Giovanni (John) D. Picano, age 86, born in Cassino, Italy, on October 22, 1933, passed away on July 12, 2020. He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara (nee Maddox). Loving father of daughter Shelly Marisa Picano-Dunn (Keith Dunn, estr.), and son Mark John (Laura) Picano. Grandfather of Dominic Yacuone. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. After retiring from his independent custom home building company, he and Barbara resided in Monterey, California. In respect to his Catholic faith, was a member and served at San Carlos Cathedral for many years.
Visitation will be held at Schrader-Howell Funeral Home in downtown Plymouth on Thursday, July 16 from 1-7 p.m. Funeral Service is Friday, July 17 at 11:00 a.m., with luncheon following at Picano's restaurant in Troy.
Funeral service is also planned in Monterey, California at San Carlos cemetery where he will be buried next to wife, Barbara.
Please be advised that in observance of the governmental order from the State of Michigan, when in attendance at the Funeral Mass, we kindly ask for the safety and well-being of the families we serve and for your health, that everyone practices social distancing and consideration for other guests in attendance.
Donations to "In Touch Ministries" www.intouch.org and Brookdale Hospice of Detroit may be made in lieu of flowers.
Brookdale Hospice is located at 32300 Northwestern Highway, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334. Phone (248) 727-2323