William F. Malarkey, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at his home.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late William J. and Lillian Padulsky Malarkey.
William was a 1952 graduate of GAR High School, Wilkes-Barre. He was a U.S. Army
veteran of the Cold War, serving in Germany from 1957 to 1959, and received the Good Conduct Medal.
Bill was employed as a tractor-trailer driver for Friedman's General Foam, Hazleton, and for several other companies for many years. He was a member of the Teamsters Union Local 401, Wilkes-Barre.
He was a member of Our Lady of Hope Parish, Wilkes-Barre. He was an avid fisherman, coached Little League baseball, and enjoyed watching his favorite football teams, Notre Dame and the Chicago Bears.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Malarkey.
Surviving is his wife, the former Phyllis Styczynski, to whom he was married 57 years; sons, William B. Malarkey and his wife, Leslie, Hanover Township, and Robert J. Malarkey and his wife, Lisa, Hanover Township; daughter, Phyllis Napkora, and her husband, Raymond, Reading; grandchildren, Matthew, Jordan and Erin Napkora, and William, Lyndsey and Leah Malarkey; sister, Margaret Dennis, Harveys Lake; and his buddy, Charlie.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. today from Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, 21 N. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Parish, Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. The Rev. John S. Terry, pastor, will be celebrant. Interment, with military honors, will be in St. Mary's Maternity Cemetery, West Wyoming.