Thomas P. Malloy, most recently a resident of Sun Lakes, AZ passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at the age of 86. We know that as he departed earth on his final mission, Heaven’s soldiers will soon be lining up! Born in Trenton, NJ in 1934 to Thomas P. Malloy Sr. and Anna Monte Malloy.
Tom is survived by his wife Jane, (they would have celebrated 65 years of marriage on March 17th, 2021!), his daughter Stephanie Tompson & her husband Scott of Gold Canyon, AZ, daughter Kim Robson & her husband Steve of Paradise Valley AZ, daughter Lisa Greager and her husband Jim of Fountain Hills, AZ and his daughter Becky Conner & her husband Jack of Billings, Montana. Grandchildren include John, Alycia, Kelly, James, Rebecca, Scott, Tatum, Brandon, Bryce, Zach, Josh and Zoe and their spouses/significant others! And 4 Great-Grandchildren: Carter, Preston, Grayson & Kiara. He joins his son, Paul Malloy who preceded him in death as well as his brother Philip Malloy and his sister Shirley Czumbil.
At the time that Tom & Jane married in 1956, Tom had already enlisted in the US Army. The next 65 years included a 25-year career in the US Army where he retired as an officer at the rank of Major, 18 moves around the country and the world, 2 tours of duty to Vietnam, he received numerous distinguished military honors both during and outside of combat.
After his military service he started a second career on the business side of academia at ASU in Tempe, AZ, Clark County Community College in Las Vegas, NV and La Roche College in Pittsburgh, PA. The many things along their journey you can’t begin to count, the lifelong friendships, their 4-legged family members, the trips taken, the scout meetings, the sports games, the boyfriends X4, the girlfriends, the school dances, graduations, weddings, the cribbage games and the pennies won, the ping pong matches, the coloring books.
From Trenton-NJ to Sun Lakes-AZ it’s 2366 miles, it’s the journey of the million miles in-between that made you Our National Hero!
We would like to thank the caregivers at Renaissance in Sun Lakes for their diligent, compassionate care of our dad and we would like to thank Summit Hospice for their exceptional care during our Dad’s last days.
We had a Memory Service with both Mom & Dad on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, led by Chaplain Carl, we will forever be grateful for that time.
After a graveside ceremony with full military honors, Tom will be interred at The National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona Cemetery.