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Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home

9700 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, TX

OBITUARY

Paul Andrew Maloney

February 17, 1979July 18, 2019
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It is with immense sadness that the family of Paul Andrew Maloney announces his sudden passing on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the young age of 40 years.

Paul was born on February 17, 1979 in Miami, FL. He moved to Austin, TX in February 2012 after meeting his future wife, Nikki, in November 2011. After spending time at various jobs in Austin, he settled into a career at Boon-Chapman where he began as the Auto-Enrollment Specialist and worked up to become the Enrollment and Billing Manager. As a manager, he was loved by both his employees and co-workers, and they loved him back. In fact, many of them commented on the fact that he was a manager who cared, not just about the job but about their well-being. He was like this with everyone he loved; if he loved you, you knew it.

Paul was an avid lover of the outdoors and of wine. He and his wife, Nikki, would often go on hikes together and loved visiting wineries. He was also an excellent cook and loved cooking for those he loved. Unbeknownst to most, he was also an artist who loved to listen to music, write poetry, and paint. His love for writing and painting began at a young age. Since then, he has filled volumes of journals with his beautiful artwork. He always relished the fact that he was a “jack of all trades” and he never let anything hold him back from doing anything that he set his mind toward accomplishing. His goal in life was to heal others and to help make them better. Although his time on Earth was cut too short, his love for people allowed him to do this during the short time that he existed. Now, in the afterlife, Paul can shine his love and light upon all of his loved ones while basking in the loving embrace of the universe.

Paul is survived by his wife, Nikki Maloney, of Austin; his brother-in-law, Neal Desai, of Austin; father-in-law, Prakash Desai, and mother-in-law, Purnima Desai, of Houston; best friend, Neal Schmidt, of Miami, FL; along with numerous family members and friends, all of whom loved him dearly. His memory will be etched in the minds of everyone who knew and loved him; he will truly be missed.

His Funeral Service and Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, located at 9700 Anderson Mill Rd, Austin, TX 78750. Visitation will begin at 10:00am followed by his Funeral Service at 1:00pm. Following the service, we will celebrate Paul’s beautiful life with a butterfly release accompanied by traditional Irish bagpipe music. The ceremony will end with an Irish wake in the reception area, where we will be celebrating Paul’s life and his transition into the afterlife.

  • FAMILY

  • Nikki Maloney, Wife
  • Neal Desai, Brother-in-law
  • Prakash Desai, Father-in-law
  • Purnima Desai, Mother-in-law
  • Neal Schmidt, Best Friend
  • Paul is also survived by numerous family members and friends, all of whom loved him dearly. His memory will be etched in the minds of everyone who knew and loved him; he will truly be missed.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Reception Saturday, August 17, 2019

Memories

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Teri Swope

August 16, 2019

Paul was a special guy. He'd just been identified as one on a short list of rising stars in our company. I'm glad I got the opportunity to tell him that. I tried to make sure he knew how valuable his skills and talents were within our company, and how much I appreciated him. His last day at work, spent at a client meeting, was a shining example of his impressive skills. Everyone in the room with him that day was impressed with him. That wasn't unusual.
Paul was a man of great character. He cared about his work. He cared about his team. He cared about doing the right thing. He cared about his influence as a leader.
I recall one time when Paul asked for my feedback, which he didn't do often, on his proposed response to a particularly challenging situation. After discussing at length, I told Paul I thought it would be good to spend some time thinking about what role, if any, his ego was playing in his decision. Paul was certainly not a 'big ego' guy but I explained that many leaders fall prey to letting their egos get in the way of wise decision making. Paul was not the least bit defensive, but rather thoughtful about my comments and agreed to consider it. He called me a couple of days later to say he'd thought about it and was comfortable knowing that his ego was not a factor in his decision and he was comfortable moving forward. I agreed and let him know that I very much respected his willingness to exam his intentions. Not many leaders are confident or brave enough to do this, and I told Paul as much. He had the makings of a great leader.
One of the last emails I received from Paul was in response to an email I'd sent to our leadership team asking them to reflect on what they were doing to reach the highest version of themselves. Paul let me know that the message resonated with him. Little did any of us know that he would ascend to that 'highest version' a few days later.
My deepest condolences to Nikki and Paul's entire family.

Tony Surles

August 16, 2019

Loved this guy. I loved his spirit, his enthusiasm and his outlook on life and the way he handled his own. We shared a passion for great wines and good food. His smile was infectious. He adored Nikki and made that known whenever we were together.

Still looking for you in your office each day. I miss you, Paul.

Igor Riera

August 13, 2019

My time and experience with Paul was limited, as we only knew each other as coworkers, but it was nonetheless touching. Paul was a caring, hard-working man that would always strive to do the best job possible, cared about his employees and teammates, and could always be relied upon. His values and his morals shined through, and you could see the passion in everything that he did. I am proud to have called him my coworker, and my only regret is not getting to know the man himself more outside of a work environment. May he rest in peace, and may his family find comfort and solace in the great man that he was.

Requiescat in Pace, Paul Maloney

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