Celebrating 100 Years of Oakland Technical High School
Michael Ghiorso ’42
After graduating from Tech in 1942, Michael Ghiorso enlisted in the Army and spent four years in Europe during World War II. Upon his return he met and married Ida Massolo. In 1947 Ghiorso and his brother-in-law, Angelo Graziano, opened G&G Hardware & Plumbing Company in Oakland. In 2004 after 57 years of serving the community, G&G Hardware & Plumbing Company closed its doors. Ghiorso died in 2005.