OBITUARY

Adam Mallia

April 20, 1979June 11, 2018
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Adam Frank Mallia died Monday night. For three heartbreaking days, his mom, brother and sister-in-law, aunts, uncles, cousins and a coterie of friends trekked to the intensive care unit – a testament to the impact this sweet-natured and kind-hearted man had on others in a mere 39 years.

Adam Mallia held the quintessentially Texan title of land man since his college days at the University of Houston, and he enjoyed the spectacle of watching a family become millionaires with the stroke of a pen. Adam loved sports and the outdoors, fishing, hunting birds in south Texas or Argentina, playing a round of golf in the scorching Galveston heat. He had a broad, open face and an eager smile. He savored life’s richest moments, like a niece who pronounced Adam as “Ah-Ah” but mastered “Richard” with no problem. Adam was preceded in death by his father, Stephen Mallia, and his grandparents, including family matriarch Dorothy Davison.

He is survived by his mother, Margaret Ann Mallia; brother and sister-in-law David and Leslie Mallia; niece and nephew Emily and William Mallia; aunts and uncles Barbara Mallia, F. John Shepherd III, Joan Daly, Diane and Ira Shapiro, Dorothy and Mike Kaldis, Richard and Cynthia Shepherd, and Patricia Shepherd and Ronnie Crocker; cousins Allison Daly, John and Laurie Daly, Ellen and Steven Dennis, Amy and Daniel Ferber, Leah Shapiro, Ashley Shapiro, Blaine and Lyndsey Shapiro, Megan and Rich Williams, Gregory and Jennifer Kaldis, Nick Kaldis, Frank Shepherd and James Shepherd, Mark Mallia, Wayne and Sherry Mallia, Cindy Spangler, Jimmy Mallia, Carol and Michael Doyle, Billy Huvar, Mike Huvar and Doug Huvar; and many friends.

Visitation will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Brookwood in Georgetown (BiG), where his cousin Ashley Shapiro is a citizen, at P.O. Box 845, Georgetown, TX 78627.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his mother, Margaret Ann Mallia; brother and sister-in-law David and Leslie Mallia; niece and nephew Emily and William Mallia; aunts and uncles Barbara Mallia, F. John Shepherd III, Joan Daly, Diane and Ira Shapiro, Dorothy and Mike Kaldis, Richard and Cynthia Shepherd, and Patricia Shepherd and Ronnie Crocker; cousins Allison Daly, John and Laurie Daly, Ellen and Steven Dennis, Amy and Daniel Ferber, Leah Shapiro, Ashley Shapiro, Blaine and Lyndsey Shapiro, Megan and Rich Williams, Gregory and Jennifer Kaldis, Nick Kaldis, Frank Shepherd and James Shepherd, Mark Mallia, Wayne and Sherry Mallia, Cindy Spangler, Jimmy Mallia, Carol and Michael Doyle, Billy Huvar, Mike Huvar and Doug Huvar; and many friends.
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  • DONATIONS

  • Brookwood (In honor of Ashley Shapiro)

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Memorial Service Thursday, June 14, 2018
REMEMBERING

Adam Mallia

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Jerome Cabeen

June 23, 2018

I had the distinct honor and privilege of coaching Adam in 7th grade basketball and football at Paul Revere Middle School in the early 1990’s. He was a very hard worker and a great teammate. I remember him telling me, “Coach, I can’t believe you are keeping me on the basketball team. I am not that good.” I told him his work ethic and attitude would serve us well. We ended up winning the 7th grade District Championship that year against teams that had much more talent than we did. Why Adam only received 39 years can only be answered by the Giver of Life. I haven’t seen him since he walked out of the halls of Revere, but remember him well, and love him enough to share these memories. It is always harder to be left than to leave, but in his leaving, Adam surely has encountered the ONE in which all our seeking ends. May his spirit and work ethic be an example to us all, that would be a fine way to remember him. Adam, practice is over, tryouts have ended...you’ve made the team.

Curt Kneese

June 12, 2018

Liked Adam as a competitor, loved him as a team member. A great Landman taken way too soon. I hope by now that he is catching up with his Dad In Heaven. Prayers for the Mallia family

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