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William J. Malone

Indianapolis - WILLIAM J. MALONE, 93, Indianapolis, passed away on March 31, 2020.

A longtime member of Witherspoon Presbyterian Church, at the time of his death he was Treasurer, Deacon, Elder and had served as Clerk of the Session, Sunday School Teacher and Vacation Bible School Director.

He was a 1944 graduate of Logansport, IN High School, and a graduate of Indiana University, having earned both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees, with 45 hours also earned at Butler University and advanced studies completed at Ball State University and Indiana University. He received an honorary doctorate degree from Martin University.

In 1950, he embarked upon a career in education, which would span over 38 years in the Indiana segregated schools in Madison, Indiana. He earned an honorable discharge after serving in the U. S. Army, where he taught at the Army Education Center, Wurzburg, Germany. In 1957, he began his Indianapolis Public School System career at School #26, and also started teaching business classes at the University of Indianapolis Evening Division and at Clark College. In 1966, he was named Principal of School #26, later transferring to School #94, in 1971. At #94, he became an integral part of the Indianapolis Public School Desegregation Plan. Both well-liked and respected by his peers, he served as President of the Indiana Elementary Principal's Association, the Indiana State Principal's Association, and Indianapolis Grade Teachers and as Treasurer of the Indianapolis Education Association. He was named Principal of the Year in 1982, the first African-American to receive this honor.

Honors and memberships were numerous and included, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Enright Social Club, The Moles, 100 Black Men, Board of Directors of The Flanner House and Bachelor Benedict Club

Private services will be held on Saturday, April 4, at Stuart Mortuary Chapel with entombment at Washington Park North Cemetery & Mausoleum, Indianapolis.

He leaves to cherish his memory his three children, Mark K. Malone, Michele K. (Gregory) Livers and Cathy K. (Rev. Jerry) Pullings; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a sister, Dorothy Ann Malone.

Respectfully in lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Church, and Flanner House.

Final arrangements have been entrusted to Stuart Mortuary, Inc. Expressions of condolence and sympathy should be directed to:

www.stuartmortuary.com.






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Published in The Indianapolis Star from Apr. 1 to Apr. 2, 2020.
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April 20, 2020
My condolences to the family of Mr. Malone. He was my teacher at grade school #26 c/o 1964. I couldn't believe he remembered my name and my sister's name whenever I would see him as late as 2019. His students admired this great man. We love you and will miss you MR. MALONE.
Harriett Gooch-Browne
April 15, 2020
My deepest condolences to the Malone family. My God hold you tight as you pick up the pieces of life and keep living. Always difficult times when you lose a loved one! Prayers sent your way. John Lennon (colleague of Mark Malone).
John Lennon
April 9, 2020
He was a good man. I went 94 whenhe was the principal. To be honest I was an idiot but he did everything he could to help me succeed! RIH Mr. Malone.
Todd
Student
April 9, 2020
Papa and I
Papa and I
Mika Tesfaye
Family
April 9, 2020
For Papa with love
Mika Tesfaye
Family
April 9, 2020
My Grandfather was a remarkable man not only in his community, but within his family. He was a role model and set an impeccable standard of man that I would always refer back to for I cherished the luxury of having a Grandfather like him in my life. I had learned that he did not come from a silver spoon fed family and had to take care of his siblings at a young age, and later he would give us the world! We never wanted for anything for my Grandfather Provided for all of us! Oh how I love and miss him but the love and memories will never depart from me. Love you Papa-Your Grand daughter Mika (Micheles Middle Daughter)
Mika Tesfaye
Family
April 8, 2020
Dear Daddy I love you so very much you know I would tell you Thank you for everything your the best Daddy in the whole world. I speak for Mark and CAthy too, we will miss you every day and we will have our moments and remember your sayings just rest now with Jesus in heaven. We thank God for you Daddy we love you always.❤
Michele Livers
Daughter
April 8, 2020
Praise Yah, for allowing us the privilege of having known Brother William 'Bill' J. Malone; among the finest of men, and an outstanding man of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He made a difference and left a legacy.
Dave Rozzell
April 8, 2020
Praise Yah, for allowing us the privilege of having known Brother William 'Bill' K. Malone; among the finest of men, and an outstanding man of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He made a difference and left a legacy.
Dave Rozzell
April 5, 2020
My condolences goes out to you Michele, and your entire family. Im so sorry for your loss. May God continue to be with you all at this time. Love you Michele and miss you dearly. I will continue to pray for you and your family.
Mollie Brown
Friend
April 4, 2020
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of William J. Malone. He was a remarkable and caring person, and a pleasure to have known. Love and prayers to the family.

Nancy and Erin Bridgeforth
Nancy Bridgeforth
April 3, 2020
With a heavy heart and a great deal of sorrow, I share that one of our African-American soldiers has passed away, he has gone on to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

William J. Malone was a career educator, he taught elementary education and for many years was a Principal in IPS Schools at a time when African-American men had to be the best of the best to hold that position.

Bill had been a member and Elder in Witherspoon Presbyterian Church for many years.

Yours in Christ,
John Waldon
John Waldon
Friend
April 3, 2020
Witherspoon Retreat
With a heavy heart and a great deal of sorrow, I share that one of our African-American soldiers has passed away, he has gone on to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

William J. Malone was a career educator, he taught elementary education and for many years was an IPS Principal at a time when African-American men had to be the best of the best to hold that position.

Bill had been a member and Elder in Witherspoon Presbyterian Church for many years.

