John Malone
John D. Malone
Sep 16, 1942 - Nov 1, 2020
A loyal and dedicated husband, father, and friend, John D. Malone sadly passed away after a brief battle with Cancer.
John was born in New York, NY and raised in Las Vegas, NV where he attended Bishop Gormon High School and went onto graduate with a BA in Political Science from University of Nevada Las Vegas.
He was commissioned into the United States Marine Corps in 1967 and entered Active Duty at the Basic School in Quantico, VA.
From there he entered flight training in Pensacola, FL after which he was assigned to various fighter squadrons in the Fleet Marine Force including a one year tour in the Western Pacific where he piloted the F-4 Phantom. John completed his active service as a Captain, USMC at Camp Pendleton in 1971.
After leaving the Marine Corps he obtained a position as a training deputy with the San Diego Sheriff's Office and also began the application process for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he was ultimately offered an appointment to train as a Special Agent at the FBI Academy in 1973. His various assignments including Dallas, Fort Worth, and New York ended in San Francisco as an Aviation Coordinator where he finished out his 26 year FBI career.
It is in San Francisco where he met his devoted wife of 37 years, Nancy, while walking his pride and joy, a Golden Retriever named Sambeau, in Golden Gate Park.
John and Nancy had one daughter, Meghan, whom John loved dearly and was very proud of. He was a very involved father who participated in many of his daughter's school functions and social clubs and was so proud to watch her grow into an accomplished young woman. One of his most cherished highlights was watching his daughter get married in San Diego last year.
Often described as "one of a kind", a humble and respectable man, John lived a life full of world travel, reading, numerous dog walks, lifelong friends, and spending time with his family.
There will be a private funeral at Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego for John, with a celebration of life ceremony for his local friends and family at a later time. In lieu of flowers, contributions in John's memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, your local SPCA, or the Semper Fi Fund.

Published by San Francisco Chronicle from Nov. 5 to Nov. 8, 2020.
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Jessica Kavitsky
December 23, 2020
John and I spent many hours flying together, shared Marine Corps aviation and lots of Bureau tales! Truly a nice guy, good pilot and friend. He will be missed by all who knew him. Semper Fi my friend.
Bob Moore
December 15, 2020
I hardly knew John but as a brand new agent in the 90s, I sat in the back seat of his plane one day so "we" could take some photos for a case of mine. It was an exceptionally foggy day in San Francisco and the distance between the ceiling of the fog and the tops of buildings was very tight. John remarked about this but, nevertheless, he put the plane into a circle, flipped open his window so HE could take photos and steered the plane with his knees. That was really something to see. I knew I had been with a legend that day and it's one of my best memories in the FBI. He was kind and fatherly to me like so many older agents I encountered as a new agent. I hope his family knows what a gentle and decent man he was to strangers like me.
Kyle Jones
November 14, 2020
John, I so much enjoyed the time we worked together. I am sure your wife and lovely daughter are extremely proud of you. Rest In Peace, my friend!
Frank Doyle Jr
November 14, 2020
A good man who made us all better for having known him.
Bill and Kathy Green
November 11, 2020
Dear Nancy and Meghan,
I am at a loss for words. You had said in the St. Anne's lower hall exercise class that John wasn't feeling well. Faye also told me, but I had no idea it was so serious. I'm so sorry for your loss (I know that sounds trite, but don't know how else to express my sorrow). John was always such a gentleman when we met. Vince would say what a nice man that is as we passed on Irving Street. Nancy, if you want to talk or walk or other-wise socially distance engage please contact me. My love to you, Meghan and your son-in-law. God bless you all. Dorothy
Dorothy Walsh
November 10, 2020
I knew John as a man with 4 Great loves: his loving wife Nancy, his beloved daughter Megan, his many dogs (especially, but not exclusively, Sammy), and his country. He lived his life as a true patriot in the best meaning of that word. Much love to his family and many friends.
Faye Campbell
November 9, 2020
Christopher and I are heart broken. Please know that you all are in our prayers.
Christopher and Patty Diner
November 8, 2020
A good man with a kind-heart... who will surely be missed.
Christopher Staley
Served In Military Together
November 6, 2020
Dearest Nancy and Megan, I am very sorry for your loss. He is in the best of all possible places and will continue to watch over all of us. Sincerely, Kaaren Alvarado
kaaren alvarado
November 5, 2020
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