Sebastian J. DiMeglio

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Sebastian (Sib) Joseph DiMeglio of McLean, Virginia and Naples, Florida

Born July 9, 1931 in Chester, Pennsylvania to NicholasDiMeglio and Sarah Bottino DiMeglio. Sib was a 1949 graduate of St. James High School in Chester, PA. He graduated from Mount Saint Mary's University in 1953. He completed all course work for a Master's degree in Hotel Restaurant Management at Michigan State University in 1957. He completed Harvard University's Advanced Management Program (AMP) in 1979. He served two years in the Army at the end of the Korean conflict at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds and at Fort Dix, N.J.

Sib started his work career with Fred Harvey in the Cleveland Terminal Tower Building as an assistant manager. His out-west experience included General Manager of the El Adobe Restaurant in San Juan Capistrano, California, General Manager of food operations and in-flight food service at the Albuquerque, New Mexico Airport (Sunport), General Managerof the Alvarado Hotel in Albuquerque, and General Manager of the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He then moved to Fred Harvey Headquarters in Chicago as an executive where his responsibilities included overseeing all operations between Albuquerque and Cleveland.

In 1970 he accepted the position as Vice President of Hotels, Restaurants and Recreation for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. During his tenure the Williamsburg Inn earned and maintained a Mobil 5-star rating.

In 1980 he became President of Guest Services, formerly Government Services Incorporated (GSI). Overall, the company has hundreds of accounts in 13 states and experienced significant growth and diversification under his leadership.

Mr. DiMeglio served on many boards including the Culinary Institute of America (Honorary Doctorate, 2002), The National Park System Advisory Board, Johnson and Wales Advisory Board (Honorary Doctorate, 1993), The Virginia Hotel & Motel Association (President, 1978), Clemson University Advisory Board, James Madison University Advisory Board, and the National Italian American Foundation.

He established a scholarship at Mount Saint Mary's University in his name for in-need students.

He is survived by his spouse Judy Woods DiMeglio. Hisbrother, Charles Francis, formerly of Newark Delaware, predeceased him. He is also survived by his sister, Sally Deeb, his four children, and eight grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the S.J. DiMeglio Scholarship fund at Mount Saint Mary's University:

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  1. We honor you, Sib, with beautiful memories of great times together! Numerous New Years Eves, parties, visits to your Naples home, our wedding, and watching reruns of Dean Martin Specials……

    Thank you for these memories and your generosity!

    We will see you down the road…..
    Much Love,
    Mary Margaret and Ted Kemp

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