- - It was a life born into bondage. Chained and shackled to a radiator, his heart shone through. Saved by the grace of an adoptive family who at every turn were told they would raise a "wild child," his heart shone through. To have the courage to break the cycle of violence and become a loving husband and father, his heart shone through. To watch his wife suffer from Alzheimer's and have himself fight a cancer diagnosis, his heart shone through. He is survived by everyone who has had the courage to fight against the dying of the light and let their heart shine through. His name was Ronald Maloney. Born April 16, 1940. Journeys end July 29, 2018. Memorial and spreading of the ashes August 18, 2018. Three to seven o'clock in the evening. Bay Head Shores Beach Club, Point Pleasant, NJ
My in laws were great friends and neighbors of Mary and Jim Maloney, Ronnie's adopted parents. In 1960 I met Jim and Mary when I married my husband. Family of Ronnie, let me assure you that Ronnie was adored by his adopted parents. They were so proud of him and cherished him with all their hearts. I met Dayle (your mom) at Mary's wake. What a beautiful story, should be written in a book.
Elena Andrews (wife of Jim Andrews) Andrews
November 15, 2020
JP and Kelly, So sorry to hear of Ron's passing. He was a great friend and neighbor. He sold me my first car. Your grandmother had just passed and he gave me her car and said pay me whenever. Such a big heart and so much fun! We Sweeney kids will remember him fondly forever.
Ellen Sweeney Bridgman
November 24, 2018
I am just hearing about this now so excuse my tardiness. Ron was my next door neighbor when I was growing up. I used to babysit for Kelly and JP. Ron had such a sense of fun and mischief he always seemed closer in age to us then our parents. He and my Dad had a lot of good times. Everyone should be so lucky to have such great neighbors! I lost touch with he and Dale after everyone moved away from Westfield. Kelly and JP, I'm very sorry for your loss. RIP Ron, I will raise a glass in your honor today!
November 24, 2018
Ron was a beautiful man, with a big heart, I had the pleasure of knowing him for the last 30 plus years. No better man did I know. God bless Ron, rest in peace. My prayers go out to Kelly and JP
August 9, 2018
I did not know Ronald Maloney, but I wish I had as this obit, speaks of a strong and, wise person. Strong, in that he survived what seems to have been horrors as a child. And, wise, to have embraced all the love and, caring his adopted family gave him.
I was so taken with this obit, that I took the liberty to share it on Facebook. To family and friends of Ronald Maloney, I offer my prayers that God, comfort you at this time of loss. And, that He give you strength to bring you to the time to remember his life and, joy he left behind.
August 5, 2018
sorry for your loss. Ron is and always will be the man.
August 3, 2018
Please accept my deepest and heartfelt condolences at this time of your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this difficult time. Isaiah 61:1, 2