Mary Sloan
1961 - 2019
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Sloan, Mary ALBANY Mary Sloan, 57, died on June 22, 2019, at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital. She will be dearly missed by all, including her husband, Bert Malerba and her three children, Holly, Gabe, and Cole Malerba; as well as her father, Phil Sloan; her stepmother, Katherine Tillman; and her three sisters, Laura Mabry, Kathy Sloan, and Sheila Sloan-Evans. She adored her many nieces and nephews and their children. We are hoping she is with her mother Sharon now. Mary was born in San Diego on June 30, 1961. She moved to Seattle, where she lived from ages 8 to 13. In 1974, her family moved to South Bend, Ind., where Mary eventually met her husband, Bert, while attending the University of Notre Dame. After college, they moved to Albany, New York, and they married soon after. Mary obtained her Master's in Social Work from SUNY Albany. Eventually, she found her true calling as a yoga instructor and massage therapist. Mary was a wonderful person and a loving wife and mother. She volunteered her time, energy, and passion to many causes throughout her life. She was devoted to her work and was steadfast in her compassion for others. Above all, she was devoted to family and friends. Mary's family expresses their deep gratitude to her many friends and family members who have supported her throughout these past two years. In addition, they want to offer a heartfelt thanks to Dr. Susan Weaver, the nursing staff at Albany Medical Center, and the staff at St. Peter's Hospice Inn. A viewing will be held on Thursday, June 27 from 3-7 p.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany (405 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12206). In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Peter's Hospice Inn ( and/or the Southern Poverty Law Center (

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Published in Albany Times Union from Jun. 25 to Jun. 26, 2019.
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June 21, 2020
Thinking of all of you...
The MacDonald's
July 4, 2019
Bert- we are very sad for your loss. Donna, I and the rest of the Moriarty family is aware and will keep you in our thoughts.
Rob and Donna Moriarty
Rob Moriarty
July 2, 2019
Sunset from Hanlon's bench July 1, 2019. Oswego NY
To the Malerba family,
We are deeply saddened for the loss of your mom and wife.
There are no words.
Holly, this is especially for you. We know H would of been there for you. Your mom was there for us when she was walking the dog by our house and asking if there was anything she could do. Quinn told us when we were in Albany yesterday. Mary, obviously, touched so many lives in so many ways.
We know she has peace.
We wish all of you peace.
Rod, Katy and Quinn
June 29, 2019
To Bert, Holly, Gabe and Cole: I am so sorry to hear of Mary's recent passing. I remember her fondly at ASH, always involved in the education and well being of each of her children. She was a kind, sweet and special person that I will hold dear to my heart. Mary was George's yoga teacher for a little while and he so enjoyed his 1:1 sessions with her. God bless and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Chris Hettie
June 28, 2019
May she rest I eternal peace. Prayers for her husband & children. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Karen Young
June 26, 2019
Mary was a beautiful person, I was so lucky to have shared a year with her in France with The Notre Dame study abroad program. We traveled all throughout Europe and some of my happiest memories are of our times together. She had such a strength during her illness, she really was able to live the words she taught others in her yoga practice. Love and miss you Mary.
Laureen (Reeny) Poinsatte
June 26, 2019
So sorry for your loss.
George, Kathy, James, and Will Doody
June 25, 2019
Very sad to hear Mary passed
My prayers go out to all her family
Carol Gardner
June 25, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Mary was a special lady and you are a great family. It was a privilege to get to meet her and care for her and your family. I was one of her nurses at AMC on D4E.
Cynthia Conley
June 25, 2019
We are so very sorry for your loss. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Peter, Cheryl and Maeve Cahill
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