OBITUARY

Frederick George Maloney

September 5, 1926November 9, 2014

After a brief battle with cancer, the Lord Jesus called Fred Maloney into His presence early Sunday morning, Nov. 9, 2014 surrounded by his family. Fred was born in Tacoma and grew up in Puyallup, WA. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he received a degree in mechanical engineering from WSU, and settled in Yakima. From 1950 through Sept. 2014, Fred was the engineer at Edwards Equipment Company in Union Gap. His deep desire was to be of service to the farming community, and to make the hard work of farming easier by designing unique and specialized farm machinery. He loved his work!

Fred honored the Lord with a life lived with integrity, wisdom and service in the church and the community. He was an active member of Rotary; served many years on the Hearing and Speech Center board, and was one of three founders of KBBO Christian radio station.

Worship of God, fellowship with others, and growing in discipleship to Jesus Christ was at the center of Fred’s life. At Grace of Christ Presbyterian Church, (formerly First Presbyterian), Fred was a thoughtful, theologically perceptive teacher of Scripture, training people to follow Jesus with passion, integrity, and intellect in today’s difficult world.

Fred’s family life was precious to him. During more than 61 years of marriage, he and Ruth raised three children and now have 6 beautiful grandchildren. Family dinners led to wonderful, engaging conversations about life, the world, faith in God, and character. Summer camping trips were a family highlight.

He is survived by his wife Ruth; his son, David (Sue) Maloney; and daughters, Patricia (Rick) Grandy, and Linda (Mark) Patterson; and six grandchildren; Peter Maloney, Christine Maloney, Michael Grandy, Ryan Grandy, Sarai (Lander) Brandt, Kalie (Robert) Schiemann. He is also survived by his brother Edward Maloney. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

A memorial service will be held at Grace of Christ Presbyterian Church at 2 pm, Saturday, November 15th.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Tom Boyd for his excellent care. Also thanks to the wonderful staff at Cottage in the Meadow.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Grace of Christ Presbyterian Church, Camp Ghormley, or the Union Gospel Mission.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, November 15, 2014

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, November 15, 2014

Memories

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Doug Kanyer

November 24, 2014

I bawled when I learned that my friend had passed...not for Fred of course, because his ultimate goal of being with Jesus is now complete; but for his family, and mostly, for me. A better role model a man could not have. Blessed indeed to have known Fred and to be able to have called him my friend.

Ken Gustafson

November 15, 2014

Fred earned impressive credentials that showed in his home, church, and work.

He lived a long and meaningful life and will be missed.

Ken Gustafson

November 15, 2014

Fred earned impressive credentials that showed in his home,church,and work.
He lived a long and meaningful life and will be missed.

Dennis Miller

November 13, 2014

Fred was my example of a true, biblical Elder. He embodied the life of a disciple of Jesus, both in scriptural knowledge and lifestyle. Always a nice smile and genuine concern over how you were doing, Fred was just one of the nicest people I've ever known. It was a blessing to have known him and I look forward to seeing him again in the kingdom beyond.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY