Donald J. Maihock
Donald J. Maihock, a long-time Stamford resident, died Feb. 15, at the Richard L. Rosenthal Hospice Residence in Stamford. He was 88.
Mr. Maihock was born on Aug. 13, 1922, in Chicago, he was the son of the late John August Maihock and Anne (Radloff) Maihock.
He graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1944 with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. During World War II, he joined the Navy and became an officer in the Navy Civil Engineering Corps. known as the Seabees. He was part of the Philippine Liberation Campaign in the Pacific with General MacArthur's forces. He later transferred to the 96th Construction Battalion at Tsingtao, China, as the transportation officer responsible for extending a former Japanese airstrip to accommodate the Marine planes.
After his discharge from the Navy, Mr. Maihock held several engineering positions with Alvord, Burdick & Howson, International Minerals & Chemical Corp. and Martin Marietta. In 1965, he joined North American Philips Corp., at their Manhattan headquarters, where he became the director of facilities planning, involved with the design and construction of their major facilities. He remained with North American Philips for 22 years until he retired at 65.
Mr. Maihock was an active member of St. Francis Episcopal Church in Stamford where he served on the vestry for 14 years, 11 as senior warden. He later became a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Darien, where he and his wife, Audrey, enjoyed singing in the choir.
In retirement, Mr. Maihock served on the board of St. Luke's LifeWorks of Stamford, developing housing for the homeless. Above all he was passionate about singing barbershop harmony with choruses, in particular, The Golden Chordsmen of Westchester and the Senior Songsters of the Senior Men's Association of Stamford.
Survivors include his wife, Audrey Maihock, to whom he was married for nearly 63 years. He is also survived by his daughters Elizabeth Maihock Beloff (son-in-law Jim Beloff) of Clinton, and Suzanne Maihock Stevens of Barrington Hills, Ill.; and his grandchildren, Margaret Anne Stevens and Peter Hayes Stevens III.
He was predeceased by his son-in-law, Peter Hayes Stevens Jr.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 20, at 1 p.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Chapel, 1864 Post Road in Darien.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Luke's Lifeworks of Stamford at www.stlukeslifeworks.org.