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William F. Maloney Obituary
William F. "Bill" Maloney, former Professor at UCSD and loving husband and friend to many, died on October 10, 2013, in Lake Oswego, OR. He was born on June 20, 1919, in Minneapolis, the son of William D. Maloney and Mildred A. Taylor. After graduating from West High School, he began his long association with the University of Minnesota, doing his undergraduate work in Science and Business Administration and graduate work in Medicine. His doctorate in Medicine was completed while serving in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Bill's long and full career was interrupted during his medical internship in Oakland, California, when he contracted tuberculosis from a patient newly returned from the Pacific front. He came back to his home state and spent the next four years at the Glen Lake Sanatorium in Glen Lake. Upon recovery, he returned to the University of Minnesota, where he became a professor and, subsequently, the youngest Assistant Dean in the School of Medicine in 1953.
During this time, he spent six months as a consultant to the Seoul National University Medical School, helping to rebuild the training programs after the Korean conflict. His interest in medical education and his commitment to inclusive health care continued to guide his career. He held positions as Professor and Dean at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond as well as at Tufts Medical School in Boston. While acting as Associate Executive Director of the Association of American Medical Colleges in Evanston, Illinois, he also lectured at Northwestern University School of Medicine. He directed continuing medical education programs for the Veterans Administration in both Washington, DC, and Long Beach, California, and also taught at the University of California in Irvine and San Diego. He ultimately served alongside his wife, Orienne, as Medical Director for her project Human Dimensions in Medical Education in La Jolla, where he was able to more fully explore the human aspects of medical education and holistic health care.
As a teacher, administrator, advisor, board member, mentor, author, and national speaker, Bill earned numerous awards and honors. He was professionally active well into his nineties, a testament to his intellect, strong work ethic, and passionate commitment to his life's work.
Bill is survived by his wife of 33 years, Orienne Maloney, who is now living in Lake Oswego, OR, close to her daughter. He is also survived by his four children, Kathryn Ingalls-Maloney of Minneapolis, William E. Maloney of St. Paul, Margaret Maloney of North Berwick, Maine, and Douglas Maloney of Minneapolis; and six grandchildren, Charles and Tom Rodda, Sophie Maloney, and Odin, Sven and Kirstin Olson.
A small service will be held at The Pearl on Kruse Way in Lake Oswego, OR, on November 9, 2013, at 4:00pm.
Published in La Jolla Light on Nov. 7, 2013
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