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Sunset Hills Memorial Park & Funeral Home

1215 145th Place SE, Bellevue, WA

OBITUARY

Nicholas J. Giardina Sr.

March 12, 1921July 23, 2020

Nicholas J. Giardina was born on March 12, 1921 and passed away on July 23, 2020 and is under the care of Sunset Hills Funeral Home.

Graveside Service will be held on July 27, 2020 at 2:30 pm at Sunset Hills Memorial Park, 1215 145th Place SE, Bellevue, WA.

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Services

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, July 27, 2020

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Nicholas J. Giardina Sr.

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Carl Kleinknecht

July 29, 2020

Dear Rosemary and family members of Police Chief Nicholas Giardina (Bellevue, WA retired),

Please accept the sincere condolences of Chief Steve Mylett, Asst. Chief Arpin, and the men and women of the Bellevue Police Department on the passing of Chief Giardina. Although his years of service as police chief (1969-1975) predated most of us here now, his legacy lives on. 9 officers that Chief Giardina hired the year he became chief were still police officers in Bellevue when I hired on in 1991. He had the highest of standards in hiring and training of new employees and these qualities are hallmarks of the BPD today. He was a 'lead by example' officer and then chief and this was no doubt inspired by his selfless service to our country as a Marine in the South Pacific from 1942-1946. (His grit was also the product of him being a native of the Bronx, NY)

Thank you Rosemary for sharing your beloved husband with the grateful residents and merchants of the City of Bellevue during his career at BPD. The sacrifices of being a military and law enforcement spouse are staggering and truly are labors of love. We find inner strength through family and community but the family commitment is what truly enables us to come to work every day. God bless everyone in your time of sorrow.

Carl Kleinknecht, Assistant Chief, Bellevue Police Department

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