Peter C. Giardina, Sr., age 86, of Dodge Avenue in Corning, died Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Guthrie Corning Hospital.\n\n\nPeter was born May 22, 1928 in Corning to Joseph and Caroline (Bavisotto) Giardina. He graduated from Northside High School in 1949 and entered the United States Air Force in 1950 and served during the Korean Conflict until 1954. Peter married Anna Alteri on May 12, 1956 at St. Vincent de Paul Church. He retired from Ingersoll-Rand in 1990 as an assembler. \n\n\nHe never missed a year planting his vegetable garden, and was a communicant of All Saints Parish.\n\n \n\nHe is survived by his wife Anna; daughter, Catherine (Joe) Tubbs of Elmira; son, Peter (Mary) Giardina, Jr. of New Windsor, NY; grandchildren, Emily, Sarah, Joseph, Michael, Andrew, Mackenzie, Nicole, and Jessica; one great granddaughter, Laura; many nieces and nephews. Peter was predeceased by his sisters and brother, Carmella, Philip, and Stella; and by his son Joseph Giardina. \n\n\nA Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9:30 AM on Monday, March 16, 2015 at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 222 Dodge Avenue in Corning with Father John Forni officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Corning.\n\n\nMemorial donations may be made in Peter's name to All Saints Parish or to a charity of your choice. Peter's family entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.