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
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
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