1935 – 2019
Putnam – Clyde R. Giambattista, 83, of Corbin St., passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019 in his home. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Anthony and Madeline D. (Gray) Giambattista.
Mr. Giambattista served proudly in the United States Military for 22 years. As a teenager he enlisted in the Connecticut National Guard before enlisting in the United States Army with the 81 Airborne Division. After serving in the Army, Mr. Giambattista served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. During his military career, Mr. Giambattista visited many foreign countries including Germany, Pakistan and Russia.
He enjoyed trips to Foxwoods Casino to play poker also taking pleasure in watching horseracing. He was an avid reader who loved reading about History and the Military. Clyde was a life member of the VFW Post # 10727 in Omaha, NE.
Clyde is survived by his sons, David Patrick Giambattista and his wife Lisa of Omaha, NE, and Vincent Michael Giambattista also of Omaha, NE; his brothers, Alvin Giambattista and his wife Carol of Sterling, CT, and Anthony B. Giambattista of Plainfield, CT; his sister, Donna Coderre and her husband Ronald of Putnam; his grandchildren, Nathan and Audrey; and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Clyde’s family from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2019 in the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. A gathering will begin at the funeral home at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 20, 2019 with a funeral service in the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow in The Connecticut State Veterans Cemetery, 2857 West St, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.