The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

July 20, 2012

John J. Malloy Jr.

VINTONDALE — MALLOY – John J. Jr., 88, Vintondale, died July 19, 2012, at home, surrounded by his family and wife of 68 years. Born July 24, 1923, son of the late John J. and Mary (Frantz) Malloy. Preceded in death by son, John Malloy III; daughter, Sharon Boothby; granddaughter, Theresa; great-granddaughter, Hannah (Lewis); great-grandson, Brett (Zarnesky); brothers, Harry and William Malloy and Edward Cummings; and sister Mary Robeson.  Survived by wife, Olive; daughters,  Diane (Gary) Boring, Patricia (Richard) Saylor, Laurie (Mike) Gergely, Lynda (Steve) Claar and Vicki (Donnie) Strayer; sons, Kevin (Joann), Keith (Bonnie), Dale (Debbie) and Mike (Mary) Malloy; son-in-law, Richard Boothby; and daughter-in-law, Frances Malloy; also sister Gertrude Gibson. Also survived by 36 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. John met his wife in Bedford, England, while serving with the Army Air Corps Chemical Warfare Division. He worked in the coal mines, having served as union president at the former Vintondale Colliery. He retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp. He was the former mayor and a councilman for Vintondale Borough. Member of Sierra Club and Historical Society, and served as a Democratic committeeman. John was an avid glass collector and enjoyed attending auctions and flea markets. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Nanty Glo, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Pastor Rich Stock, officiating. Military rites by Twin Rocks, Nanty Glo, and Vintondale veterans organizations. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to John’s family.

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