John F. Malloy

September 5, 1921December 23, 2018

John F. Malloy “Papa John”, passed away after a short illness on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at his home in Chesterland, Ohio. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on September 5, 1921, he has been a resident of Chesterland for 50 years. John was a 1936 Graduate of Gesu Catholic School in University Heights, Ohio, a 1940 Graduate of St. Ignatius High School, and later studied Pre-Engineering at John Carroll University. He was a proud part of the greatest generation. He was a World War II Veteran, a Corporal 806th Army Air Forces Base Unit Fort Wayne, Indiana, and earned the World War II Victory Medal. During his service he was also a member of the Army ski troops, Camp Hale, Colorado. He also received a Certificate of Recognition from U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. John was the first American ever to receive a European ski instructor diploma from St. Anton, Austria. He was a member of Carpenters Union Local 435, the Neighborhood Breakfast Club, and the Church of Saint Anselm in Chesterland. After retirement, John enjoyed spending his time remodeling the house and tending his vegetable garden. He was very proud of his Irish heritage and attended many annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. John’s hobbies included woodworking, skiing, fishing, boating, birdwatching, listening to Big Band radio 91.5 FM, and watching the Lawrence Welk TV show. He is survived by his children Catherine A. Malloy (Ken Vaught), John J. Malloy, Alice F. Malloy (Reg Oberlag), and Mary N. Malloy; grandchildren Anna R. Vaught and John W. Vaught; sister-in-law Sophie M. Wilson; and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, friends & neighbors. John is predeceased by his wife of 55 years Alice J. (Ridzon) Malloy (Married August 25, 1956); parents Catherine A. (Conry) Malloy and Frank J. Malloy; sister Catherine R. Malloy; and brother-in-law Henry Ridzon. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am, Saturday December 29, 2018 at the Church of Saint Anselm, 12969 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland. Visitation at the church one hour prior to Mass. Interment St. Mary’s Church in Wakeman, OH. A Reception will follow beginning at 2:30 pm at Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, 26300 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwood, OH 44122. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to St. Mary Catholic Church, 46 E. Main St., P. O. Box 576, Wakeman, Ohio 44889.


  • Visitation Saturday, December 29, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, December 29, 2018
  • Interment Saturday, December 29, 2018
  • Reception Saturday, December 29, 2018

John F. Malloy

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Dorothy Heiden

December 29, 2018

Being a part of the Malloy family has been one of my life's treasures. I spent a lot of time there in my younger days and was always made to feel special.
Mr Malloy was always working on some project, Mrs Malloy was in the kitchen cooking. Mr Malloy took time and pride in everything he did. He loved winter and taught me and my sister how to ski. One winter he made a sledding hill for the little ones when they came to visit. He had many passions, much patience, he lived a life of gratitude. He was a quiet and kind soul. We can all learn from John on how to live well and live long.

Jean Sudnick

December 27, 2018

The Malloy's give great parties, with many special memories. 90th!!
I felt blessed attending an Indians ball game to witness JOHN MALLOY proudly wearing his veterans cap and so many people shaking his hand, saying Thank you for your service at times sharing stories. To John RIP and enjoy the IRISH angel singers.

Louise Burton

December 27, 2018

Remembering all the lovely photos Mary shared on St Patricks day. His pride shone through . Also wearing his Veterans cap something I won't forget .He will be sadly missed but so fondly remembered. Love. Louise Burton from England. UK. God bless