PAUL A. MALTAGLIATI (Age 50)
A family man of unwavering loyalty, strength and service, passed away suddenly on June 25, 2012 of natural causes. Paul was a natural-born leader who rose to the rank of Chief Deputy Sheriff for Fairfax County. His 2009 retirement was followed by a successful stint at an international security-services corporation.
Paul was the son of Joan Maltagliati and the late Mauro Maltagliati. He grew up in Prince George's County, MD, and graduated from George Mason University in 1984. He attended GMU on a wrestling scholarship and was the university's first-ever wrestler to qualify for the U.S. Wrestling Federation's national championships. His record of most-wins in a single wrestling season at GMU still stands. In 1983 he earned a silver medal at the world Sambo (Russian wrestling) championships in Spain. He went on to earn a master's degree and was a graduate of the FBI National Academy, in Quantico. He was a past Grand Knight of the St. Mary's Knights of Columbus Council 8600.
Paul was the much-loved husband, for 26 years, to Toni Maltagliati; loving father of Maria (Jerry), Dominic, and Victoria; devoted brother of Michael (Leslie), Jerry (Sharon), Patricia, Richard (Kelly), and Angela (Robert). He also loved his many nieces, nephews, Godchildren, and friends. He was a large man with a big heart, and his proudest accomplishments were his children. His sharp wit and warm embrace will be missed.
Family will receive friends July 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m., at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Rd., Fairfax, VA. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 5222 Sideburn Rd., Fairfax. Contributions may be made to the GMU Foundation, with "wrestling in memory of Paul Maltagliati" in the memo line. (Mail to: Patriot Club, 4400 University Drive MS5E1, Fairfax, VA 22030).