October 22, 1946 ~ May 12, 2010
Phyllis Jean Di Maio
Longtime resident of Redondo Beach, Phyllis J. Di Maio, 63, lost her long battle with cancer on May 12, 2010. Phyllis was the eldest daughter born to Anthony and Beatrice Di Maio of Shawnee Mission, Kansas on October 22, 1946. She spent her formative years in Kansas, and after completing her degree at Kansas University, began flying for Pan American World Airways in 1969. Phyllis then moved to California, continuing to fly for Pan Am until she joined United Airlines in 1986.
Phyllis is survived by her sister Janet Di Maio, brother Stephen Di Maio, aunt and uncle Roger and Barbara Provost, and a loving Pan Am and United family. Funeral Mass will be at St. James Church, Redondo Beach on May 21 at 2:00 pm. Visitation will be at White & Day Mortuary, Redondo Beach, on May 20 from 5 pm until 9pm. Donations in lieu of flowers should be sent to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
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