Joe Maritan of Overland Park, KS passed away on February 25, 2009. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2009 at the D.W. Newcomer's Overland Park Chapel with a visitation from 1-2 p.m. prior; burial in Johnson County Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Diabetes Society.
Joe was raised in Monett, MO, son of Louis and Ethel (Lee) Maritan. Joe served as a U.S. Navy Signalman during WW II. He was severely injured during the invasion of Salerno, and was awarded a Purple Heart for injuries sustained. He went on to become a War Bonds spokesman Throughout the duration of the war. Upon his discharge, Joe began a career within the telecommunications industry and rose to a senior management position of a Directory Publishing Company. His career spanned 55 years of company service within the Telecommunications industry. Survivors include wife, Marjorie Jean Maritan of 62 years, son, Mickey J. Maritan (Linda), Daughter, Jeannie Marie Pellman (George), grandchildren, Amber Maritan, Aprill Maritan, Angie Dickerson (Dwayne), Scott Pellman (Kelli), great grandchildren, Katie Dickerson, Brady, and Nathan Pellman.
Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.dwnewcomers.com (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS 66204, 913-648-6224).