On November 19, 2016 Chuck O'Malley passed away at Hospice of Spokane after a long battle with cancer. Chuck was born on January 9, 1948 at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Long Beach CA. and lived in Havelock, NC; Quantico, VA; Garden Grove, Santa Ana & Truckee, CA; Hayden Lake & Coeur d'Alene, ID, Anchorage, AK, Spokane and Liberty Lake, WA. Chuck loved life and was happiest when around family and friends.
Chuck enlisted in the Marine Corps after graduating from high school during the Viet Nam war. He returned home to Coeur d' Alene, ID, got his degree from North Idaho College and went to work for Hagadone Newspapers. He later moved to Alaska to work in the oilfields in construction management and spent the next 18 years working in Alaska, Louisiana, Canada and Russia. He retired to Liberty Lake, WA. in 2007 to care for his 11 year old son.
Chuck is survived by his son, CJ (Charles James O'Malley IV) of Liberty Lake, WA; sister, Maureen Edgar (husband Robert) of Richland, WA; sister, Kathy Roberts of Liberty Lake, WA; brother, Patrick O'Malley (wife, Katya) of Orlando, Florida; brother-in-law, Rod Dougall of Liberty Lake WA; nieces, Kathy Taylor, Katie O'Malley; and, nephews Bret Roberts, Paul and Tom Taylor and Conor O'Malley and cousins Phil and Shirley Ladd of Carmel, CA.
Chuck was preceded in death by his younger sister, Mary Margaret (O'Malley) Dougall and loving niece, Kara Roberts.
Chuck wanted to thank the numerous doctors and nurses at the VA Hospital in Spokane and Cancer Care Northwest for their care and assistance along with the staff of Valley Hospital, Horizon Hospice, and Hospice of Spokane for their wonderful care and many kindnesses.
A Memorial Service is scheduled for 11:00AM on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Visit Chuck's memorial and sign his online guestbook at www.englishfuneralchapel.com
English Funeral Chapel
1133 N 4th Street
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Published in Alaska Dispatch News on Nov. 27, 2016