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Lamb Funeral Home Inc.

101 Byberry Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA

OBITUARY

Paula Mae Malaby

July 30, 1964May 6, 2020
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On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, Paula Mae Malaby, loving wife and mother of two children passed away at age 55. Paula was born on July 30, 1964 in Philadelphia, PA to Paul and Dorothy “Dottie” (Lake) Brown. Paula was raised in the Morrell Park neighborhood of Philadelphia in the loving family of John and Dottie Blazich and her sister Cherie.

Paula was a graduate of Temple University with a degree in Elementary Education and worked many years with special needs children. Paula was a devoted mother of two children, Holly and Gary Sockwell Jr.

Paula loved to dance. She enjoyed tap dancing with her mother, Dottie, and with her children Holly and Gary. Whenever there was music playing, Paula was dancing. Her beautiful smile, amazing positive energy and friendliness would brighten everyone’s day. Paula had a passion for yoga, meditation, and exercise. She also loved to travel and visited many countries around the world.

Paula was preceded in death by her mother Dottie and sister Cherie. She is survived by her father, John Blazich, husband Gary, children Holly and Gary Jr., niece Kristy Jovovich and Kristy’s daughter Amelia Siano. Paula is also survived by many Brown family aunts and uncle as well as many cousins. Services will be held Monday, May 11th, 2020 at the Lamb Funeral Home at 101 Byberry Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA at 12 PM and burial at 1 PM at Forest Hills Cemetery. Due to Covid-19 restrictions only immediate family may attend the services.

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April Brown

May 11, 2020

“Heartbroken to learn of the passing of my beautiful cousin paula. Paula loved her family she loved to laugh and hear old stories about the aunts, uncles and grandparents. She would always want to know what # cousin you were in the line up of 25, ha! She was #10. She was so proud of her indian name that was given to her by gp. During her summer visits to gm she would head right over to our place as soon as she got to town.

You will be missed my sweet cousin,
Peace and love, April

Sharon Vaughan

May 11, 2020

Gary, Holly and Gary, Jr., I am truly sorry for your loss. I have known Paula since I was a little girl. Paula was so
loving and caring and will always have a special place in my heart. Her smile and energy lit up the room. Even though
we saw each other less frequently over the years, when we got together it was just like our younger years. We would
reminisce and laugh about all the good times. She will truly be missed. You all are in my prayers. Sending all my
love and lots of hugs to you all.

Sharon and Chad

Audrey Petit

May 11, 2020

I had the pleasure of meeting Paula and her son Gary, and I was impressed by what a nurturing mother and otherwise wonderful person she was. She was such a great listener, and encouraged her son with incredible positivity. She was and always be an inspiration to me.

James Brown

May 11, 2020

My niece Paula. My memory of her were her openness and love of family when she came to our New Years Day parties.she would be so loving and made every one else feel good about themselves. Gary,Holly,Gary your wife & mom will be greatly missed. Know you are welcome here, always our prayers are with you all now. All ou r love Aunt Lucy & Uncle Jimmy

Fred Sockwell

May 11, 2020

Dear Gary, Holly & Gary

We are truly sorry for your loss. Your mom was
such a sweet, kind, caring and loving person. Your mom will truly be missed. God a has gained a beautiful angle in Heaven. We love you guys and are here for you.

Love Uncle Fred, Aunt Denise, Fred, Kevin and Nicholas

Henry Ebner

May 9, 2020

Gary, Holly, and Gary

We want to send you condolences to you and your family. Our hearts are broken for your loss. We will miss her smile and seeing her every year at the Helen's Hope Outing. Please let us know if you need anything, we are here for you.

Love and God Bless,
Henry and Missy

Peggy Ricci

May 8, 2020

A beautiful kind & loving soul that will truly be missed. I will miss our friendship and our let’s do dinner where we would always pick up where we left off no matter how much time had passed. Her laugh, our conversations of just about everything, the smell of her perfume, which I loved but didn’t want to steal her signature scent (she would always laugh when I said that) and the hug goodbye. When I was diagnosed with cancer I called Paula. She said I’ll be right there & within minutes she ran around the block just to give me a hug. I will always cherish her love, support and our time together. I will miss you my dear friend. May you be dancing up a storm in heaven. To GM, Holly, Gary & the family, I am so incredibly sorry. My thoughts & prayers are with you all. Sending you love & hugs.

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My Pride & Joy!!

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My Pride & Joy!!

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You’ll always be the Love Of My Life.

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