MARIETTA — Family of a longtime Marietta man who once served as chairman on many local boards would like the community to remember him as a loving father, dedicated public servant and Marietta High Blue Devil fan to the end.
The visitation for 91-year-old Charles William “Bill” Maloney of Marietta, who died Sept. 6, will be Sunday, Sept. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta. The rosary will be said at 4 p.m. The funeral will be 10 a.m. on Sept. 23 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Marietta.
“I will miss his constant presence,” said Maloney’s oldest son, Mark Maloney. “He was a rock, an anchor, a quiet strength, always there for his family. And he loved airplanes and golf with a gentlemanly passion.”
Mark Maloney, 63, is one of nine children Bill Maloney and his late wife of 62 years, Dorothy, raised in Marietta since 1952. All but one still live in the area.
Two of his five daughters said among many things they will miss about their father will be going to Marietta High football games with him. He was a “True Blue” booster for several decades.
“I will miss attending Marietta High School football games and enjoying watching so many people speak to him with such love and respect,” said Gina Maloney Davis. “I am so very proud to be his daughter and number seven.”
Nancy Maloney Mangiante, the youngest of the nine, said attending games was a special tradition their family shared.
“I will miss sitting next to him at Marietta High home football games,” she said.
Mangiante also said her father loved his family, town and country.
“One thing he instilled in all of us was the importance of voting,” she said. “No matter if it was a large November ballot, run-off or a primary in July, you showed up to vote. That was your civic duty.”
Maloney was a member of the Army Air Corps during World War II and served in the Pacific flying C47s.
After the war, he moved to Marietta, where he joined the staff at Lockheed Martin and worked for 36-plus years. He retired in April 1988 as chief inspector of the Material, Tool and Offsite Plants Inspection Division.
Maloney and his wife were also charter parishioners at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Atlanta, and he served on the Kennestone Hospital Board of Authority and the Marietta City Zoning Board. In his continued love and support for Marietta City Schools, Maloney also sat on the Marietta City School Board between 1979 and 1984 and was chair his last year.
He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Sharon Maloney, Matthew and Karen Maloney, Phillip and Julia Maloney, and Tom Maloney; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Bob Chappel, Betsy and Tommy Miller, Tina O’Shea, Gina and Tom Davis, and Nancy and Jack Mangiante;
Grandchildren, Steven and Allis Maloney, Brian and Dana Maloney, Jay Maloney, Jeremy and Lena Maloney, Mary Maloney, Christopher Maloney, Casey Maloney, Melissa and Ed Baggett, Joe Boswell, Ben Maloney, Hannah Maloney, Clare Maloney, Patrick O’Shea, Allie O’Shea, Scotty and Bekah Hoffman, Carolyn Hoffman, Margaret Ann Hoffman, Matthew Matassa, Lauren Maloney, Sean Maloney, Katherine Mangiante and Michael Mangiante;
Great-grandchildren, Sebastian and Manuel Maloney, Taylor Maloney, Cole and Dylan Baggett and Abel Hoffman; and more than 75 nieces and nephews.
The family asks contributions in Mahloney’s honor be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society or MUST Ministries.