Elmo Maggiora

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Elmo Maggiora

Elmo Vincent Maggiora (Jan 14, 1921 - Aug 13, 2013)


Elmo Maggiora, son of Italian immigrants, Vincent and Adele Maggiora,


was born in Richmond, Ca on January 14, 1921. In 1924, the family


moved to the city of Sausalito. Elmo attended Sausalito schools,


Tamalpais High, College of Marin and University of Nevada. Elmo met


Dina at the University of Nevada and they got married in 1942, while he


was serving in the Coast Guard.


When Elmo returned from World War II, he worked in his father's


construction company. In1952, he partnered with his father to form V.


Maggiora and Son, Inc. They primarily worked on waste treatment


plants and pipelines. Elmo became sole owner when his father retired in


1954. Ten years later, he joined with Babe Ghilotti to form the business


Maggiora & Ghilotti, Inc. Their engineering projects were in Marin,


Sonoma, Napa, Lake & Solano Counties. Elmo retired in 1981. The


company is now owned by Gary Ghilotti and son, Scott. Elmo remained


active as a chairman on the Board even after his retirement and kept


close tabs on the company.


Elmo in addition to being an engineer and devoted family man was


active in the community. He belonged to the Sausalito Lion's Club, Elk's


Club, American Legion and served on the Sausalito Parks and


Recreation Committee.


Elmo is survived by sons Vincent & his wife Leslee and John & his wife


Melody and daughter Christine, along with grandchildren Jody & her


husband Joe, Joey and Kelsey and great grandson, Owen. He was


preceded in death by his loving wife, Dina, of 69 years in 2011 and his


parents.


Elmo was known for his humor, generosity, strong work ethic,


community involvement and knowledge of historical events. After


retirement, he enjoyed traveling the world with his wife, spending time


with his family and friends, watching the History channel and following


sport's games; he was also active in community organizations,


swimming, and dining in local Italian restaurants.


Please join us in honoring Elmo's life at the Star of the Sea Church in


Sausalito for mass on August 24th at 10:45 with a reception to follow in


the church's hall.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Elmo's memory to the


.


Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Aug. 17, 2013
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