Former Conneaut, Ohio, resident, William B. Mallory, 96, of Niagara Village, Erie, Pa., died Friday morning, July 19, 2013, at Edinboro Manor in Edinboro, Pa. He was born May 5, 1917, in Conneaut, Ohio, and was the son of Frank and Florence (Brown) Mallory.
A Conneaut resident most of his life, Bill was a graduate of Conneaut High School and attended The Ohio State University
where he was a member of the marching band. He worked as a clerk in the yard office of the Nickel Plate Railroad for over 30 years retiring in 1972. Following his retirement, Bill and his wife Margaret wintered in Port Charlotte, Fla., where he was active in the Navy League, Kiwanis, and the Power Squadron. He moved to Erie in 2003.
He was an active member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Conneaut, and a former member of the Conneaut Moose Club
, Elks, and Kiwanis. Always interested in the out-of-doors, he was a master gardener. He was very involved with Boy Scouts Troup #34, and on the Council and District levels and received the Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service. In addition to gardening, he enjoyed biking, hiking in the woods, and fishing.
Survivors include three daughters, Mary (William) Newbury of Mentor, Ohio, Jane E. Mallory of New Haven, Conn., and Virginia (John) Dodge of Edinboro, Pa.; two sons, Charles (Joanne) Mallory of Sammamish, Wash., and James (Kris) Mallory of Rochester, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Robert Newbury, Kenn Newbury, Kathy Hufford, Tara Dodge, Russell Mallory, Nicole Mallory, and Rachael Mallory; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margaret L. Mallory in 1991; and a brother, Robert Mallory.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at the Marcy Funeral Home, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, OH, with Pastor Joyce Shellhammer of First Congregational United Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in East Conneaut Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scout Troup #34 or the
. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.