OLEAN - William Malone, of 725 Barnum Road, passed away Friday (Nov. 8, 2013) in the Olean General Hospital following an illness.
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Born on June 12, 1934, in Olean, he was the son of William John and Pauline M. Moore Malone. On April 26, 1965, in Olean, he married the former Jacklyn D. Bump, who predeceased him on April 22, 1998.
Bill was a 1952 graduate of Allegany Central School. After graduation Bill joined the U.S. Army, serving from 1957 to 1959. While serving, he worked in a burn hospital in Texas. Bill was also proud of having worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad for a period of time. Bill and his wife Jackie also owned and operated the Half-Way Inn on the Barnum Road in Olean for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Olean VFW, Eagles and the Allegany American Legion. He was also a charter member of the Enchanted Mountain Snowmobile Club. His hobbies were snowmobiling and riding motorcycles, but most of all he enjoyed being with his family and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving Mr. Malone are three sons William J. (Roberta) Hirliman of Horseheads, Joseph R. (Linda) Hirliman of Jamestown and Thomas J. (Teresa) Hirliman of Olean; two brothers, John (Marilyn) Malone of Farmersville and L. Thomas (Rebekah) Malone of Olean; four sisters, Catherine Anders of Shinglehouse, Pa., Jane Nunamaker of Richmond, Ky., Teresa Malone of Avon and Margaret Malone of Olean; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren ; and many nieces and nephews
Besides his wife Bill was predeceased by four brothers, Michael Malone, Richard (Red) Malone, Joseph R. Malone and Roy D. Malone.
Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean. A graveside memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 12, 2013) at St. Bonaventure Cemetery. The Rev. Gregory J. Dobson, pastor of St Mary of the Angels Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the St Bonaventure Cemetery, with full military honors accorded by the ritual team of the Allegany American Legion Charles Harbel Post 892.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The L-E-E-K Hunting & Mountain Preserve, 497 Route 244 East, Oswayo, PA 16915; which provides outdoor hunting, fishing and recreational experiences to our disabled veterans.
Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com.
Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc
646 E State St
Olean, NY 14760
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Nov. 10, 2013