Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Reading Terminal Market's 'Mr. G' passes

Charles Giunta Sr. worked up to his death.

Reading Terminal Market's 'Mr. G' passes

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Charles Giunta Sr., father of two longtime Reading Terminal Market merchants and a fixture known as Mr. G., died unexpectedly Wednesday night at age 87.

Mr. Giunta, a longtime meat cutter, was the father of Martin, of Martin's Quality Meats & Sausages, and Charles Jr. of Giunta's Prime Shop. He was at the market earlier in the week.

Viewing will be Sunday, Aug. 26 from 6-9 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 27 from 8- 9:30 a.m. at Pennsylvania Burial Co., 1327 S. Broad St. (at Reed Street). Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Annunciation BVM Church, 10th and Dickinson Streets.

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