May 1, 2008
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
Giambattista (John B.) Pace

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - Surrounded by family and friends in his home, Giambattista (John B.) Pace of Globe Marble & Tile, Inc. died after a brave battle with cancer at the age of 70. He was most proud of his family and is survived by his wife, five children, eight grandchildren, brother and sister.

Born in Dragonetti, a small town in the Provence of Potenza in the Basilicata region of Southern Italy, he emigrated to the U.S. after falling in love and marrying his wife of 46 years. He maintained a strong bond and love for his roots in Italy while establishing new roots as an American.

In 1977, Pace founded Globe Marble & Tile, Inc. in North Hollywood, CA, and soon became one of the largest importers of marble, granite and natural stone on the West Coast.

He spent his retirement years with wife, visiting Italy, enjoying family and being a best friend to his grandchildren.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Stone World 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

November 2013 Stone Products Gallery

Take a look at some of the latest stone industry products.


Stone World Magazine

April 2014 stone world cover

2014 April

In this month's issue of Stone World, check out an extensive preview of Coverings 2014, which will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in April. Also learn more about various types of limestone that were used to build private residences.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine


2014 Spring

This issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design includes our annual focus on Kitchen and Bath design

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Training Program

How formal is your training program for new employees?
View Results Poll Archive

The Stone World Store

How to Polish & Restore Marble Flooring

This video will show you step-by-step how to resurface and polish marble flooring from grinding and removing lippage and scratches to achieving a highly reflective polish.

More Products

Italian Trade Commission Coverings exhibitor preview

Italian Trade Commission logo 2

The Italian Trade Commission is presenting a large group of the most innovative and internationally renowned Italian suppliers of dimensional natural stones. We hope your busy schedule will allow you to join us for a “genuine” espresso in booth N. 4045 and explore the exciting Italian natural stone resources offered by our exhibitors. Check out Italian stone producers exhibiting at Coverings 2014 here!


Stone Industry Education

stone industry educationStone Industry Education is sponsored by Stone World Magazine and Marble Institute of America. The SIE events will help you: strengthen your skills, build your business, and  increase profit in your shop.  Check out to register for upcoming fabricator and installer seminars.


facebook logo Twitter  YouTube