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"PIA" 2008 Obituary


PIACENTI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-20 published
DI GANGI, Mariano, B.A., B.D., M. Th., D.D.
Peacefully, in Ottawa, on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 in his 85th year, after suffering from Multiple System Atrophy Disorder, which he bore with patience and grace. Mariano has been called home to see face to face his Lord and Saviour whom he served faithfully in life long ministry. Pastor, preacher, professor. An ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in Canada for 62 years, he served congregations in Montreal, Hamilton, Philadelphia and Toronto. He was Executive Director of Interserve for 20 years, and taught Pastoral Studies at Tyndale Seminary retiring as Professor Emeritus. Many activities and organizations were blessed by his God-given talents but especially dear to his heart were global missions, Puritan preachers, and evangelism in Italy. Mariano wrote many books on these and other subjects of interest.
son of the late Joseph DI GANGI and Rose PIACENTI of Brooklyn and predeceased by his younger brother John. Mariano is survived by his much-loved and devoted wife "Jo" (Ninette MAQUIGNAZ) and their three children: John (Vicki,) Marian ARCHIBALD (Jack) and Peter (Sheila), all of Ottawa. As well, 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren cherish his memory.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Stillwater Retirement Residence, Doctor Rodney TEE, and caregivers for their tender and compassionate care.
Friends are invited to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Ave. at Richmond Rd., Friday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial private. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 22nd, 2008 at Saint Paul's Presbyterian Church, 971 Woodroffe Ave. (at the Queensway), Ottawa. For those who wish to honour Doctor DI GANGI's life, please consider a donation to: Interserve (, Tyndale University College and Seminary (, The Ottawa Mission (, or a related ministry of your choice.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Psalm 116: 15
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