Garry J. Molloy

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Garry J. Molloy, 86, of Middlesex Township passed away Friday at the Concordia Lutheran Ministries.
He was born March 18, 1928, in Pittsburgh to the late Henry J. Molloy and Mary (McInerney) Molloy.
Mr. Molloy graduated from Mars High School in 1946. He was a 1956 graduate of Slippery Rock State Teachers College. Mr. Molloy completed his master's and comprehensive principal's certification at the University of Pittsburgh in 1962.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving aboard the USS Briareus during the Korean War.
Mr. Molloy began his career in education as a teacher and basketball coach at Penn Township High School in 1956. He continued his teaching career at Knoch High School. In the fall of 1965, Mr. Molloy became the principal of Penn Elementary.
He served as a principal in four of the elementary schools in the South Butler School District. He labored for countless hours in caring activities for the children of the district, truly a labor of love. He enjoyed his work, especially the daily interaction with the children and staff. Mr. Molloy was a compassionate man who spent his career making a difference in the lives of children. He retired in 1990.
Garry was active in Butler County sports. He played and coached baseball and basketball. He helped in the initiation of a basketball program for youth and developed a track program for sixth graders in the South Butler School District. Garry was a PIAA and IAABO basketball official from 1953 to 1981. He umpired and helped coach American Legion baseball and served as a commissioner for the Eagle County League. Garry is a member of the Mars High School Hall of Fame. He enjoyed sports throughout his life.
Garry was a member of the Holy Sepulcher Roman Catholic Church.
Mr. Molloy is survived by his wife of 61 years, Georgia D. Molloy, who he married on May 2, 1953; four daughters, Deborah Molnar and her husband, William, of Southport, N.C., Anne Rullo and her husband, Robert, of Los Altos, Calif., Kathryn Bartko and her husband, John, of Hermitage and Mary Weaver and her husband, Kent, of Cincinnati, Ohio; one son, James Molloy and his wife, Mary Jo, of Grove City; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Catherine Cole of Wexford; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one great-grandson, Andrew Molnar; and one brother, Patrick Molloy.
MOLLOY - Friends of Garry J. Molloy, who died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, will be received at the Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, 124 E. North St., Butler, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Holy Sepulcher Roman Catholic Church, 1304 E. Cruikshank Road, Butler, with the Rev. Robert J. Cedolia of the Holy Sepulcher officiating. Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871.
Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.


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Published in Butler Eagle from Aug. 15 to Aug. 16, 2014
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