McGilley & Hoge Johnson County Memorial Chapel

8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS


Julio Ignacio Charlons Sr.

May 27, 1933June 15, 2020

Julio Ignacio Charlons, 87, of Overland Park, KS passed away on June 15, 2020. Julio was born in Matanzas, Cuba to Jose Ignacio and Ana Sofia Charlons, where he and his wife, Arminda, married and started their family prior to moving to Madrid, Spain and then to Prairie Village, KS in the late 1960’s.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Arminda Zulema Charlons (Castro); their three children, Arminda “Mindy” McCallum (Lance), Julio Charlons, Jr. (Trish) and Maria de Lourdes Charlons-Long (Dale) along with six grandchildren: Derek, Ryan, Brandon, Matthew, Jonathan, Nathan and their children.

A graduate of the University of Havana – Cuba and The University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s and two Master’s Degrees in Engineering, Julio worked for over 40 years as a Civil and Structural Engineer in Cuba and Spain; and lastly, for 30 years with Black & Veatch in the Kansas City area prior to retiring.

Julio was an amazing and loving father. He was unassuming and soft-spoken with a strong work ethic, and sense of commitment to family and ideals in moving his family to the United States, and supporting his children’s dreams and futures.

Julio had an intense intellectual curiosity about many topics beyond engineering, particularly history. He also enjoyed spending time with friends and square dancing with Arminda. He enjoyed foods and drinks of all kinds and traveling with Arminda all over the world. His special joy was visiting with family and grandchildren. He also had a deep belief in God and was a life-long Catholic.

A private memorial service will be held for immediate family only, due to Covid-19 restrictions.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to Children’s Mercy Hospital, Attn: Dept. of Philanthropy, P.O. Box 219956, Kansas City, MO 64121-7210. Please memo: In Memory of Julio I. Charlons.


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Julio Ignacio Charlons Sr.

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Jeb and Patty Wright

June 17, 2020

We would like to express our sympathy for the loss of Julio. Our thoughts are with you all during this time of sadness. Our fondest memory was was watching Julio dance with Mimi at Cassidy and Nate's wedding... It made us smile! We have heard so many wonderful things about Julio through stories from Nathan, who clearly adores and admires him greatly.

Thinking of you and saying a prayer for all of your family.
Love, Jeb and Patty Wright

Heather Hamtil

June 17, 2020

Dear Maria and Family,
First of all, I want to offer my sincere condolences to each of you. I was fortunate to meet your fine father one day, not too long ago, and I was able to tell what a fine man and father he was. He overcame so much in his life and was dedicated to his family and Faith. I am so happy I could meet him. Of course, I know Maria, and she is a good, dear friend to me. I know that her father and mother had a great influence on her, as she is a lovely lady and friend. My heart goes out to each of you at this time. You remain in my thoughts and prayers.
With love, Heather Hamtil