New York Daily News
Beloved driver ‘Mr. G,’ 83, who kept N.Y. moving
Native New Yorker and great-grandfather Joseph Gennaro, 83, passed away peacefully Wednesday.
Born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in 1937, he was the youngest of four boys. Gennaro’s parents, Giovanni and Antonina, immigrated to this country from Italy in the early 1900s.
Known affectionately as “Mr. G,” Gennaro (photo top) was a longtime New Yorker and a driver by trade who steered everything from trucks to limousines. After retiring, he and his wife of more than 55 years, Anita, moved from Queens to Bethlehem, Pa., more than a decade ago.
The Army veteran is survived by his wife, as well as his two daughters, Nina and Lillian, and his son, John. He also had two sons-in-law, Joseph Bonavita and Daily News Head of Video Michael Sheridan, as well as five grandchildren: Christina, John, Joseph, Michael and Emily, and recently welcomed into the world his great-granddaughter, Eleanor.
Gennaro will be laid to rest next Friday in Newtown, Pa., at Washington Crossing National Cemetery with full military honors.