls as a child and attended local schools. He graduated from Trott Vocational High School and attended the Board of Cooperative Educational Services, where he received his certification as a millwright.
Mr. Gioannini served in the Navy from 1956 until 1960 and afterward worked at Carborundum for 39 years. He was a member of the Carborundum 100 Club, a social group of fellow employees. In his retirement, he continued working part time, doing maintenance work for Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.
When he was younger, he enjoyed playing baseball and participated in the Industrial Baseball League while employed at Carborundum. He also liked playing cards with his friends and gardening.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, the former Kathleen M. Augustino; two daughters, Maria Munsen and Anna Marie Volmer; and two brothers, Anthony and Carl.
Prayers will be said at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in M.J. Colucci & Son Funeral Chapel, 468 19th St., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 27th Street and Independence Avenue.