Mr. John Albert Dimarco, son of the late Joseph and Tena Dimarco, was born June 24th 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Kansas where he achieved a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and served in the United States Army as an engineer. John went on to a prosperous career spanning four decades, defending the United States by leading organizations responsible for the development of military defense systems. John worked for Bendix, which was eventually acquired by Allied Signal and ultimately Honeywell International.
John was united in holy matrimony to Marilyn Stiefel on September 16th, 1961. John and Marilyn served as an example of true love, selfless support of others and set a shining example of the very definition of marriage for over 56 years. This union was blessed with nine children, twenty-six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
John was a devout Catholic and an active member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. John was also an active philanthropist for the Catholic Church. Amongst many countless representations of volunteerism, John donated his time every year working with the Lee’s Summit Library System to assemble tax returns for the elderly and those less fortunate. For those who could not travel to the library, John traveled to their homes to prepare their taxes.
John was loved by many for his generous spirit, his undiluted strength, the decisions he made, the words he chose and the love he expressed to his family and to all who came in contact with him. John was a devout Christian and in so being did not judge others. He set an example without being self-righteous. He did the right thing simply because it was the right thing to do. His children and grandchildren continue to do their best to follow his lead. They live and act to make him proud.
John quietly departed this life Thursday, August 30th, 2018 at his home in Lee’s Summit surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his son, David Dimarco, his son-in-law, James Hinkle, his parents Joseph and Tena Dimarco and his brothers Vincent Dimarco and Joseph Dimarco.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, daughter Diane Horstman (Randy), daughter Deborah Hinkle, daughter-in-law Angie, daughter Dawn McCorkendale (Daryl), son John, son Jeff (Patty), son Joe (Niki), daughter Mary Maxey (Scott), daughter Regina Schwan (J), his sister Rose Marie Larson (Clarence), 26 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church 1800 MO-150 Lee’s Summit, MO 64082 from 5pm-8pm Friday, September 7th with the rosary starting at 5pm. Funeral services will begin at 10am on Saturday September 8th at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Lee’s Summit, MO.
In lieu of flowers the family would ask that you please make a donation to catholic charities.