Anthony David Ghiossi
Anthony David Ghiossi, age 49, passed away on June 10th, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. Well-known for his work as a building official, Anthony worked for the Cities of Palo Alto, Los Gatos, and Mountain View for over 25 years. He was actively involved in the Peninsula Chapter of the International Code Council where he served as Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President, President, and Past President. His work on the ICC board was a source of constant pride. Anthony was born in Fort Bragg, California on August 27, 1964. He graduated from Fort Bragg High School in 1984 and from San Jose State in engineering technology in 1990, where he was active in Theta Chi fraternity. He started his career in the building industry shortly thereafter. Anthony married Deirdre Boyle, in 2003 and soon after learned the joys of parenthood with the birth of his sons Caden (2005) and Shane (2008).
Throughout his years on the board, he initiated changes that influence our Chapter today. His energy and enthusiasm helped encourage Chapter participation that continues today. One of Anthony’s many strengths was his leadership. In 2011, while he was President, our Education Committee lost one its key members to retirement and Anthony took that committee under his wing and helped to build an even stronger Education Committee today. He reached out to our Tri Chapter organizations – the East Bay and Monterey Bay Chapters – to initiate changes that resulted in the Tri Chapter Education Committee we have today.
Amal passed away in January 2014 while visiting Kolkata, India. Amal served the ICC Peninsula Chapter from 2000 to 2003, advancing through the officer ranks during this time period. He was relatively low key but considered a hard worker behind the scenes. He was recognized for his professionalism and dedication to the building safety industry.
Amal worked for the City of San Jose close to 30 years for the Public Works and Building Department. He started as a plan check engineer and retired as a building official. Following his retirement from the City of San Jose in 2004, he assumed responsibility as building official with the City of Simi Valley. He retired from Simi Valley in 2010 and moved back to San Jose.