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Thomas Albert "Tom" Maillard(1924 - 2018)
Thomas Albert "Tom" Maillard October 31, 1924 August 11, 2018 Thomas Albert "Tom" Maillard was born on October 31, 1924 to Albert and Beatrice Maillard in Kansas City, MO. Tom graduated from Rockhurst High School. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, December of 1942. He served on Guadalcanal, the Marshall Islands, Quam and Okinawa. After the war, he was sent to China in 1946. Returning home, he completed his education at Purdue. July 1950, Tom was sent to Korea. Serving until 1953, his service included the freezing 16 day experience at Koterie. Joining Boeing in Wichita, KS, Tom was active in purchasing the B-52 aircraft manufacturing building. September of 1955, he joined GE Co., later he became their District Sales Manager for Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas for the houseware and radio division. In 1958, Tom was married to Rusty, who preceded him in death in 2002. His daughter Lauree Vedros also precedes him in death. He is survived by his children; Deanna June Campbell of Weatherford, TX and Ernie Wells of Lee's Summit, MO, grandchildren Dr. Marty Buchanan, Venessa Buchanan and Melissa Gannand Michele Wells; great grandchildren Elaine, Paige, Greg, Harris, Nelson, Melissa and Michele and Tom's longtime companion Sandra Whitman. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am, August 17, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 11300 W. 103rd St., Overland Park, KS. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Holy Spirit Catholic Church. "The final award in my life is my election into the Knights of Columbus Hall of Fame for my work for God."


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