06 Dec Giorgio Orsini
Giorgio Orsini, age 94, passed away, peacefully in his sleep, on November 27, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Giorgio was born on January 12, 1922 in Carrara, Italy to Olga Orsini. He served in the Italian Navy on the Island of Sardinia. He built large ship propellers similar to the Titanic and the Queen Mary. Giorgio met Clara Vaupet on a train to Italy and in 1948 they married. In the early 1950’s he became a member of the LDS Church. In 1955, his daughter Rosa sailed from Marseille, France to Long Beach, California on the Queen Mary and she paved the way for her parents Giorgio and Clara to join her. Eventually the LDS Church encouraged European members to move to the land of Zion which was at the time in Salt Lake City, Utah, the headquarters for the LDS Church. They all eventually settled in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Giorgio worked at the May Foundry as an iron worker. He was a devoted husband for 53 years. He loved to travel and treated the family to many wonderful vacations. Giorgio loved playing tennis, swimming (he amazingly was swimming and diving, and driving a car until the age of 91), boating and staying active. He loved to listen to Italian music, and watch Italian T.V. and movies. He loved his grandchildren very much, loved spending time with them and doing nice things with them. He was very generous. Giorgio was always very organized, loved planning for the future, was very good at taking care of things and taught his grandchildren to be hard workers.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Orsini, and mother, Olga Orsini. Giorgio is survived by his daughter, Rosa Shore, and son-in-law David Shore; 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.
A special thank you to those that served Giorgio, cared for him and gave him their endless love over his lifetime. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, December 10, 2016, at City View Mortuary, 1001 East 11th Avenue, Salt Lake City.
We have very nice and fond memories Giorgio created for us and we will all miss him very much.