OBITUARY

John Joseph Mallon Jr.

July 12, 1956February 17, 2021
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John Joseph Mallon, Jr., 64, of Harriman, NY, passed on February 17, 2021. He was born on July 12, 1956, in Blytheville, Arkansas to his loving parents, John Joseph Mallon, Sr. and Joan Mallon. John was a loving husband and father. He was a dedicated family man who spent decades working tirelessly to provide for his children in every way possible. Married for 38 years to his best friend and favorite chef, John was a wonderful dinner date who loved to laugh with, and occasionally at, his wife. The best (and loudest) coach any of his kids could have wished for, he often went straight from his midnight shift to yell from the sidelines at their games. John was a Lieutenant with the Suffern Police Department, where he served the community for 40 years. Representing the Suffern PBA as president for several terms, John “diplomatically” resolved many issues for the men and women that he served alongside. He was a member of the Vincent Crotty Memorial Foundation Board of Directors, coached DARE hockey, and volunteered throughout his community for decades. John is survived by his loving wife, Kathy Mallon; beloved children Nicole Andrea Mallon-Smith (William Smith), Courtney Paige Mallon, and John Joseph Mallon, III; precious grandson Jack Mallon Smith, and mother Joan Mallon. He is also survived by his siblings Steven Mallon, Scot Mallon, and Jacqueline Mallon; his nephews John Kelly, Andrew Kelly, and Christian McCall; and his niece Danielle McCall. John was predeceased by his dear father John Joseph Mallon, Sr. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 22, 2021, from 3-8 p.m. at Wanamaker and Carlough Funeral Home, 177 Route 59 in Suffern. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., on Tuesday, February 23rd at Sacred Heart Church in Suffern. In lieu of flowers, the family of John Joseph Mallon, Jr. asks that donations be sent to the American Diabetes Association or the Vincent Crotty Memorial Foundation.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 22, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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Kevin Feniger

February 22, 2021

John was a bigger then life kind of guy. He had a way to always make me laugh. He will be missed

Robert Buzzonetti

February 22, 2021

I could still hear his loud but gentle voice on the sidelines from watching our boys playing baseball and our daughters playing soccer. John was a great man, he will be missed and remembered by all who knew him. Condolences on the loss of your loved one. God Bless John, God Bless the Mallon family.
The Buzzonetti's

Debra Balestra

February 21, 2021

Johnny, Snakeman was our Squires Gate hero. Our protector. His smiling face will be missed by many. Rest In Peace Johnny.
With much love and respect. ❤️

Karen McCrudden

February 20, 2021

John was larger than life and touched so many lives. John was one of my dearest friends and I was lucky because he married one of my best friends, Kathy. We’ve all been friends for 40 plus years and I have so many wonderful memories of our times together. A few of which come to mind - our trips to the shore, watching sports and playing bowling at ‘The Tavern’, our New Year’s eve parties at 44 Parkside Drive, Little Italy dinners, trips to NYC and of course cheering John on at his softball & football games and the races he ran in NYC. It’s been a long standing memory & laugh about how he received an A+ for his typed up work while in the Police Academy; at the time my typing skills sure came in handy. He was generous about it and took Kathy and I to dinner at Tavern On the Green – that was something! John had a great sense of humor and was also one of the kindest and good natured men I know; he was a friend for life – one I could always count on. We didn’t see a lot of each other for a while as we focused on raising our families and I moved to Colorado but we remained close. It was one of those friendships that distance and time didn’t matter, we could always pick up where we left off. John, Kathy and I always made the best of our time catching up whenever I was back in NY to see my family. Family was most important to John; he always talked about them. It’s so clear how much he loved his family and how proud he was of his children. I’m grateful for his friendship and the time I spent with John. He’s one of those of people that impacts your life forever and that you’ll never forget. Rest in peace my friend; I’ll miss you terribly. Sending much love and virtual hugs to Kathy, Nicole, Courtney and John. Love Karen

Lucy Motz

February 19, 2021

Kathy and Family,
I am so heartbroken to hear of John's passing. He was a wonderful man that helped everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you ALL ! May God give you the strength to get through this. RIP John, sore with the Angels!

Sincerely,
Lucy Motz

Donna & Rob Minicucci

February 19, 2021

RIP my friend. You were a great soccer coach to our girls and always gave them praise and encouragement (and sometimes hopped up and down yelling at them- but they deserved it!)Thanks for all the happy memories - one of my faves is you handling all the crazy moms at the tournament down at the shore. Lots of happy times. You will be missed but the lives you touched will carry your legacy. Every soccer goal I see - I still hear you in my head yelling far post!! Rest easy Coach - love and hugs to your beautiful family - you are all in my prayers ❤️🙏

Kathy Castino

February 19, 2021

RIP dear friend John, may you be in heaven with my beloved husband Alex, both gone too soon. You were a great guy and the sweetest. We met you through your beautiful wife Kathy who still remains my dear friend. I feel for her and the rest of the family. I am so sorry 💔

Kathy Castino

February 19, 2021

Sharon Wallace

February 19, 2021

I want to extend my prayers and condolences to John's wife, three children, grandson, and his family in blue. I met John back in 1980-1981, I used to hang out at the station at night from time to time. I'd bring them coffee and we'd all just talk. There had been times when I'd be in the GreenRoom either for a few drinks or singing or both, but if there were a fight going on, I knew as soon as one officer walked in the door, I go out another one.
I remember one night, one guy was trying to pick me up and he was trying to do it with a fake badge. I have no clue how I didn't spit out my drink in his face. John came in for something I'm not sure what, but one of the bartenders said something to him and he came over to me and asked how I was doing. Then he told me that 'mom' was looking for me. He looked at the guy and said "Our mom called looking for my little sister. Normally, I would have rolled my eyes at John and would have told him to get lost, but since the guy was not taking 'no' from me I played along with John. John wasn't in his uniform at the time, but that didn't stop me from asking him "John, am I allowed to do a citizen's arrested for a guy who has been showing his fake id to prove he's a police officer in order for me to go out with him. John just looked at me then the guy then back at me. Then asked if I knew if it was fake, so I mentioned having three brothers who are officers I should know what a real badge looked like. The guy got really nervous and got up to leave but John wouldn't let him though. As it turned out, the guy was arrested for impersonating a police officer. There are many stories of where John played my 'big brother' and he did a great job of it! What I will always remember of John is his kindness, warmth, and his warm smile that he was always ready to give you. Rest in Peace John. ❤

Barbara Dennison

February 18, 2021

So very sorry to hear this..
May he be in the arms of are Lord

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