Humbert "Al" Maiocco

  • Born: September 19, 1926
  • Died: February 7, 2021
  • Location: Woodlyn, Pennsylvania

D'Anjolell-Barone Memorial Home

908 S. Providence Road
Wallingford, PA 19086

Tel. (610) 874-7700

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father ,Grandfather and Brother


Humbert L. (AL) Maiocco passed away at home on Sunday, February 7th , surrounded by his family. Al was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Mary Ann (Stackeni). He is survived by his children, Rick (Christine) and Linda (Jay McEntee), his grandchildren, Albert, Bobby, Joey and Tommy Maiocco, and Jimmy (Samantha), Ricky, and Jill McEntee, as well as by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Al was born at home in Philadelphia, PA, to Vincenzo and Vincenzina (DeVito) on September 19, 1926. He was the youngest of their three children, and was preceded in death by his siblings Dom and Pat and their spouses Anne and Pauline.

After serving in the Air Force in World War II, Al earned a degree in mechanical engineering, with honors, from the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation he was employed at Baldwin, Lima, Hamilton where he met Mary whom he married in 1954 at St Anthony's Church in Chester, PA.

As an inventor in the early plastics industry, Al holds a number of patents and also was a leading figure in the development of the injection molding industry. In 1966, he became the VP and General Manager for the Plastics Division of Beloit Corporation, with responsibility for plants in the USA, Spain, Italy and Denmark. In the early 1970s, he launched his own business, Batter-Lite Foods, a company focused in the retail grocery market and, through a series of acquisitions, he pioneered the Pritikin Foods line of healthy lifestyle food products. His efforts continue today with Spectrum Foods, a company he started in 2002 which is a leader in organic and non-genetically modified edible oils.

Al loved to cook, to ride bikes, to tell jokes and to have fun. He maintained lifelong relationships with a wide circle of friends and neighbors. His life was centered around his love for and devotion to his family. He especially cherished his role as Poppi to his grandchildren and shared with them the five "ations", determination, concentration, motivation, dedication and education. According to Poppi these were the fundamental building blocks to success and he spoke often of their importance.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the visitation and funeral Mass on Saturday, February 13th will be private.

In lieu of flowers and in remembrance of a life well lived the family asks that donations be made in Al's name to St Jude's Hospital. Please go to and click on the red "Donate" tab at the top. From there you may indicate your gift is for Humbert Maiocco by checking the "Dedicate my donation" box under the Donation amounts.

Please watch the live stream of the Mass beginning promptly at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at

Arr:Danjolell-Barone Memorial Home of Wallingford

Condolence & Memory Journal

Rick, Chris & Family, you are in my prayers. Al was a real gentleman, I
appreciated his kindness & my memories are good ones.

Posted by Annette Napier - Coworker   February 20, 2021

Grateful to have joined you virtually celebrating Al.
Rick, Chris, Linda, Jay and families, what a perfect celebration of a truly exemplary man. I joined Al in his food business at age 25, working for (with) him for 14 yrs till that business was sold. He truly "walked by faith". When business travel was over a weekend, we always attended Sunday mass, even in Cologne, Germany. I feel fortunate to have known and learned from Al. All who met him loved him; so, he'll be missed by many. I'm sure you'll continue sharing his wisdom, jokes and great memories. Peace be with all of you.

Posted by Brenda Eden - Friend   February 20, 2021

I worked with Al and his (at that time) future wife at Baldwin. We maintained that friendship until the present. When we all started work at Baldwin, Al was the one with a car, so he picked me up as well as Bob Moser, and Tom Finneran on his way to work daily. My wife and I along with the Allemans, Finnerans and Mosers managed to meet socially all through the years with Al and Mary. I am watching this funeral now, and wishing I had known in which church the funeral was held, so I could have celebrated Mass with you. I live close by, in the same house I lived in when Al and I left Baldwin in the 1950s. I can still picture Mary sitting at her desk on the fifth floor.

Posted by Richard Stiles - Friend   February 13, 2021

watched the mass for Al, beautiful for a man who truly practiced his religion .. he will be missed not only by family but by everyone who came in contact with him .. REST IN PEACEE MY FRIEND

Posted by Joseph A. Waldenberger - Coworker   February 13, 2021

Zio: Oh the memories!! You are an inspiration to all of us...a very loving and erudite man!.. Sundays at your moms..Gettysburg....Boca Grande .. La Selva.. yes indeed.. we had lots of fun..and so we carry on with thoughts of you always! Ciao

Posted by Robert Maiocco - Littleton, CO - Family   February 12, 2021

My deepest condolences to the rest of the family. You were a great man. You are with Mary now and you feel no more pain. May your soul rest in peace. Amen. Marco

Posted by Marco Ferrante - FL - Family   February 12, 2021

I worked for Al from 1981 until his retirement and thereafter often spoke with him on the phone soliciting his wise business opinion. He was a man ahead of the times giving women growth opportunities in his business . I had many opportunities to be in business meetings with him and learned something each time. While I am thankful for the business knowledge he gave me I am most thankful that he was my friend. I will miss him greatly.

Posted by Lynn Myers - Friend   February 11, 2021

My deepest sympathy to the Maiocco Family for the loss of your loved one, Humbert, "Al", and pray God gives you comfort, peace and strength.

Posted by JW/JKH    February 11, 2021


You will be missed, Uncle Al, Tell Aunt Mary I miss her. Love you both, Carol

Posted by Carolyn Sabatelli - Belcamp, MD - Family   February 11, 2021

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