To Mrs. Giovagnoli, Mary and the rest of the family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. He was indeed an incredible. man. He even found time to teach our Sunday School class at St. Gabriel's one year. I still have the book he bought all of his students.
Hold tight to the memories (and each other). I'll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Dear Joe, 4/30/13
Learned of your father's unexpected passing early this morning when we spotted his notable obituary in the Kansas City Star. What an inspiring life he lived. It's no surprise; you are the mensch you are. Passed from father to son(s) (and daughters) your father's enduring legacy lives on in you, your siblings, and all of his grandchildren. Please accept our sincere condolences.
May you find comfort in the blessings of his well lived life and the multitude of tender memories you, no doubt, have of your dad.
Please extend our love and expressions of sympathy to Michele and Lily.
With much affection and heartfelt compassion~
Sandy and Flip
Joyce and kids, Jim and I just learned of Paul's passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank you so much for sharing the video. It was such a beautiful and fitting tribute to Paul's life (though trying to guess who's who after 25-years was no easy feat). I shall always carry fond memories of my time spent at DI and all that I learned while working for Mr G. May your memories carry you through until you are with him again. Jim & Cheryl Melton
Much love to our friends The Giovagnoli Family. Sweet memories from Chouteau Elementary through Winnetonka High School. My dad still talks about the pitching machine your dad donated to the baseball team. Your dad was one of a kind. Our prayers are with you!
A wonderful mentor with an amazing history. He will truly be missed. Blessed thoughts to the Giovagnoli family.
Andrea, may your wonderful memories carry you through the saddest of times.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Giovagnoli family, and our dear, dear friends, Mary, Mike and Rebecca.
Joyce and family, we are so sad to hear of your husband/father's passing. Lori and J have had many great times at your home where they enjoyed your generosity and friendship. Our prayers and love to you all. The Jenkins
I am grateful for the life of Mr. Giovagnoli. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.
Well done, Paul.
Paul had such an impact on my life. He was more than my employer. He was a mentor, a fatherly figure, and a Godly role model. I am forever grateful to Paul and the Giovagnoli family.
I am very sorry to hear of your tremendous loss. What an amazing life he had... he was such a brillliant man. Joe, I hope you and your family are doing well.
May God bless and comfort you all in this time of sorrow. My brother John and I worked for Paul ay Commercial Mech in the 60's and admired and respected him very much.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Mary, Michael and Rebecca and all your family members, especially your mom, Mary. Our love always.
Joe, we are sorry for the loss of your father. He was quite a man. I know you are proud of him. He and your family will be in our prayers.
Ron & Claudia Seggi
Our Dear Uncle Bud has gone home to heaven and I feel deeply for Aunt Joyce and my cousins who must be missing this kind and gentle man. God bless each of you
JOYCE AND FAMILY I TO FEEL THE LOST OF A GREAT MAN, TEACHER, MENTOR , FRIEND . MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS OUR WITH YOU .
Andrea and family,
Sending my heart felt condolences to you. I have not forgotten how difficult it is to endure the loss of a parent. I know you will find comfort and peace from such a wonderful family, and God's love. Reach out for his love and comfort, it is there; it is all around you. With love and prayers for healing.
Erin Stichnot (KCMO)
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. May God bless you with peace and comfort in the days ahead.
I guess I know what didn't feel right yesterday and today....the world is missing Mr. Giovagnoli. There are no families that have had as profound an effect on my life as the Giovagnoli's. As the patriarch of his family, Mr. G's inventions, simple approach to life despite amazing successes by almost any measure, and family-oriented life choices carry lessons with me to this day. Not only am I proud to have known him and your entire family growing up, I often think of all of you on a regular basis. This week will certainly contain dinner table stories of my childhood and times with the Giovagnoli family led by Mr. G.
One of the first things I noted when we moved to the Virgin Islands 4 years ago was a rusted wheeled pitching machine at my kids' school...why the heck did they not have an Iron Mike!! Growing up hitting literally thousands of baseballs pitched from the Iron Mike, I didn't even know other machines existed.
Final thoughts are especially for Mrs. G tonight. The prototype mother in my mind to this day...my heart is aching tonight for your loss. No words can ease your pain, but please know many in this world are praying for you and your loss tonight...especially Sam.
Please accept our sincerest condolences from the Hughes family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Dear Aunt Joyce and Cousins, How blessed we all were to have him in our lives! I can picture him in heaven, basking in the love of God and sending his love to his family. I'm sure that in no time he will be working with God on projects,..
May the Lord give you peace and comfort during this time of loss & sadness.
Uncle Bud: Such a gentle man....sweetest Uncle in the world!! Love you, Love you, Love you!
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.