John J. Germano, 68, the owner of a local construction company and a winner of the Purple Heart in two different wars, died of heart failure Nov. 30 at Sinai Hospital.
A private memorial service will be held Jan. 6.
Mr. Germano began the John J. Germano Co. Inc. after his Army discharge from World War II.
Born on Lloyd Street near Corned Beef Row in East Baltimore, Mr. Germano graduated from Patterson Park High School. He worked as a draftsman after high school before being called to duty as an infantryman during World War II. He was wounded in the arm during combat and was awarded a Purple Heart and the Bronze Service Star.
After the war, he began his construction business, which specialized in private residences, and joined the Army Reserve. He was called up as a reservist during the Korean War and earned his second Purple Heart after suffering a leg wound.