In Loving Memory

Joseph F. Montaleone

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September 16th, 1931 - February 23rd, 2012


Saturday, March 3rd, 2012   10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Mount Olivet Cemetery/Mausoleum Chapel,
7601 Blue Ridge Blvd,
Kansas City,


Joseph F. Montaleone, 80, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, MO. Joe was born in Kansas City, MO on September 16, 1931. He attended A. Louis Ruhl Elementary in Kansas City, MO, graduated high school from Kemper Military Academy in Boonville, MO and attended the University of Kansas. Joe had a successful career as Vice President and Store Manager for Macy’s Midwest. He was responsible for the expansion of stores in the Greater Kansas City area from 1968 through the mid-1980s at which time the retail operations transitioned to Dillard’s. He retired in 1997 from his position as Store Manager at Dillard’s in Independence, MO. He is survived by his two daughters, Jill Montaleone and Sue Montaleone Hall; son-in-law, Greg Hall; brother, Vito (Buddy) Montaleone and wife Mary Ann ; sister, Rosalie Montaleone Carlston and husband Robert; Aunt, Rose Barba; four cousins, seven nieces and three nephews. He also leaves his beloved Jack Russell Terriers, Jack and Bobby. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Heartland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) “in memory of Joseph F. Montaleone”. Donations should be mailed to 5428 Antioch Dr., Merriam, KS 66202.


  • Sat, Mar 3rd, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    Jill, I didn't know your dad but you and I have had so many talks so I know how much you cared for him both physically and mentally. My heart goes out to you. You and your family are in our prayers.

    Karlie, Kansas City

  • Fri, Mar 2nd, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    Jill and Sue,

    Your dad was a great retailer; we worked together at Macy’s stores in Kansas City when the mall was the best place to shop. He was a good friend who cared about his employees both professionally and personally, and we continued to meet even after we both retired. I will miss my friend and old boss, and I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Jerry Gilson

    Jerry Gilson, Olathe, KS

  • Fri, Mar 2nd, 2012 at 2:33 AM

    I met Joe in 1975 on the Macy's Men's Floor at the
    new Oak Park Mall. The first thing I did was move a
    round rack without his permission. Somehow, i
    survived the wrath and we got along like a house on
    fire ever after. I was honored to have named
    Chester, George, Charlie and maybe even Jack. We
    had a lot of good talks over the years. I will miss
    him. And Jill is saint.


  • Tue, Feb 28th, 2012 at 10:13 PM

    We called him Joe-Joe and he was our cousin. When we were younger, we spent many holidays together.
    He was godfather to Linda and Patty and I confirmed his daughters. We have many great memories of him and will miss him always.
    Phyllis, Patty and Linda

    phyllis costanza, independence, mo

  • Tue, Feb 28th, 2012 at 10:08 PM

    Joe was such a special part of my life. When he was growing up I babysat and spent much time with him and his brother and sister. He was such a cute ring boy in my wedding. We even worked together in his dad's restaurant "Luigi's". We had some fun and loving times together and I will truly miss him.

    Aunt Rose

    rose barba, kansas city, mo

  • Tue, Feb 28th, 2012 at 1:55 AM

    I thought the world of your dad. He always brought me treats back from his lunch, especially apple friters from Stephenson's. I remember when we bought Harry for him. He was a very special man that put on such a tough front but was such a soft sweet soul. He was a one of a kind and he loved you girls.

    Ruth Deckard, Lee's Summit, Mo

  • Mon, Feb 27th, 2012 at 11:37 PM

    Jill and Sue:

    Deepest condolences from Leslie and myself.

    Patrick Chambers, Raytown, MO

  • Sun, Feb 26th, 2012 at 1:06 AM

    Joe and I opened the Macy’s Oak Park Mall store
    together. I was a department manager for him when
    we opened the store in 1975. I also helped him
    open the Macy’s Bannister Road and
    Independence stores. I worked off and on for him
    until 1986. It was a wonderful experience for me.
    We became good friends. I think of him often and
    know he is at peace now. Please accept my
    condolences. Sincerely, Charm Zurovsky

    Charm Zurovsky, Overland Park, Ks.

  • Sat, Feb 25th, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    sorry to her the passing of joe, i am jasper montaleone's grand -son, jasper& vito montaleone were brothers, rose barba knows our side of the family, again deepest sympathy to all of the family of joe........sincerely, jasper montaleone ..

    jasper montaleone, gladstone mo.

  • Sat, Feb 25th, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    Susie and Jill, We are so sorry for you loss.

    We will keep you in our prayers.

    Joe, rest peacefully with your Heavenly Father

    Love Always

    Vito & Mary Ann Montaleone, Yorba Linda, CA

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