SALAMANCA, N.Y. - James "Leo" Maley, 86, of Lincoln Avenue, Salamanca, died Wednesday (March 13, 2013) at his home following a long illness.
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Born on Jan. 30, 1927, in Salamanca, he was the son of the late James and Rebecca Whalen Maley. He was married on May 28, 1988, to the former Deborah Kosinski, who survives.
Mr. Maley was a graduate of St. Patrick's Parochial School, Class of 1940, and Salamanca High School, Class of 1944.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a corporal in the 13th Engineer Battalion of 7th Infantry Division during World War II. He also served Occupation Army in 1946.
Mr. Maley was employed for Bob's Texaco, LB Hartman's Inc., O'Laughlin Cadillac, Casey Cole Chevrolet in Bradford, Pa., and he retired from Ed Schults Chevrolet in Jamestown.
He was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish, Holy Cross Athletic Club, the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post #535.
He was active in vintage automobile activities, a former member of Antique Automobile Club of America, Sports Car Club of America, British Automobile Racing Club of England, and Royal Automobile Club of England.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a stepson, Brian (Kristina) Emborsky of Great Valley; three stepdaughters, Amy (Greg) Wujastyk of Great Valley, Renee and Patti; three grandchildren, Nyles Panus, and Ryden and Kyren Wujastyk, all of Great Valley; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Agnes Maley; and two brothers, Robert and Edward Maley.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River St., Salamanca. A prayer service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. in Our Lady of Peace Parish with the Rev. Patrick Melfi, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Salamanca.
Full military honors will be conducted by members of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post #535 and Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post #5296.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to HomeCare & Hospice, 1226 West State St., Olean, N.Y. 14760; or the Salamanca Public Library.
Condolences can be sent to email@example.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh
Published in The Bradford Era from Mar. 14 to Mar. 21, 2013