Giacomo Benito Ferrari, 74, a former wholesale liquor salesman, died of cancer
April 20, 2008 at Casey House Hospice in Rockville.
He was an Edgewater resident.
Mr. Ferrari, known as Jack, was born in the District to parents who had immigrated
from Florence, Italy.
After graduating from Chamberlain Vocational High School (52), he served in the
Army from 1953 to 1955 and then entered the restaurant business as co-owner and
manager of Suitland Restaurant in Suitland. From 1971 until his retirement in 1993,
he was a wholesale liquor salesman with International Distributors Co.
A lifelong athlete, he enjoyed golf, softball, football, basketball and bowling.
His marriage to Barbara Ferrari ended in divorce.
Survivors include four children, Joni Metcalf of the District, Jacqueline errari-Wiltshire
of Rockville, Christopher Ferrari, previously of Waldorf, and Alisa Decatur of
Culpeper; a sister, Theresa Smith of Edgewater; 11 grandchildren; and four
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