George L. Maggio

December 11, 1931March 9, 2018
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George L. Maggio, 86, Leawood, KS, passed away March 9, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 14, at Church of the Nativity, 3800 W. 119th, Leawood, KS, preceded by a Visitation from 9:30-11 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to Catholic Charities/Adoption or Advice and Aid.

George was born December 11, 1931 in Kansas City, MO, to Lorenzo and Mary Maggio. He graduated from DeLaSalle Academy in 1950 and the Central Missouri State University (now UCM) in 1956. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict, 1952-1954. He was a manufacturer’s representative in the hardware and paint sundries industry for over four decades. George was an accomplished golfer and a longtime member of Blue Hills Country Club where he served on the board of directors. He was a founding member of Church of the Nativity, Leawood, KS.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Katherine Gierster. George is survived by: his loving wife of 62 years, Peggy; his sister, Juanita Podraza; his son Mark (Carol) Maggio; his daughters Sandra (Steve) Furman and Amy (Brent) Bayer; grandchildren, Nicholas (Elizabeth) Maggio, Christopher Maggio, Melissa Maggio, Carrie (Patrick) O’Donnell, Courtney Loepker, Cristin Furman, Catherine Furman, Peggy (Caleb) Kothmann and Henry Bayer; and six great grandchildren.


  • Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas
  • Advice and Aid


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, March 14, 2018

George L. Maggio

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Marty Scranton

March 17, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).

Bob Krizman

March 13, 2018

I first met George in 1965 when I went to work for Battenfeld Grease and Oil. George trained me in sales to replace his territory in that he was leaving for Dap Corp. Also we played golf together for years at Brookridge Country Club until he left for Blue Hills. I always enjoyed being around George and we had some great times. My greatest memory that I have told many times is our trip to St. Louis in 1965 and he took me to the Italian area to the bakeries he new well. There was one we ate huge cream puffs for 10 cents each, laughing all the time, as we ate several at that price. I loved George.

God Bless the Family

Denny Whalen

March 13, 2018

I knew him from our little group at the donut shop. He was one of the nicest men that I ever had the pleasure of knowing. He was just one great man. I had the pleasure of seeing him just recently at the barber shop. I really enjoyed this meeting. He will be really missed. But now he is in God's house after a life well lived. Now we can pray to God thru him. He is now truly a Saint.

Patrick Squires

March 12, 2018

What a gentleman. What a funny man. I knew George through my relationship with being Mark's sales manger with Trimaco and Titan . I always enjoyed seeing George at the Blush Mize show.
He would always look at Mark and say, " I have forgotten more than you will ever know" every time time I would see him at the show. We always laughed about that.

I lost my father a year ago and Mark And I had the same opportunity to work with our Dads over the years and stay in touch almost every day. It is never easy to loose a loved one and you never get over the pain, but remember the good times that you all shared together and enjoy those thoughts.

Patrick Squires