Theodore Molinari

May 7, 1923October 13, 2012

Theodore S. Molinari, 89, Gladstone, MO, passed away October 13, 2012 at North Kansas City Hospital. The Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Thursday, October 18th at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church; burial in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 PM Wednesday at the McGilley Antioch Chapel where a rosary will be prayed at 7 PM. Contributions are suggested to the Bishop Sullivan Center.

Ted was born May 7, 1923 in Kansas City, MO. He was a World War II Army/Air Corp veteran stationed in India, Burma and traveled the world on a troop ship. Ted was founder and president of Midwest Bindery for 35 years until his retirement in 1985. He was a member of the American Sons of Columbus. He had a real zest for living and especially enjoyed golf, deep sea fishing, restoring cars, gardening, being an artist and traveling in Italy. Ted was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Prather in 1987; son-in-law, Thomas Prather; and his twin brother, Ralph Molinari.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Catherine Molinari; children, Marilyn Needham, Linda (Ralph) Hackett, Barbara (Mark) Greer, Joe (Jennifer) Molinari, and Angela (Kurt) Schell; 2 sisters, Fannie Allison and Rose DiBella; 12 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and his beloved dog, “Buddy”.


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 17, 2012
  • Rosary Service Wednesday, October 17, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 18, 2012
  • Committal Service Thursday, October 18, 2012

Theodore Molinari

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Patty Palermo-sole

October 18, 2012

Marilyn , I am so sorry for you and your entire families loss. Losing my father was very hard . You have my sincere sympathy and understanding.

October 18, 2012

Ted was a great guy. Ted gave me a job when I was down and out at 20 years old I will always remember his generosity. He will be in my prayers always. Dr Sciara

Thomas Schnabel

October 17, 2012

To one of the greatest and most captivating storyteller's of our age, a loving husband and father who aspired to be the best version of himself always....Ted Molinari

"But you, be self-possessed in all circumstances; put up with hardship; perform the work of an evangelist; fulfill your ministry. For I am already being poured out like a libation, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith. From now on the crown of righteousness awaits me, which the Lord, the just judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me, but to all who have longed for his appearance" 2 Tim Ch 4- 5-8


October 16, 2012

I am grateful for the life of Mr. Molinari. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.