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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


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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