James A. Gigliotti, age 74, a resident of 12460 Fry Road, Edinboro since 1979, died there on Friday, May 2, 2008. Born in Erie on March 25, 1934, he was a son of the late Eusebio and Concetta Yacobozzi Gigliotti.
Mr. Gigliotti retired from the Erie School District in 1996 after 25 years of teaching. He taught biology and science at junior and senior high schools in the district including Wayne Middle School, Academy, Strong Vincent, New Directions, and Roosevelt, and he also taught in the alternative education program. He was a graduate of Prep High School and Gannon University, was a member of the Siebenbuerger Club, and he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Those preceding him in death were 3 sisters, Clementine Nelson, Isabel Wisniewski, and Ann Marie Poraczky, and a brother, Emidio Gigliotti.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Hollenbeck Gigliotti, whom he married May 5, 1957; five children, Diane Burbules of Edinboro, James Allen Gigliotti of Brandon, FL, Robert Gigliotti and his wife Lori of Durham, NC, Scott Gigliotti and his wife Yupinporn ????am???? of Bloomington, MN, and Karen Walla and her husband Troy of Ohio; also, 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, a sister, Jean Coco of Erie, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 306 Erie Street, Edinboro, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9pm and may attend funeral services there on Tuesday at 11:00am. Officiating will be Rev. Don Gordon of Gravel Run Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at Mitchell Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Asera Care Hospice, 1600 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505.