Yours in Christ,
John Waldon
John Waldon
April 3, 2020
Cathy Jeff and I send our love and prayers to you and your family. Your dad was a kind and generous person. We will miss him. Jayna and Jeff Ward
Jayna Ward
April 3, 2020
Cathy Jeff and I send our love and prayers to you and your family. Your dad was a kind and generous person. We will miss him. Jayna and Jeff Ward
Jayna Ward
April 3, 2020
Indiana has lost a great educator and leader. Bill Malone was an inspiration to all who met him and, continued to serve and contribute to his community until the Lord took him away. A job well done by a good and faithful servant. Rest In Peace my dear brother. My prayers to his family.
Carr Darden
April 3, 2020
With a heavy heart I extend my condolences to the entire Malone family. I attend School #26 while in the forth through six grade under Mr. Malone. As a trouble youth he show me fatherly way, and that help me to be the best husband, father and Christian man I could have ever be. He the principal I ever remembered. A great man.

William G Bullock III
April 3, 2020
I was student of school 26# during the time Mr. Malone was principal. I remember his big smile. To the family be blessed.
Deloris Sturdivant-Jones
April 3, 2020
I had the great fortune of getting to work with Mr. Malone at the Indianapolis Study for Health and Aging, my first job out of college. Mr. Malone was among the kindest, most generous men I have ever known. He took me under his wing and served as a professional mentor, helping me to transition from college life to working professionally in the adult world. I can't say enough what an honor and privilege it was to know him. I offer my sincerest condolences for your loss.
Brian Hart
Coworker
April 3, 2020
Deepest Sympathy Michelle to you and your family. God bless you all. RIP Mr. Malone. Evelyn Rhodes and Family
Evelyn Rhodes
April 2, 2020
I was a student from 1970_1980 never a dull moment at #94
Joseph Johnson
Student
April 2, 2020
Rest In Peace Mr. Malone
He was my principal at George Buck school 94 from 4th to 8th grade 1978. My fondest memories were of him taking us to and from choir concerts and basketball games at John Marshal High School. He was a great man.
Marx Clark
Student
April 2, 2020
Rest In Peace Mr Malone
K Miner
Student
April 2, 2020
He was an outstanding educator, leader and friend to everyone. He will be missed by all of us who were lucky enough to know him.
Pat Pritchett
April 2, 2020
Principal Malone, was an excellent role model for all of his students. He was very caring and involved in school life and community. Just a great educator.
Carmen
Student
April 2, 2020
So sorry to learn of Bill's passing. I was the KRS that followed him in the local Que chapter.
clarence baker
April 2, 2020
My deepest condolences, I remember him well from my years attending #94 circa 1983. I remember most his beautiful eyes and calm manner.
Pia Alicia-Pilar
April 2, 2020
I am truly saddened to hear about Bill's death. Our condolences go out to Gerry and the entire family. May the peace of the Lord be with now and always.
Leonard & Dorothy Law
April 2, 2020
Deepest Condolences to the family of William Malone. You are in our Prayers.
Gerald & Jeanetta PATTERSON
April 2, 2020
Gerald Patterson
April 2, 2020
Deepest sympathy and condolences to the Malone family for their loss.
Bessie Garrett
April 2, 2020
Mr. Malone was a wonderful educator and principal. I have such great memories of his role at School 94. May his familys memories of this fabulous man give them comfort during this difficult time!!
Lisa Murphy
Student
April 2, 2020
He was the best principal ever. I always had something positive to say and greeted each of his students by name!!!
Ava
Student
April 2, 2020
I am deeply saddened to hear of Mr Malones passing. After moving on from grade school I would often stop in, for several years off and on, to school #94 and visit with him. He always welcomed me and would take time out to visit EVERYTIME. We as students did not all know the gift that we had with this Gentleman. The world will be a lessor place without him, Heaven will be a better place with him. My thoughts and prayers are with Mr Malone and family.
April 2, 2020
Having Mr. Malone as my 8th grade teacher at School #26 has to be one of my fondest memories of elementary school. He was a pillar in the community, a caring educator, and an awesome man of God. Many lives have been touched by his kindness and words of encouragement that won't easily be forgotten. Philippians 4:7 states: "And the peace of God that transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." May God's unfailing love keep you during this difficult time.
Margaret (Busch) Means
April 2, 2020
Was one of the most impactful educators I was fortunate to have in my life. True gentleman that I will always remember!
Tom BROWNE
April 2, 2020
Mr. Malone was my Principal at IPS #94. He was a kind and gentle man. I had the fortune to see him once again as an adult and express my fond memories and gratitude in person. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My heartfelt condolences to his family.
Suzanne Panyard
Student
April 2, 2020
Mr. Malone was my principal at George Buck #94 Elementary School back in the 1970s. I remember him as being calm, friendly, and fair. He made me feel safe and welcomed at school. I had great respect for him. May God surround your family with comfort as you grieve and heal.
Jennifer Tester
Student
April 2, 2020
On behalf of the White family, we send our deepest sympathy and condolences. Bro. Malone was a true brother, friend, and mentor. His presence will be sorely missed. We pray that the Holy Spirit continues to comfort and bless the entire Malone family at this time.
Bro. Curtis L. White
April 2, 2020
Mr. Malone was admired by all. He was a very considerate man. He will be missed greatly. Nathaniel Lee and Family.
Nathaniel Lee
April 1, 2020
My condolences to you. May the Lord give you peace and sustain you as you journey through your grief.
Sheilah Lyles
Acquaintance
April 1, 2020
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Stuart Mortuary
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