Joseph A. Malloy|
TALLMADGE -- Joseph A. Malloy, of Tallmadge, Ohio passed away Friday, September 6th after a long and dignified battle with Parkinson's disease.
Joe was born in Akron, Ohio, 1927, to Raphael and Ada Byrne Malloy. A devout Catholic, he served as a Lay distributor, volunteer with the Society of St. Vincent DePaul and as a member of the Knights of Columbus.
At the onset of World War II, the United States Navy developed a communications class to be taught in high schools around the country. At St. Vincent's High School, Joe completed the class in his junior year (taught by a Dominican nun), at which time he was drafted into the Navy where he served admirably aboard the USS Randall (APA-224). After discharge he returned home and finished his education, graduating from St. Vincent High School.
Following in his Father's footsteps he joined the Akron Police Force. Discovering that a patrolman's salary did not quite support his growing family, he went to work as a Circulation Manager with the Akron Beacon Journal, retiring in 1990. He remained very busy in retirement, working at Acme Stores, remaining active in his church and volunteering at Akron General Medical Center.
Joseph was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen Lindisch Malloy; granddaughter Meghan Mesenger; sisters, Rose Cecilia Malloy, Sr. Mercedes Malloy, O.P., Helen Gadanac, and Patience Totaro; brothers, Richard Malloy, and Ray Malloy Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Mollie Brennan Malloy; and by children, Cathy Hayes (Phil), Karin Cramer (Carl), Rosemary Brown (Darrell) of Canal Fulton, Colleen Skraba (Joseph, deceased) of Doylestown, Patrick Malloy (Elizabeth) of Medford, N.J., Joann McKenzie (Don) of Uniontown, Thomas Malloy (Eileen) of Akron, Sheila Clark (Mark) of Barberton, Kevin Malloy (Marilyn) and Robert Malloy (Carla) of North Canton; Mollie's children, Teresa Maynard of Huron, Linda Null (Ken) of Austin, Texas, and Geraldine James, (Gary) of Akron; he is also survived by siblings, Kitty Lavery, Rita Nelson, Theresa Dorricot and John Malloy; 28 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Dad was so very blessed, to have been so very loved.
Calling hours will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at the Donovan Funeral Home, 17 Southwest Ave. (On the Historic Tallmadge Circle) Mass of the Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Blessed Trinity Parish, St. Martha Church, 300 E. Tallmadge Ave., Akron 44310 with Rev. Father Joseph Warner officiating. Procession will form at church. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to the Fraternal order of Police, the Saint Vincent DePaul Society at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, Akron, Ohio, or to Parkinson's Research.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Sept. 8 to Sept. 10, 2013