Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Reading Terminal Market's 'Mr. G' passes

Charles Giunta Sr. worked up to his death.

Reading Terminal Market's 'Mr. G' passes


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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